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.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
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:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Branch
The Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Branch provides Safety, Health and Environmental services for occupants of the Main and South Interior Buildings as well as Office of the Secretary nationwide.
What we do
Occupational Safety and Health - Occupational Safety & Health and Industrial Hygiene personnel analyze many types of work environments and work procedures. Specialists inspect workplaces for adherence to regulations on safety, health, and the environment. They also design programs to prevent disease or injury to workers and damage to the environment.
Sustainability and Environmental Management Program - In meeting the requirements of Executive Order 13514, the program addresses sustainable and environmental activities in the Main and South Interior Buildings through an Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS creates a framework for tracking and reducing the environmental impacts of the Main and South Interior Building operations and services and addresses the sustainability requirements of Executive Order 13514. The program establishes environmental policy, roles and responsibilities, enhances cross-organization communication and facilitates reporting.
Wellness Center - The Wellness Center is on the 4th floor in room 4058 of the Main Interior Building provides a full range of occupational and preventative health services. The services available at the Wellness Center include:
Access to on-site first aid and urgent care services
Onsite clinical care, referral and follow-up
Immunizations for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Flu
Allergy shot support
Treatments prescribed by private physicians
Health and wellness education
The Wellness Center services are for Interior Employees with duty stations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Some services require appointments, Please call (202) 208-7057