U.S. parks

Colored map with icons showing landmarks (State Dept./Diane Woolverton)

Here’s a free poster with a map of U.S. products, places

The week of July 17 is “Made in America Week” at the White House. This free poster, available for printing, highlights U.S. products and landmarks.
Harriet Tubman (State Dept./Astrid Riecken)

In pictures: Harriet Tubman’s route on the Underground Railroad

In a few years, the U.S. $20 bill will feature Harriet Tubman. Learn more about this extraordinary woman and the Underground Railroad.
Black-and-white dog overlooking bighorn sheep in mountain meadow (NPS/A.W. Biel)

‘Bark ranger’ helps park rangers keep animals and people safe

Gracie the border collie brings a special skill set to Glacier National Park: keeping the wildlife living in the park safe from their visitors.
Rock formation with waterfall lit by sun (© Ted Soqui/Corbis/Getty Images)

Fire on the mountain?

Despite what your eyes are telling you, it's not molten lava flowing from Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall in February.
Snowy scene of a river and trees (NPS/Gordon Dietzman)

Visiting sacred Native American grounds at U.S. national parks

Adventurer Mikah Meyer has visited many U.S. national parks and been struck by the extent to which Native American history is part of so many.
People holding up their right hands for swearing-in ceremony (© AP Images)

Immigrants become citizens at U.S. national parks [video]

The U.S. National Park Service is marking its 100th anniversary by hosting more than 100 ceremonies to swear in new U.S. citizens.
Flower-filled meadow leading to rolling hills in Yosemite National Park (© AP Images)

California’s Yosemite National Park gets even bigger

With its largest expansion in nearly 70 years, Yosemite National Park gains wetlands, meadows and rolling hills that are a haven for endangered species.

Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

Marine sanctuaries protect nature while allowing people to use the waters sustainably. On World Ocean Day, read about U.S. marine sanctuaries.
A bushy undersea sponge (NOAA via AP Images)

The U.S. now has world’s largest marine protected area

President Obama has expanded a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species.