The Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center (PCSLC) is one of 19 Research Learning Centers across the country. These centers strive to increase science in the national parks and communicate research results through:

  • Facilitating the use of parks for scientific inquiry
  • Supporting science-informed decision making 
  • Communicating relevance and providing access to research knowledge
  • Promoting resource stewardship through partnerships


Biologist holding a hoary bat
Bay Area Parks Nature & Science Blog

Get the latest updates on science and natural resources in and around Bay Area national parks.

Students get their hands dirty during a wetland field study

The Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center offers educational opportunities for students and adults

National Park Service Biologist surveying the harbor seal population at Point Reyes NS

Supporting research is at the core of the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center's mission.

Last updated: August 1, 2017