National Park Service

Feature: Find Your Park

Humpback whale fluke at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. NPS photo. Humpback whale fluke at Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve. NPS photo.

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests or share your national park story at

A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. We are a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!

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 sawgrass prairies of the Everglades. To safeguard these treasures, the National Park Service combines the best available science with innovative education and stewardship programs, such as Biodiversity Discovery, the Climate Change Youth Initiative, and Geoscientists-in-Parks.

We encourage you to "Explore Nature." 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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Other Resources

Park Science

A mazama newt

The Mazama newt: Clash with nonnative crayfish at Crater Lake.

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Park ranger and intern taking water quality samples

Statistics for national park lakes and streams

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There & Back Again

Humpback Whale

Migratory species in national parks

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Photos & Multimedia

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Find photos, videos, podcasts, and more

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Last Updated: April 28, 2016