Let's Explore

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.

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Watching Wildlife

Observe the world around you. What kind of wildlife will you see this fall?

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What should I do if I see a bear?

Seeing a bear in the wild is a special treat for any visitor to a national park. Learn about visitor and bear safety.

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Scientific Study

Learn why scientific research is important and how you can participate.

Last updated: September 9, 2019