Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
2/7/2017 - Indian Arts and Crafts Board To Host Juried Youth Art Competition and Exhibition
Last edited 2/15/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) will host a juried art competition and exhibition for Indian youth. The theme of the 2017 competition will be “We Are Still Here.”
Competitions and Exhibitions will be held at the following locations:
Sioux Indian Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, South Dakota
Southern Plains Indian Museum, 801 E Central Blvd., Anadarko, Oklahoma
The competition will be open to enrolled members of Federally recognized tribes between the ages of 12 and 18. Proof of the youth’s enrollment in a Federally recognized tribe and written permission of a parent or guardian will be required.
The competition will provide Indian youth with a realistic juried art show experience; encourage the development and expansion of their skills in production and marketing; and enhance youth interest in culture, history, and the possibility of an artistic career. All submissions of work will be judged by an independent panel of jurors. Awards will be distributed in the amount of $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place.
All artwork must be submitted by April 7, 2017. Winners will be announced on April 21, 2017.
An exhibition of selected works will be displayed at the participating museums from April 21 to May 26, 2017.
In addition, the IACB will feature selected works from the exhibition in promotional brochures to complement the exhibition. Selected entries may be featured on the IACB website and in IACB promotional and educational materials.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND APPLICATION PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY!
Conor McMahon, Chief Curator, Indian Arts and Crafts, 605-394-2381, email@example.com