People from around the world visit America's national parks to explore their wonder and beauty. The National Park Service (NPS) has been guiding and enhancing their experiences for more than a century. The NPS's mission is to protect, preserve, and open up these areas for everyone's 'enjoyment, education, and inspiration.' Learn how their hard work ensures the parks are enjoyable and accessible for everyone with this fascinating Informational Text created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution! Build reading skills while engaging students' curiosity about STEAM topics through real-world examples. Packed with factoids and informative sidebars, this book features a hands-on STEAM challenge that is perfect for use in a makerspace and teaches students every step of the engineering design process. Make STEAM career connections with career advice from actual Smithsonian employees working in STEAM fields. Discover engineering innovations that solve real-world problems with content that touches on all aspects of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math!