Eye on Science

A diver captures a lionfish

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Outside Science (inside parks) is a webisode series that focuses on science in parks.

In this episode, watch scientists in Biscayne National Park work to keep an invasive fish from taking over the beautiful ecosystem.

 
wildflowers on a hill

Air Video Gallery
Watch this collection of videos to learn more about how mercury impacts park ecosystems and environmental health.

 
Bat with white-nose syndrome
White-nose syndrome is a deadly disease threatening bat populations in our national parks. This video series invites you to learn more about white-nose syndrome, how park staff are working to control the spread of the disease, and what you can do to help.
 
boy using iNaturalist app
BioBlitz Video Gallery
The BioBlitz is a two day event hosted by NPS and National Geographic that includes a 24 hour inventory period in which subject matter experts and citizen scientists work together to identify as many species as possible. Watch this video collection to learn more about what goes on at BioBlitz events.
 
night sky at Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park
Our national parks provide scenic views of some our country's most unique landscapes, and opportunities to explore the dark night skies. Watch this video to learn more about the way air quality and light pollution are impacting these natural treasures, and what we can do to help protect them.
 
E.O. Wilson
In these four videos, Dr. E.O. Wilson, professor emeritus at Harvard University, discusses the importance of respecting the planet's biodiversity and the role the National Park Service plays in preserving it. Gain a better understanding of the roles even the little things play in our ecosystems and the spark that started the movement toward protecting them.
 
Black rocks jutting out of the ocean

Fish Ponds at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park

In this video a new generation of native Hawaiians express the importance of carrying on their traditions.

 
George Wright
"Am I visionary or just crazy?" wrote George Melendez Wright to a colleague at the start of his bold undertaking to document the plants and animals in national parks. His perseverance and belief that the National Park Service needed a scientific understanding of its wildlife populations established the foundation of the National Park Service mission.
 
I&M Video Screenshot
In these videos, the National Park Service Inventory &Monitoring Program invites you to explore examples of inventory and monitoring research in national parks and understand our relationship to the natural world to promote protection of these places.
 
Let's go everywhere with Ranger Jeff
Ranger Jeff, a one-man band, leads us on a tour of our nation's national parks. Where will you #FindYourPark?
 
Composite photo shows rigging rope decorated with traditional Maile lei, nautical flags, and a partial view of the Hōkūleʻa. Julie K. West / NPS

Mālama Honua

Caring for your place, caring for your planet, features interviews with crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, an NPS environmental mission partner, discussing traditional wayfinding, oceanic conservation, and cultural heritage.

 
Gettysburg
Managing Natural & Cultural Resources
Join us on a journey to Gettysburg National Military Park, a place where the National Park Service works hard to preserve our national cultural heritage. See the historic battlefields and listen to why it is so important to protect them for future generations.
 
Mike Bell
Mike Bell and the Urban Rangers

Playing in the mud as a child inspired National Park Service biologist Mike Bell to make science a career. Watch Mike share his knowledge and wonder of the natural with Urban Rangers, encouraging them to learn about the world around them.

 
Airplane
Natural Sounds Video Gallery

The joy of listening to the symphony of nature can be experienced in many of our national parks. Check out the Natural Sounds video gallery to learn more about soundscapes.

 
night sky
Night Skies Video Gallery

Our national parks provide scenic views of some our country's most unique landscapes, and opportunities to explore the dark night skies. Poor air quality and light pollution affect not only the health of our planet and ecosystem, but the way we enjoy our national parks.

 
Ocean
Listen to retired National Park Service scientist Gary Davis introduce you to this exciting, mysterious world and learn about the conservation and scientific efforts the National Park Service engages in to protect oceans for all life on earth. View these three movies to fully immerse yourself in an ocean experience.
 
Oil Spill Caution Sign
Oil Spill Video Series
For over 100 days, oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Even with the well capped, the impacts of the oil and the restoration of parks affected by the spill will span years, if not decades. Watch these movies to learn how science helps the National Park Service protect park resources.
 
Outside Science inside parks
Outside Science (inside parks)
Outside Science (inside parks) is a 12-part webisode series that focuses on science in parks. In collaboration with Colorado State University, the National Park Service will release a new episode each month in 2016.
 
monitoring a river

Research Learning Center Video Gallery
Learn more about the kind of work Research Learning Centers do for the national parks in this collection of videos.

 
Man stands in the forest listening to natural sounds
Sounds of Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

Listening to Biodiversity at Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park.

 
View from Shenandoah National Park
Taking the Long View
Clean air and clear views draw people to national parks each year and are an important part of what makes parks special places. Air pollution and development can affect views. Watch this video to learn more about clean air and clear views as valued community resources at Shenandoah National Park.