Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
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.
DOI LEARN The Interior Museum Program sponsors training opportunities both for DOI employees and the general public on various topics such as "Conducting the DOI Inventory of Museum Collections",“Basics of Collections Care,” “Introduction to Managing Museum Property Collections,” “Interior Collections Management System,” and “Protection 101: Safeguarding DOI Museum Collections.” DOI LEARN, the web-based training portal, is free for use by both employees and the general public. A complete list of DOI LEARN courses sponsored by the Interior Museum Program can be found here. DOI and non-DOI employees can find instructions for making a DOI Learn account and enrolling in courses here.
The Interior Museum Program, in partnership with the National Park Service, occasionally will offer classroom style training sessions on various museum topics. Currently, there are no training classes scheduled. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. For further information, please contact Steven Floray.
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