America The Beautiful: Exploring Science in Our National Parks

Learn about unique STEM stories in National Parks across the country by watching these YouTube videos created by PBS NewsHour STEM Student Reporting Labs. In 2017, students at Mercy Academy in Louisville, Kentucky worked alongside the National Park Service to explore the underwater passages of Mammoth Cave National Park. These students, with the assistance of their teachers, designed a drone capable of surveying and collecting data on undiscovered and unexplored areas of this cave system – expanding their skills in design, mapping, research, and data collection.