Science in Your National Parks

National parks contain many of our nation's most treasured landscapes, from the majestic mountain ranges of Alaska to the vast prairies of the Everglades. Learn about the natural resources in parks, from the rocks under our feet to the sky overhead and everything in between. Discover the issues that affect our parks and how we join with neighbors and partners to address them. Meet the people who protect our parks and learn how you can help preserve these treasures for generations to come.


Park Science

Reporting on science research

A ranger and child point at hummingbirds in the sky

Outside Science (inside parks)

Part citizen science, part education, this video series highlights the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks.

Three children listen to an NPS employee

Become a Junior Explorer

There's so much to learn! Find a program to help you explore nature.


Spill Response

Supporting, serving, and coordinating to protect park resources

Last updated: August 31, 2017