Unusual stories from some of America’s most beloved and inspirational places — our national parks.


Episode 1: The Show Must Go On
The only national park site dedicated to the performing arts has been quiet for over a year, but a new chorus of singers is stealing the show at this Virginia venue: a feisty, sex-crazed swarm of Brood X cicadas.

Episode 2: Below the Surface
An unusual predicament is pitting private oil rights against one of the world’s most treasured places. Could the National Park Service allow a private energy company to build oil wells in the Everglades?

Episode 3: Expecting the Unexpected
Photographers and artists helped make the case for America’s national parks. Today, a new generation of artists-in-residence keeps the vital connection alive in sometimes surprising ways.

Learn more at thesecretlivesofparks.org.



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