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Jean Richter, a wildlife biologist at Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, standing beside a large tree.

USFWS: Refuge Biologist Becomes Face of Women in Science

WED, MAY 6, 2015, 11:20 AM EST

Jean Richter, a USFWS wildlife biologist at Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, is featured in a video trailer for a project designed to dispel stereotypes – “Outnumbered: Portraits of Women in Science.” Read More ( >

Photo of employees participating in SEED school science fair.

DOI Employees Participate in SEED Public Charter School of Washington, D.C.'s Annual Science Fair

TUE, MAY 5, 2015, 02:23 PM EST

Representatives from the Department of the Interior served as judges at The School for Education Evolution and Development Public Charter School of Washington, D.C.’s Annual Science Fair on March 25. Read More >

From left, Katherine Archuleta, director, OPM; Denise Turner-Roth, acting administrator, GSA; and Kristen J. Sarri, principal deputy assistant secretary, PMB, DOI, joining in the festivities at Rawlins Park.

DOI, OPM, GSA Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at Rawlins Park

FRI, MAY 1, 2015, 08:36 AM EST

On April 22, the Department of the Interior collaborated with the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration to host an event to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day. This year's theme was "It's our Turn to Lead." Read More >

Secretary Sally Jewell holding a microphone and standing beside a lectern as she speaks to a group of employees.

BLM: Nevada, California Celebrate Sage-Grouse Success

THU, APRIL 30, 2015, 10:41 AM EST

Secretary Jewell joined with USDA, Nevada, California, local officials, partners, and employees to celebrate the conservation partnership that has lead to the success of the Bi-State Population of Greater Sage-Grouse along the California-Nevada border. Read More >

Children wearing orange-and-black butterfly wings at a refuge event

With Monarch Butterflies, USFWS and Partners Hope to Replicate Success of Bald Eagle Recovery

WED, APRIL 29, 2015, 09:58 AM EST

The road to saving the monarch is long, winding, even hilly and fully of roadblocks. But working together with conservation partners, along with battalions of schoolteachers, children and community leaders, success awaits. Read More ( >

USGS photo: aftermath of an earthquake

USGS: Prepared > Scared

WED, APRIL 29, 2015, 08:17 AM EST

Are you ready for earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, winter storms and tornadoes? Join America’s PrepareAthon on April 30, 2015. Read More ( >

Olivia Culley using her model of a dam to explain her theory.

Reclamation: Seventh-Grade Student Engineer 'To Be' Olivia Culley Presents Her Penstock Theory

TUE, APRIL 28, 2015, 12:23 PM EST

Reclamation-Upper Colorado Region employees were at the right place at the right time during a recent director's staff meeting when Reclamation employee Stacey Smith introduced engineer-to-be Olivia Culley, a seventh-grader from St. Francis Xavier School. Read More >

U.S. Forest Service employee visiting the DOI Museum and viewing a rug made by her great-grandmother.

dotGov Notes: Historic Handwoven Rug at DOI Museum Lays Path for U.S. Forest Service Employee to her Shinaali

TUE, APRIL 28, 2015, 11:15 AM EST

USDA Forest Service employee Nanebah Nez connected to her past in a recent visit to the U.S. Department of the Interior Museum, where a rug made by her great grandmother is part of the museum's trove of historical pieces. Read More ( >

Sixth-grader David Starovoytov's Kentucky arrow darter

USFWS: Young People Draw on Endangered Species for Inspiration

MON, APRIL 27, 2015, 01:12 PM EST

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the winners of the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. They drew some amazing animals. Read More ( >

Yellow-and-white report cover; text: Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare: Volume 4, 1939‒1961

USGS Continues to Write History

MON, APRIL 27, 2015, 11:06 AM EST

The fourth volume of the comprehensive history of USGS is now available online. Featuring 704 pages and 200 illustrations, it places USGS mapping and Earth-sciences operations within the context of U.S. and international history from 1939‒1961. Read More ( >

President Obama reaching out the students from Dante B. Fascell Elementary School in Everglades National Park.

NPS: President Obama Visits Everglades for Earth Day

MON, APRIL 27, 2015, 10:05 AM EST

In honor of Earth Day, President Obama visited Everglades National Park with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to discuss the impact climate change is having on America’s natural and cultural resources. Read More >

Snow machines lined up for a day of fun in the snow and sun.

BLM-Alaska: Wounded Warriors Enjoy Alaska Snow Race

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

There are many ways to support our troops, but perhaps one of the coolest is with snow machines and playing cards. BLM-Alaska's Steve Weeks and Rhonda Williams on March 28 assisted the Valdez Snowmachine Club at its annual Wounded Warrior Poker Run. Read More >

Phi Beta Sigmas touring Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

USFWS: A Vital Partnership Takes Root, And Urban Kids Will Benefit

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 08:54 AM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe shares his thoughts on the one-year anniversary of USFWS' partnership with Phi Beta Sigma, one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent African American fraternities. Read More ( >

Photo of first-place winners: MIT/Jain team

Three Teams Take Top Honors in Desal Prize at Bureau of Reclamation's Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility

FRI, APRIL 24, 2015, 07:10 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation and USAID have announced the April 9-11 winners of the Desal Prize, a competition that challenged worldwide innovators to create desalination technologies that are cost effective, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. Read More >

Photos of some of the more than 400 volunteers at the event.

NPS: Cultivating a Living Memorial at Flight 93

THU, APRIL 23, 2015, 12:39 PM EST

Volunteers at Plant a Tree at Flight 93-2015 "find their park" while helping the National Park Service and its partners cultivate a living memorial for today and into the next century. Read More >


NPS: Bil Vandergraff Receives 2014 Harry Yount Award

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 01:24 PM EST

Deep in the Grand Canyon, “One L Bil” is the go-to guy for any situation. Renowned for his extensive skills, calm demeanor, and institutional knowledge, park ranger Bil Vandergraff has been involved in more than 2,000 search-and-rescue missions. Read More >

Text: Earth Day 2015; image: butterfly, green earth, and blue sky

Celebrate Earth Day with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 07:35 AM EST

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and learn ways to make a better planet for fish, wildlife and their habitat. Check out USFWS' 20 ecotips, events near you, and other ways you can take action here. Read More ( >

IBC graphic featuring image of Main Interior Building

IBC: Main Interior Building Receives Green Facelift

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 07:29 AM EST

Through the partnership between the Interior Business Center and the Office of Facilities and the Administration Services, the Department of the Interior’s building in Washington, D.C., will receive a green facelift. Read More ( >

Text: Start with Science; image: water, birds and mountains

USGS: Happy Earth Day 2015

WED, APRIL 22, 2015, 07:19 AM EST

The USGS is joining people across the world to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. To help build environmental awareness, the USGS has outlined some of the critical issues facing our planet, as well as science projects underway to address these challenges. Read More ( >

From left, BLM archaeologists Ryan Howell, C.J. Truesdale, and Doug Melton pose outside the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention's Family Adventure Village

BLM Archaeologists Show How Old School Turkey Hunting Is Done

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 11:37 AM EST

BLM archaeologists Doug Melton, C.J. Truesdale and Ryan Howell recently attended the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention in Nashville, Tenn., to demonstrate the prehistoric-hunting techniques that were used before the bow and arrow were invented. Read More >

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