Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
April 18, 2013 - Join the Northeast Climate Science Center in welcoming the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to Amherst. Early career scientists will present recent interdisciplinary climate and energy research. The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Team will present the Commonwealth's plans to meet stringent emissions targets in 2020 and 2050, and related efforts to promote cutting edge research in support of those goals. This event is part of the UMass Earth Day Celebration. Climate & Energy Poster Session - Highlighting climate & energy research from early career scientists at UMass and the Five Colleges. Massachusetts Climate Solutions: Turning research into action for the future The Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Team will present on their recent State Climate Plan and emissions targets, as well as climate change mitigation, adaptation, and preparedness.
April 22 at 4:30pm in the CMN Culture Building - Come celebrate Earth Day in an exciting and free Earth Day 2013 Event on the CMN Keshena campus. The evening will have hands-on demonstrations, booths, giveaways and more! Come show your support and sign a sustainability pledge with fellow CMN students, faculty, and community members. At 6pm, author and environmental activist Al Gedicks, brought in by CMN student group SEEDS, will speak about mining and its effects on the environment. Join us as we explore some of the issues our planet faces. There will be interactive booths on topics such as climate change, water quality, mining, campus sustainability and gardening.
April 15, 2013 - Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity explored connections between biological diversity and human cultures and examine preservation across the whole range of environmental contexts: from forests and oceans to cities and farms. This year's conference raised awareness of the many frontiers of environmental action, including but beyond traditional wilderness areas: in neighborhoods and communities, in forward-thinking business models, and in sustainable urban areas.