Classes Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources: Protecting our Resources -Conservation & Resource Management | Space Exploration: Exploring Earth From Space – Satellites Watching Earth
Goals Challenging Problems: (1) Themes – Conservation Focused (2) Topics in the Physical World – Investigating Earth | Intended Learning Outcomes: Instilled Citizenship Values – Lifestyle Respecting Environmental Resources | CTEs & Disciplines: (1) Career & Technical – Energy, Environmental, & Natural Resources (2) Disciplines (a) History – National History (b) Science – Earth & Geo Sciences
Explore America’s national parks. Discover our most treasured places, supported by people like you. View some of the most popular national parks or browse the full list of all the parks in the National Park System.
Over the course of more than 150 years, a once-radical idea has evolved into a cohesive national parks system, with a sometimes conflicting two part-mission: to make the parks accessible to all and to preserve them for future generations.
NASA Earth Matters
You can tour some of the parks from space by viewing this image gallery compiled by NASA Earth Observatory. Many of the images were captured by sensors on Landsat satellites.
“The Landsat program was created in the United States in the heady scientific and exploratory times associated with taming the atom and going to the Moon,” explains Dr. John Barker. In fact, it was the Apollo Moon-bound missions that inspired the Landsat program. During the early test bed missions for Apollo, photographs of Earth’s land surface from space were taken for the first time.