"This is the assembly of life that took a billion years to evolve. It has eaten the storms - folded them into its genes - and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady." - E.O. Wilson

We are surrounded by the wonder of a living world. From weeds growing in the cracks of sidewalks, a spider climbing the wall of a house, the depths of the ocean or the reaches of our most beautiful national parks, we live in a world of amazing variety. 

A large, brown snail climbs up a tree trunk surrounded by green leaves

Explore biodiversity

Biodiversity discovery events are underway in national parks around the country - even in your own backyard! Find out where.

A NPS volunteer teaches a group of youth about the foliage in his hands

Inspire students

Find educational resources to help advance biodiversity awareness for students.

Last updated: May 8, 2017


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