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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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:
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Secretary Jewell to Visit Laguna Pueblo School, Discuss American Indian Education Initiatives
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LAGUNA, NM – On Wednesday, December 11, as part of the Obama Administration's commitment to strengthen education for Native youth, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will visit New Mexico to tour a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) tribally controlled grant school located on the Pueblo of Laguna reservation.
The visit to the Laguna Elementary School and a subsequent roundtable with principals from other local tribally controlled grant schools and BIE-operated schools will help inform the work of Interior's American Indian Education Study Group. In partnership with the Department of Education, the Group is assessing the scope of challenges in American Indian education and will be submitting recommendations for improving educational outcomes for American Indian students attending BIE-funded schools.
Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Monty Roessel, Acting Director, Bureau of Indian Education Richard Luarkie, Governor, Laguna Pueblo Kay Morris, Laguna Elementary School Natalie Martinez, Laguna Middle School Local BIE principals
Visit to Laguna Elementary School
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
9:45 a.m. MST – Media check-in
10:00 a.m. MST – Tour begins
Brief media availability immediately following the tour. The roundtable discussion with principals is CLOSED press.
Laguna Elementary School
19 Schoolhouse Road, Building 1130
Laguna, NM 87026
Media interested in attending are required to obtain an Access Permit from the Pueblo prior to the event by contacting Natalie Pino at 505-552-6654 or email@example.com no later than 4:00 p.m. MST on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.