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.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Printing and Graphic Services (Creative Communication Services)
OFAS's Creative Communication Services (CCS) offers a variety of services to help enhance your documents, presentations, exhibits, and overall organizational needs. We help you to find the most effective solutions. The keys to a successful visual identity are distinctiveness, relevance, and consistency. Creative Communication Services anticipates these challenges and looks forward to working with you. The following are some of our capabilities. Please call us and we can provide you with cost and time estimates, and/or consult with you on what design and reproduction approach best fits your individual needs.
Computer Services: The Graphics Section provides a full range of design, layout, photo/art/text scanning, and illustration services.
High Quality Document Reproduction: With our state-of-the-art laser reproduction equipment, we can provide you with the quality of offset printing in a fraction of the time.
Color Services: CCS can produce high-quality color images using our advanced digitized color laser copiers and printers.
Presentation Services: The Graphics section can help you design or use your current files to produce high-impact color charts, graphs, and text.
Oversize Color Presentation: On a larger presentation scale, our Graphics staff can work with you to design and produce exhibits for trade shows, museum exhibits, press conferences and numerous other events.
Finishing Services: CCS can add that final touch to your documents with high quality binding, folding, double-sided copying, saddle-stitching, shrink wrapping, laminating, padding, three-hole punching, and collating.