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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National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week by learning more about invasive species and finding out how to stop their spread.

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New Year, New Issue!

The Winter 2023 issue of Park Science Magazine is here! This exciting issue explores ways to meet a changing world.

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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.

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Enjoy the View Like Us!

We asked National Park Service employees to share some of their favorite views. Discover how to enjoy the view like us!

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I Didn't Know That!

Protecting our parks is a job for us all, but there's no way for everyone to be an expert in everything. Learn something new!

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Conservation at Home

Learn how you can help conserve parks and other protected areas by taking simple actions at home.

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Subjects and Topics

Browse through a list of engaging topics related to nature and science, and learn about our stewardship efforts.

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Park Science Magazine

Discover stories of science in parks! It's filled with stories showing how important science is for managing public lands.

Last updated: February 26, 2024