Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
The Southeast Climate Science Center recently co-sponsored a viewing of the documentary "Chasing Ice" on campus at North Carolina State University. A lively discussion panel followed the viewing. The Technician, a Raleigh, NC news source, covered the event:
"The Southeast Climate Science Center and the University Sustainability Office sponsored a screening of Chasing Ice, a documentary about climate change, Wednesday at the Campus Cinema in Witherspoon Student Center.
The film detailed the expeditions and discoveries of National Geographic photographer James Balog and sparked a provocative discussion among faculty and students who were present.
Independent filmmaker Jeff Orlowski's most recent creation, Chasing Ice, follows Balog and his crew as they seek to provide a detailed record of the world's changing glaciers. The film, primarily composed of interviews of crewmembers and footage of the journey, makes a concerted effort to look at the different perspectives regarding global warming and how it affects the world's population.
Kenneth Zagacki, professor and head of the N.C. State communication department, said he found the film fascinating. During the panel, Zagacki talked about the significance of climate change in today's society..."