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.
DOINews: Northwest CSC Adopts Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015
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The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CSC) is pleased to announce the adoption of the NW CSC Education and Training Strategy for 2013-2015. The NW CSC provides education and training services to groom the next generation of climate scientists and practitioners and deliver science-based knowledge and educational opportunities to various audiences. The Strategy describes the NW CSC education and training goals and objectives, approaches for effectively educating target audiences, and the strategy implementation process and program evaluation. This Strategy is integrated with the NW CSC Communication Strategy and NW CSC Tribal Engagement Strategy in its goals of sharing NW CSC-funded research results with climate researchers, educators, resource managers, and policy makers, as well as advancing the understanding and practice of knowledge integration (e.g., incorporating traditional ecological knowledge in climate research) in NW CSC educational programs.