Science in Parks

Research Learning Centers (RLCs) are places where science and education come together. There are eighteen RLCs across the country. Many are physical places and others are virtual web portals or research databases.

Since 2001, RLCs have helped researchers work in national parks and made science a part of the national park experience. RLCs work closely with universities, K-12 schools, professional societies, and diverse research and educational groups.

Scientist studying intertidal animals in front of snowy peaks

Research in Parks

Learn about research needs and opportunities in parks

Ranger demonstrates groundwater monitoring techniques to a group of school children

Science Education in Parks

Learn about science education and interpretation in parks

Last updated: December 19, 2016