Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
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.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Interior Secretary Teaches a Washington D.C. Elementary School Class at Parkview Elementary School
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Secretary Salazar serves a guest teacher at Bruce Monroe at Parkview Elementary School. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI.
Secretary Salazar calls on 4th grade students at Bruce Monroe at Parkview Elementary School. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI.
Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI.
Secretary Salazar and Teach for America Corps member Will Herman. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI.
Secretary Salazar and the fourth grade class at Parkview Elementary school in Washington, D.C. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann-DOI.
As part of educating youth about the importance of America's Great Outdoors, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar participated in the D.C. Region's Teach for America Week 2010 by serving as a guest teacher at Bruce Monroe at Parkview Elementary School. Salazar joined Teach for America corps member Will Herman in his fourth grade classroom to discuss the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship.