A Symphony of Sounds

Each national park has a unique soundscape. The natural and cultural sounds in parks awaken a sense of wonder that connects us to the qualities that define these special places. They are part of a web of resources that the National Park Service protects under the Organic Act. From the haunting calls of bugling elk in mountains to the patriotic calls of bugling horns across a historic battlefield, NPS invites you to experience our parks through this world of sound.

A Women's History in National Park poster features a cut-out figure of a woman flexing her muscle

Women in Science Profile

Female scientists with the NPS reflect on the value of STEM leadership for girls, young women.

An NPS scientist uses a parabolic microphone to listen to whales at Glacier Bay National Park.

Marine Research at Glacier Bay

Video follows six researchers at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Alaska, who study how whales and harbor seals communicate underwater.

Sandhill cranes dance in flooded grassland in a spring mating ritual, Great Sand Dunes National Park

The Sounds of Spring

Spring is in the air! When the weather warms, the sounds you hear in national parks reflect this seasonal change.

Last updated: April 5, 2018