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.
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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.
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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