A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Secretary Salazar to Visit Ball Aerospace, Highlight Interior's Role in Space-Based Science
Office of the Secretary
BOULDER, CO — On Monday, March 21st, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt and NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati will tour the Ball Aerospace Boulder Campus to discuss the future of the Landsat program and view the progress of the Operational Land Imager (OLI) instrument, the primary sensor for the next Landsat Earth imaging satellite, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission.
Following the tour, Secretary Salazar and Ball Aerospace President and CEO David Taylor will join students from Skyline High School, a state of the art Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) school, for a discussion on the importance of science and innovation in the classroom.
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
David L. Taylor, President and CEO, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science
Marcia McNutt, Director, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Waleed Abdalati, Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Landsat Event at Ball Aerospace
Monday, March 21st, 2011
11:15am Science and Innovation Discussion with students
12:00pm Media Availability
Ball Aerospace Boulder Campus
1600 Commerce Street
Boulder, CO 80301
*please meet at bldg RA-7 Tuskegee Conf. Ctr.
*Campus map for Ball Aerospace can be found here
Media planning to attend, please contact Roz Brown (email@example.com) at 303-533-6059 for badges.