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: SC CSC Staff Participates in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation Events
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The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) is excited to have April Taylor, SC CSC Sustainability Scientist, participate in the following events in January and February 2014:
Chickasaw Nation Environmental Health and Safety Expo of 2014
Norman, OK: January 28, 2014
The Chickasaw Nation Environmental Health and Safety Expo is an annual event where Chickasaw Nation employees learn about the types of environmental projects and topics the tribe works on in their jurisdictional lands. April Taylor will teach a class at the event to the Chickasaw Nation employees. The title of the presentation is “Influence of Climate Change on Extreme Weather Events and What Can One Do”.
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 2014 Career Expo
McAlester, OK: February 26, 2014
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma hosts an annual career expo where Native American students learn about various career opportunities and practice their interviewing skills. This year the theme is: "Winds of Change: Change your direction, change your career, change your life". April Taylor will attend the event to inform students of the upcoming SC CSC Early Career Workshop and Summer Internship program.