We support hundreds of important projects every year, but a few of our key programs—like the Big Cats Initiative—increase awareness and promote protection of our planet's most critically threatened species, habitats, and more.
Our explorers are always eager to share what they've discovered with the world. Through live events and immersive exhibits, such as Joel Sartore's Photo Ark Project, we bring the world to you.
The work of our global community of scientists and explorers, from our yearly class of emerging explorers to our grantees doing research in the field, is helping change the world.
Our exciting annual competition teaches the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of explorers, empowering four million students each year to become informed and curious global citizens.
Parks connect us with the natural world, and inspire us to be better stewards of our planet. Use our resources to explore their wonders and challenges in celebration of the National Park Service’s centennial throughout 2016.
Our rich collection of free educational media including interactive mapping tools, encyclopedic articles, lesson plans, and more supports learning across geography, social studies, and science.
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Photos: Michael Nichols (lions, top); Brian Skerry (diver); Beverly Joubert (Big Cats Initiative)