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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Secretary Jewell, National Park Service Director Jarvis to Launch Healthy and Sustainable Food Program
Initiative Creates Additional Food Choices for Park Visitors
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 5, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis, Executive Director of Let's Move! and White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Sam Kass, and executives and chefs from major National Park Service concessioners to announce a new healthy and sustainable food initiative that will create additional food and beverage options at more than 250 National Park Service restaurants, snack bars and stores currently operating in 75 national parks.
Cooking demonstrations by concession chefs will follow the announcement, which is part of the National Park Service's Healthy People, Healthy Parks initiative. The public can sample healthy food items that the concessioners have generously donated for the event.
Announcement of National Park Service Healthy and Sustainable Food Program
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at 11:00 am
National Mall Food Kiosk on Henry Bacon Drive, north side of Lincoln Memorial
Speakers and Participants:
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis
Let's Move! Executive Director and White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition Sam Kass
National Mall and Memorial Parks Superintendent Bob Vogel
Guest Services, Inc. CEO Gerry Gabrys
Aramark Parks and Destinations President Bruce Fears
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts President Rick Abramson
Xanterra Parks and Resorts Vice President Jim McCaleb
National Park Service concession chefs
Credentialed members of the media should RSVP to Emily Beyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Very limited parking for microwave and satellite trucks will be available on the west side of Henry Bacon Drive. There is no crew car parking available. All cables must be covered or “yellow jacketed” to eliminate any tripping hazards. Please bring valid press credentials and a photo ID.