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: June 7 - First Friday Climate Talk with Gerard McMahon
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On Friday, June 7, Gerard McMahon, Director of the Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) will discuss SE CSC Science Planning 2013-2014: Issues and Considerations in Implementing a Decision-Oriented Project Portfolio.
Date: June 7 Time: 11:00 EST
The Eastern Threat Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems.
How: Click this link to join the web-based meeting. For audio, dial 888-858-2144 and enter passcode 3950958#.
Real-time captioning is provided by Caption Colorado. A link and instructions for accessing real-time captions are emailed to FFACCTs participants prior to the meeting. Contact Perdita Spriggs at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list.