Hispanic Heritage Month Brings Travel Itineraries To National Park System, Events In The Parks

Rich Latino history can be found throughout the United States, and during Hispanic Heritage Month that history is being celebrated in the National Park System.

Traveler Readers Invited to "Test Drive" Prototype Website For Birding in the National Park System

OK, Travelers, this is your chance to add your input to how the National Park Service develops its websites. A prototype now in the testing phase revolves around birding in the parks, and we encourage you to see if it meets your demands!

National Park Quiz 83: Reproduction

Let's see how much you know about the intricate business of passing along genes in our national parks. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: "Bacterial conjugation, which is sometime erroneously characterized as the bacterial equivalent of sexual reproduction, cannot succeed unless the donor bacterium hosts a plasmid, transposon, or similar genetic element that is conjugative or mobilizable."

21 National Park System Units Nominated For "Marine Protected Area" Status

Twenty-one units of the National Park System, including five national seashores and four national lakeshores, have been nominated for status as "Marine Protected Areas."
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Of Gray Whales, National Parks, and Climate Change

Migrating gray whales are a common sight in the nearshore waters of the Pacific Coast, and two of the region’s national parks are whale watching hotspots. Now the timing of the gray whale migrations has shifted perceptibly, fewer whales are passing close to shore, and whale watchers will need to be more flexible.

National Park Quiz 26: Frightful Places and Scary Stuff

Halloween is the day after tomorrow, so let’s turn to the scarier side of national park visitation for this week’s quiz. Answers are at the end, but please don’t peek. Cheaters never prosper – unless, of course, they work on Wall Street.

91st Anniversary for National Park Service

A Birthday Cake for the National Parks
91 years ago today, Congress approved a bill which is now simply known within the Park Service as the Organic Act. On August 25th each year, those close to the parks recognize today as Founder's Day. There are a number of events happening around the country in honor of the day, here are just a few.