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.
October 26-29, 2014: Brian Ross, OST's Director of Financial Education, will be attending the National Congress of American Indians 71st Annual Convention Ensuring the Financial Capability of the Next Generation summit on Sunday, October 26, in Atlanta, Ga. He will travel to Washington, D.C., to participate as a panelist at the Federal Trade Commission's Fraud Affects Every Community Workshop on October 29, 2014. Ross will be part of Panel 3: Getting More Specific: Community Case Studies on Fraud, at 11:00 a.m.
OST's Financial Education platform incorporates a life cycle approach for youth, adults, and elders. The training includes experiential learning formats for the very young, which research suggests is a time when they are most receptive to adopting good financial habits. Education and skills training continue through post-secondary education, the first time home purchase experience, budgeting, retirement savings, and estate planning.
October 14, 2014: OST is consolidating its financial education platform under a Director of Financial Education. This important initiative is being led by Brian Ross, who formerly served as OST's Fiduciary Trust Officer for the Osage Agency. Immediately prior to taking the Director position, he was the Acting Chief of Staff for Special Trustee Vincent G. Logan.
Ross has been active in promoting financial education for many years. Before his public service with OST, he owned a financial planning practice for almost ten years in Northeast Oklahoma and was a well-known financial educator in the community. He currently serves as an Advisory Board member for a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFIs) and is an Advisory Council member for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Alliance for Economic Inclusion program. A Cherokee who grew up in Stilwell, Oklahoma, Brian earned an undergraduate degree in political science with an emphasis in public administration from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.