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Photo: NPS
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location United States
Appropriate for kids no
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Participants are required to bring their own field gear (especially broken-in field boots!), unless noted otherwise in the position description.


Geoscientists-in-the-Parks


Geoscientists-in-the-Parks partners geoscience students and experts with volunteers to conduct scientific research that helps the National Park Service better understand and manage its natural resources.

Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, geographic information system analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff as well as park visitors.

Volunteers selected for the program have a unique opportunity to contribute to a variety of important research, resource management, interpretation and education projects. Parks benefit from a participant’s knowledge and skills in geological or physical sciences, while each participant gains valuable experience by working with the National Park Service. Volunteers with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.




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