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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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.
Secretary Jewell, Mayor Garcetti to Announce Partnership to Connect Los Angeles Urban Youth to Outdoors
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LOS ANGELES, CA – On Monday, March 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to announce a partnership that will help connect urban youth in the Los Angeles area to the outdoors.
Prior to the announcement, students from Franklin High School will lead Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti on a hike through Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious youth initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. President Obama earlier this week unveiled the fiscal year 2015 budget request, which supports Secretary Jewell's vision through increased investments in the Department's youth programs, including through the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Students from Franklin High School
Press Conference to Announce Partnership with City of Los Angeles
Monday, March 10, 2014
1:45 p.m. PDT – Media Check-In
2:00 p.m. PDT – Walking Tour of LA State Historic Park with Students (B-Roll Opportunity)
2:30 p.m. PDT – Press Conference with Secretary Jewell and Mayor Garcetti
WHERE: Walking Tour Starting Point:
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument
132 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
Credentialed members of the media who wish to attend this event are encouraged to RSVP here no later than 10:00 a.m. PST on Monday, March 10, 2014. Additional logistical information will be provided to confirmed reporters.