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: SC CSC Staff Participates in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nation Events
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.