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Teach and Learn




At Interior, we engage and educate lifelong learners through an array of learning opportunities in support of our science and stewardship mission. From programs for children that nurture a “sense of wonder” about the natural world, to place-based experiential learning and professional development for students and educators, to internships that provide career training on public lands, in various offices, and in world-class laboratories, we believe we must inspire people today and empower public service leaders of tomorrow.

Our future ability to build a new energy frontier, address climate change, preserve our treasured landscapes, tackle America’s water challenges, and empower Native Americans and Alaska Natives depends upon the next generation of scientists, engineers, and more.

Image of female park ranger in woods speaking with group of children

If you are a student of any age, or an educator seeking to enhance your lesson plans, begin here to learn how our bureaus are managing America’s vast natural and cultural resources. Through the materials they provide, you will learn about the power of science, different cultures, history, and the great outdoors.

To learn more about the U.S. Department of the Interior’s youth initiative, see also:

In 2013, the National Park Service launched a user-friendly education portal where educators can find distance learning, field trips, and curriculum materials, in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers.