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.
Secretary Salazar to Keynote National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
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On Monday, April 19, 2010, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will address about 150 higher education stakeholders and college presidents attending the 15th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education at 12 p.m. at the Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Salazar will discuss the need to prepare students for careers in the Clean Energy Economy. He will also announce the development of a new pilot Conservation Curriculum in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
What: Keynote address at the National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
When: Monday, April 19, 2010, 12 p.m. EDT
Where: Dolly Madison Ballroom
1177 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Media: All credentialed media are invited to cover the event.