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BOEM science exhibit at STEM event

Web Reads: BOEM Hosting Exhibit, Workshop at National Science Teachers' STEM Forum

FRI, MAY 22, 2015, 09:07 AM EST

BOEM representatives are in Minneapolis this week exhibiting at the National Science Teachers Association's STEM Forum and cohosting a teacher's workshop titled "Diving for Science: Enhancing STEM with Real-World Underwater Archaeology." Read More (facebook.com) >


Screenshot of IBC's orientation website for new employees.

IBC Orientation Program Equips New Employees for Job Success

FRI, MAY 22, 2015, 07:51 AM EST

The Interior Business Center’s New Employee Orientation Program serves as the compass for employees who are navigating the waters of transition into the Department of the Interior from other DOI bureaus or outside the department. Read More (doi.gov) >


Image from NPS Vietnam Veterans Memorial website: closeup of the wall of names and two white roses.

NPS: Visit a Site of Remembrance This Memorial Day Weekend

THU, MAY 21, 2015, 10:29 AM EST

The National Park Service invites you to honor the sacrifices of our nation's veterans by visiting a site of remembrance during this Memorial Day weekend or any time of the year. Read More (nps.gov) >


BLM photo: Director Linda Lance (center) standing with two award winning employees from the BLM Montana/Dakotas Field Office: Justin Hanley and Wendy Warren; Washington Monument in background.

BLM Recognizes Employees at Awards Ceremony

THU, MAY 21, 2015, 09:16 AM EST

Bureau of Land Management Deputy Director Linda Lance on May 7 presented awards to BLM employees for their exceptional service to the nation as public servants. Read More (blm.gov) >


Federal wildlife officer Matt Belew

USFWS: Federal Wildlife Officer Acts Quickly to Save Boy Scouts

TUE, MAY 19, 2015, 09:55 AM EST

As a severe storm was approaching, federal wildlife officer Matt Belew evacuated all 65 Boy Scouts and their leaders camping at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. About 30 minutes later, a tornado ripped across the refuge. Read More (fws.gov) >


Image from USGS Science Feature: small bee

USGS: Pollinators Get a National Strategy to Restore Their Health

TUE, MAY 19, 2015, 09:49 AM EST

Preventing continued losses of our country’s pollinators requires national attention, and today it happened. Read More (usgs.gov) >


Group of eighth graders exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Web Reads: BLM: Idaho Eighth Graders Explore the Moon!

TUE, MAY 19, 2015, 09:42 AM EST

The Bureau of Land Management and its partners treated eighth graders from Lemhi County, Idaho, to a day of learning and exploration in the outdoor classroom of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge

USFWS: America’s Smallest Refuge Turns 100

MON, MAY 18, 2015, 10:42 AM EST

President Woodrow Wilson established Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge in 1915 when he set aside Spirit Island to protect breeding habitat for native birds. Hennepin Island was later added to the refuge, increasing it to just over half of an acre. Read More (fws.gov) >


Volunteers planting trees.

dotGov Notes: OSMRE: Employees, Volunteers Plant Trees at Pittsburgh Botanical Garden

MON, MAY 18, 2015, 10:29 AM EST

Volunteers,including Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement employees, gathered at the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden to plant trees on a former coal mine that will be a part of the garden. Read More (arcc.osmre.gov) >


Early black-and-white image of Hoover Dam law enforcement officer standing by a car.

Web Reads: Reclamation Honors Law Enforcement Officers During Police Week

FRI, MAY 15, 2015, 11:21 AM EST

The Bureau of Reclamation is proud to recognize members of the Hoover Dam Police Department and Grand Coulee Dam security officers during National Police Week. Read More (facebook.com) >


NPS-AAPI image: paper lanterns

Web Reads: NPS: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage - Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

FRI, MAY 15, 2015, 09:16 AM EST

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, check out this travel itinerary featuring national park locations and other places on the National Register of Historic Places - NPS that highlight their role in American history! Read More (facebook.com) >


USFWS photo: Engraver adding names to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

USFWS: Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers Fight for Our Future

FRI, MAY 15, 2015, 07:33 AM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe honors the wildlife law enforcement professionals who risk their lives to protect our natural heritage. Read More (fws.gov) >


Image from USGS Science Feature: domestic copper

USGS: No Silver Bullet, But a Silver Lining

THU, MAY 14, 2015, 10:13 AM EST

USGS mineral science shows promise for reducing the impacts of mining. Read More (usgs.gov) >


BLM biologist Mark Thonhoff releasing a collared deer; mountains in background

Web Reads: BLM-Wyoming Wildlife Biologist Assists with Unique Wildlife Study

THU, MAY 14, 2015, 09:00 AM EST

Mark Thonhoff, a wildlife biologist in the BLM-Wyoming's Pinedale Field Office, had a unique opportunity this winter to study migration routes of mule deer through the Wyoming Migration Initiative. Read More (tumblr.com) >


Volunteers at SIPI’s Volunteer Work-day for the Restoration Site

Web Reads: DOI VISTA Teams Share Highlights from Second Quarter of FY 2015

WED, MAY 13, 2015, 10:36 AM EST

The award-winning VISTA Teams work to assist rural communities impoverished by environmental degradation and its consequences to make their home-place-watersheds healthier places to live and work. Highlights from Quarter 2, FY 2015 follow. Read More (facebook.com) >


Photos of some of the DOI employees who participated in the partner-school science fair.

DOI Educational Partnerships Program: DOI Employees Participate in Science Fair at Ross Elementary School

TUE, MAY 12, 2015, 07:52 AM EST

On March 27, Department of the Interior employees served as judges for the annual science fair at Ross Elementary School, a DOI partnership school in Washington, D.C. Read More >


Two prothonotary warblers feeding on an insect near a cavity of a tree.

USFWS: The Season of Celebrating Birds

TUE, MAY 12, 2015, 07:44 AM EST

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe recalls a bird-filled week and talks about the importance of bird habitat. Read More (fws.gov) >


Photos of three of the original 13 rangers at work.

BLM: The Original Rangers

MON, MAY 11, 2015, 07:05 AM EST

Jason Caffey, the Bureau of Land Management's national chief ranger, looks back at the 37-year history of the BLM's ranger program. Read More >


Friends and family gather to celebrate the life of USFWS' Steve Cobb.

Web Reads: USFWS: Helping Others in their Time of Need

FRI, MAY 8, 2015, 08:32 AM EST

As we celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service public affairs specialist Catherine J. Hibbard remembers the sacrifices of three public servants involved in a helicopter crash. Read More (wordpress.com) >


Reclamation's David Murillo accepting his award from Secretary Sally Jewell.

Reclamation: Mid-Pacific Regional Director Receives Highest Honor during Public Service Recognition Week

FRI, MAY 8, 2015, 08:30 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on May 7 awarded Mid-Pacific Regional Director David Murillo with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor of the Department of the Interior, for his leadership on water, power and environmental issues. Read More (usbr.gov) >


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