A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
DOINews: OCAST Radio Interview with SC CSC Director
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).