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: OCAST Radio Interview with SC CSC Director
Last edited 4/26/2016
An interview with SC CSC Director, Kim Winton, was recently aired (and is available online!) on the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) radio show. The show was aired at stations all over Oklahoma and north Texas.
The OCAST radio show highlights the latest technology developments happening in Oklahoma. It is hosted by Gary Owen and Steve Paris and they talk with Oklahomans who are at the forefront in developing the state's technology infrastructure. The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology was created in 1987 by the state legislature. The agency's mission is to diversify and grow Oklahoma's economy through strategic investment in technology – its development, transfer and commercialization. The agency takes great pride in being recognized as a results-driven, high-performing organization that helps to increase research activity and public/private partnerships leading to high paying jobs, overall economic growth and improving quality of life.
To listen to the OCAST radio interview with Dr. Kim Winton, please click here and scroll to the Feb 9-10 show (the interview begins at 15:20).