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.

Student measures tree

How big is an oak tree?

A group of teens spent the day in Shenandoah National Park using science to better understand what's happening in the blue oak woodlands.

Visitors Enjoying the Blue Mesa Trail

Nature makes you...

Beautiful weather is on the way! Just 20 minutes in nature provides a variety of health benefits.

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Apply for the Conway Science Fellowship

This postdoc fellowship will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that informs park management.

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6 ways to go wild in national parks!

National parks are ideal places to explore the “wildness” of our natural heritage.

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What do bears do when they wake up?

When spring arrives and the snow begins to melt, bears start to wake up after months of hibernation.

whale and calf

Are we there, yet?

In spring, animals are on the move! Learn about whales' spring migrations and be sure to keep your family, and wildlife, safe.

Last updated: May 20, 2019