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The Science Learning Network (SLN) is where science and education come together to help preserve and protect areas of national significance. Its mission is to integrate research and education to better communicate park science to the public and other NPS staff.

The Science Learning Network increases the effectiveness of communicating park research, scientific results, and the management of park resources by:
  • Facilitating use of parks for scientific inquiry
  • Supporting science-informed decision making
  • Communicating relevance of and providing access to research knowledge
  • Promoting resource stewardship through partnerships


Visit our video page to watch 17 movies about NPS science in the Northwest. These include "Science Minute Movies" and a training film on marmot monitoring at Olympic NP.

Resource Brief 2012
Resource Brief 2012 (PDF)
NEW FILM : Tides of Change
As the climate changes, many early signs will appear on the ocean shores. This film takes us to Olympic National Park’s wild coast and follows marine ecologist Dr. Steve Fradkin as he studies the changing rocky intertidal zone.

Tides of Change

SCIENCE FEATURE: Keepers of the Beat
Here is something a little different. We are proud to announce a new 18 minute film about Northwest National Park Science. A bit longer than the Science Learning Network's other Science Minute Movies, this new offering explores glaciers and how they’re changing. A visual and audible treat, turn up the volume and enjoy…

Keepers of the Beat