About Us

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The Research Learning Center is where science and education come together to help preserve and protect areas of national significance. Its mission is to integrate research and education to better communicate park science to the public and other NPS staff.

The Research Learning Center increases the effectiveness of communicating park research, scientific results, and the management of park resources by:
  • Facilitating use of parks for scientific inquiry
  • Supporting science-informed decision making
  • Communicating relevance of and providing access to research knowledge
  • Promoting resource stewardship through partnerships

Last updated: December 20, 2017