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.
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National Women's History Project, a private group in California, provides a daily history quiz, programs and events, and links to women's history organizations.
The Women's Bureau, under the U.S. Department of Labor, was created by Congress with a mission to promote the welfare of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
Federally Employed Women, FEW, is a private non-profit organization working as a constructive pressure group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), works nationally and in its home community of Washington, DC to achieve economic independence and equality of opportunity for women and girls. For employers and unions with women in nontraditional occupations and apprenticeships, they provide free online resources and services to assist in their integration and retention.
American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association, a 150,000-member organization with more than 1,500 branches nationwide that lobbies and advocates for education and equity; the AAUW Educational Foundation; and the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
The Feminist Press, from the City University of New York, is devoted to restoring the lost multicultural history of women in America and throughout the world through the publication of important books by women.