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.
Bureau of Indian Affairs The Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program has an online exhibit of select objects from its collection available online.
Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation's museum collections are exhibited at several museums and online. Some of Reclamation's paintings can also be viewed here.
Interior Museum The Interior Museum offers a virtual tour of the murals at the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. These murals represent the art that flourished under the Great Depression and New Deal.
National Park Service Extensive List of virtual exhibits and educational resources about topics ranging from the American Civil War, American Heritage, American Presidents and First Ladies, the American Revolutionary War, American Visionaries, the American West, Paleontology, and more.