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).
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.