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June 17, 2013
New National Natural Landmarks
Secretary Salazar has officially designated two new National Natural Landmark (NNL) sites and significantly increased the size of an existing site. Wade Tract Preserve, Georgia and Zumwalt Prairie, Oregon have joined the ranks of significant natural areas, bringing the total number of NNLs across the country to 596. Garden Park Fossil Area in Colorado has been expanded from 40 acres to approximately 3,200 acres.
June 11, 2013
June is National Oceans Month
Join the National Park Service (NPS) in celebrating National Oceans Month! Visit one of the the 85 ocean and coastal parks, or learn how the NPS is working to conserve and restore this important part of our natural heritage and see how you can get involved!
May 16, 2013
New Phenology and Citizen Science Video
This video is part of a series focused on the science behind climate change in national parks. This episode features the citizen science program at Great Smoky Mountains National Park as an example of how to engage park visitors and deepen their interest in understanding climate change.
March 25, 2013
WNS Video Series
White-nose syndrome is threatening bat populations and conservation in our national parks. This video series invites you to learn more about this deadly disease and what you can do to help the National Park Service protect bats.
March 25, 2013
New NPS Research Learning Center Website
Nineteen Research Learning Centers (RLCs) constitute a national NPS network to facilitate research in parks and connect that research to learning and the visitor experience. A new website was launched to provide up-to-date information and links to the 19 RLCs, the parks they serve, research needs, permits, and citizen science projects.
October 17, 2012
National Fossil Day
Join paleontologists and park rangers in celebrating the third annual National Fossil Day on October 17. Nationwide special events organized by the National Park Service will promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.
October 04, 2012
Newest Edition of Park Science Now Online
The most recent edition of Park Science has been published and is now available online. Explore useful and interesting examples of applied park research.