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Beyond BioBlitz 0 Comments
by Sally Plumb from
National Park ServicePreserving biodiversity—from a beetle to a grizzly bear—allows us to understand how the pieces of an ecosystem fit together and helps us to detect long term changes in our environment. The NPS Biodiversity Discovery program provides opportunities, such as bioblitzes, for professional scientists to join with people of all ages and backgrounds, Continue reading...
A Field of Honor: Remembering Flight 93 0 Comments
by Alanna Sobel from
National Park FoundationWall of Names at Flight 93 National Memorial Today, the nation pauses to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. For the National Park System, the focus turns to Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA. The Flight 93 National Memorial is a permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93. Their heroic Continue reading...
A March at the Beginning of a Trail: My Memories of August 28, 1963 5 Comments
by Steve Elkinton from
National Park Service - National Trails System ProgramMy name is Steven Elkinton, and I am 65 years old. As manager of the National Trails Program for the National Park Service, I have had the good fortune to participate in multi-cultural projects bring the diverse stories of Americans into the recreation system from Network to Freedom Underground Railroad to the Trail of Tears. Perhaps that path Continue reading...