“Gen-I is about all of you investing in your promise by getting a good education. You’ve got to finish high school, go on to college or a vocational training program so that you are in a position to get good jobs and be the leaders that you were meant to be."
-First Lady Michelle Obama to Native youth, July 9, 2015
Secretary Jewell welcomes Pope Francis to Independence Hall; the Land and Water Conservation Fund expires; kicking off a Tribal Solarthon with the Shinnecock Nation, and more on This Week at Interior.
WACO, TEXAS – On Monday, October 5, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis will attend a celebration in Waco, Texas to commemorate the recent designation of Waco Mammoth National Monument.
By U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The North Face today unveiled its first-ever global brand campaign, “Never Stop.” The campaign, which features cinematic footage collected from around the world, takes viewers on an emotional journey inspiring them to discover the exhilaration that lives at the outer edge of their physical and intellectual possibilities.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education today, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced the award of more than $5 million in grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready.
WASHINGTON – Today, Thursday, September 24, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a press conference call to discuss more than $5 million in funding to help Native American and Alaska Native youth become college- and career ready.
The tallest mountain in North America is restored to its traditional name: Denali. President Obama and Secretary Jewell address climate change at the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic.
Today, we were lucky enough to spend a beautiful summer morning with 65 fourth-grade students from West Preparatory Academy, a Title 1 public school in East Las Vegas, Nevada. The kids were enthusiastic about being outside and going on a hike at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Starting today, all 4th graders and their families can visit federal lands and waters for FREE thanks to President Obama's Every Kid in a Park initiative.
The Every Kid in a Park program seeks to connect young people with the great outdoors. The program allows fourth graders nationwide to go to www.everykidinapark.gov and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year, starting September 1, 2015.
Starting today, fourth graders nationwide can visit the new Every Kid in a Park website to obtain a pass that provides free access to students and their families to all federally managed lands and waters – including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.
When we can encourage youth to serve their communities and be an inspiration to the next generation, then we’ve invested wisely in our future, and more importantly, in theirs.
The 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Wildfires times 11, and 99 very special years...
The National Fire Preparedness Level is raised to 5, as 60 large active wildfires burn across 13 states; Secretary Jewell travels to Ohio and Wisconsin as she renews her call for full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund; the latest listening session on the federal coal program; the Fish and Wildlife Service announces more than $3 million in grants to conserve native fish species and protect their habitats; Anchorage, Alaska and Salt Lake City, Utah join the "50 Citie