Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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).
DOINews: American Indian Math and Science Society Students Attend Workshop at SC CSC
Last edited 4/26/2016
The American Indian Math and Science Society students attended a 3 day workshop hosted at the University of Oklahoma, at the South Central Climate Science Center. The American Indian Math & Science Society (AIMSS) is designed to provide enrichment activities for middle school and high school (7th, 8th and 9th grade) American Indian students from rural Oklahoma schools. AIMSS goal is to address the disparity in the numbers between between white and American Indian students in math and sciences disciplines. The students learned about sustainability and did exercises to learn about flood plain management and soil adsorption and recharge, climate change among many other science and math topics. April Taylor, Sustainability Scientist and Tribal Liaison for the SC CSC planned and participated extensively in the workshop. Kim Winton, Director of the SC CSC assisted with the floodplain demonstration. Students are pictures using a floodplain model and evaluating different run-off scenarios (wetlands, impervious surface, retention pond) (Model courtesy of the OK Water Science Center).