Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
The Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS), Conference and Special Events Office (CSEO) provides event planning services, scheduling, and coordination of logistical and technical support for conference rooms, auditoriums, employee courtyard, production studio and public space in the Interior Complex. These services are provided to internal as well as external customers. Listed below is a table that contains the conference facilities along with room capacity, room setup, audiovisual equipment and other important information.
External customers will incur fees for room rental & support services for the use of conference rooms, auditoriums and public spaces.
Main and South Interior Auditoriums, South Penthouse Request form is required for reserving this space (Cost varies depending on requirements and time of meeting/event)
Production Studio Audio/Video Productions
South Penthouse and Roof Terrace This space was originally used as an employee lounge in the 1940's and contains a large collection of Native American murals. Today the penthouse and roof terrace are used for meetings, receptions, award ceremonies and press conferences.
Employee Courtyard The newly renovated courtyard can be used for luncheons, receptions and employee social gatherings.
Bison Bistro (MIB Cafeteria) The main seating area can be used for meetings, award ceremonies, receptions, etc.
Multi-Media and Livestreaming
Multi-Media (video, audio, recording, production support, etc.) and livesteaming (broadcast live events via the internet).
To ensure 508 compliance for certain livestream meetings or events posted on a government website, the CSE is required to obtain captioning services from an outside vendor which the program office would incur cost.