The National Park Service works to conserve geologic resources and related visitor experiences as critical elements of overall natural resources stewardship. In nature, living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components of the ecosystem are inextricably linked, so NPS goals for conserving natural systems require attention to maintaining both biodiversity and geodiversity.
Inventory & Monitoring
Education & Outreach
The National Park Service offers short-term employment opportunities for earth scientists and students through the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks program. Diversity hiring in STEM disciplines is promoted through the Mosaics in Science program. Many people choose to help protect and preserve parks by participating in the Volunteers-In-Parks program.
Last updated: January 10, 2022