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.
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 at Steven_Floray@ios.doi.gov
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