Science Learning Network

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

Tides of Change

Winner of 2015 Best Environmental Film Award at the Canada International Film Festival in Vancouver, BC.
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
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Keepers of the Beat

The 2015 Vail Film Festival featured Keepers of the Beat as part of their Environmental Showcase. This 18 minute film is about Northwest National Park Science- explore glaciers and how they are changing.

Keepers of the Beat


Download a copy of the Science Learning Network's Resouce Brief to learn about ongoing park research in the Pacific Northwest.

Resource Brief 2012