Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
National Park Service, Alabama, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Press Release
Visitors to the National Park Service “channel” will be able to view more than 3,800 works of art, artifacts and records, as well as a Centennial Virtual Exhibit, which features a significant museum object from over 350 national park sites.
National Park Service, Alabama, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Media Advisory
On Thursday, February 11, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will host an event at Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site in Alabama to announce a partnership between the National Park Service and Google.
National Park Service, Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Media Advisory
As part the Every Kid in a Park initiative, Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis and Deputy Director O'Dell will invite local fourth graders to participate and learn about African Americans’ contributions to the nation’s history and culture.
National Park Service, Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Find Your Park, Media Advisory
n honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in celebration of this year’s National Park Service Centennial, Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will join the Student Conservation Association and more than 500 volunteers for a day of service on Monday, January 18 at Anacostia Park.
Office of the Secretary, Conservation, Youth, Youth (Jewell Initiative), Press Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Interior today welcomed a $100,000 donation from outdoor manufacturer, Thule, in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), an ongoing national effort to engage the next generation of outdoor stewards by training and employing thousands of America’s young people and veterans to protect, restore, and enhance our nation’s public lands and waters.
Hawaii, Office of the Secretary, America's Great Outdoors, Youth, Blog Post
The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation -- founded by musician Jack Johnson and his wife Kim -- is donating $25,000 to support field trips for 4th-graders across the country. Their generous contribution supports President Obama’s Every Kid in a Park program. Started last September, this initiative gives 4th-graders nationwide a free pass for them and their families to explore America’s public lands and waters for a full year.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, National Park Service, Arizona, Press Release
TUCSON, Ariz. – As part of the Obama Administration’s Every Kid in a Park initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today visited Saguaro National Park with a class of about 25 Native students from Santa Rosa Ranch School – funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) – at the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Arizona, Office of the Secretary, Press Release
WINSLOW, Ariz. – As part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative to remove barriers to Native youth’s success and the ConnectED program to provide more students access to the Internet, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a new partnership with Verizon and Microsoft to provide wireless tablets and high-speed wireless services to more than 1,000 Native American students.