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Galapagos' Highest Volcano Erupts For First Time In More Than 30 Years

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands erupted early Monday for the first time in nearly 33 years, the archipelago's national park service reported. Isabela Island's Wolf Volcano sent smoke more than six miles high and glowed orange...Show More Summary

Photos: Fried Chicken Waffle Cones, Flower Crowns, And Indie Rock Hit Riis Park Beach Bazaar

  Our local beaches officially opened for the season this weekend with an intriguing new attraction at Jacob Riis Park (which is operated by the National Park Service): The Riis Park Beach Bazaar, a spinoff of the now-defunct Brooklyn Night Bazaar, brought instantly popular new food concessions to the beach, along with live music and some quirky arts and crafts. [ more › ]

Four options for Rim of the Valley

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

In 2008, Congress authorized the National Park Service to study the feasibility of adding a large patchwork of Southern California open space to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

How Your Yellowstone Selfies Could Get You Arrested

Submit a picture like this to a Parks Service photo contest, and you could be looking at a year in the hoosegow. Image by Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons Submitting pictures of your camping trip at Yellowstone National Park to any photo contest sponsored by a government agency is now a crime punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Show More Summary

#GOserve and #getoutdoors this June

Corpsmembers and volunteers at the 2014 Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation's Capital. By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO of The Corps Network June is Great Outdoors Month: a celebration of our parks and waters and the many ways to enjoy them. Show More Summary

2015 OWAA Conference Keynote: Celebrating 100 years of America’s best idea

Jonathan B. Jarvis-18th director of the National Park Service, will address attendees at the 88th annual OWAA conference for a keynote presentation at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jarvis’ presentation will kickShow More Summary

Meet America’s Oldest Active Park Ranger

last weekNews : NewsFeed

Betty Reid Soskin is having a moment. At 93, she’s the oldest ranger on active duty in the entire U.S. National Park Service. Reid Soskin, who began her career as a ranger at age 85, was profiled by the Today show over the weekend, and the segment showed her leading tours at the Rosie the…

Teenager Injured By Bison In Yellowstone Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has been gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park while posing for a picture near the animal. The National Park Service says the unidentified girl's injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Show More Summary

Girl Scouts Enter the Wild with New Badges

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Image Credit: National Park Service [PDF] The Girl Scouts of the USA aren’t just about selling cookies; they recently launched two new initiatives to expand their program into the great outdoors. The Girl Scout Ranger Program, developed...Show More Summary

27. How to visit Cumberland Island

Arrange a day or camping trip through the National Park Service, with ferry rides from St. Mary’s.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Taking Over The Beach Scene At Jacob Riis This Summer

The team behind the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has signed a multi-year lease with the National Parks Service in the Rockaways to "re-imagine the beach experience at Jacob Riis Park" with "abundant activities, entertainment, shopping, food,...Show More Summary

Riis Park Beach Bazaar coming to Rockaways (with free concerts every weekend, food, shopping & more)

The people behind Brooklyn Night Bazaar (which coincedentally just got word it has to close), announce Riis Park Beach Bazaar:We are proud to announce that the National Park Service has granted Brooklyn Bazaar a 5 year lease to develop...

Mother Black Bear Chases Yellowstone Tourists Who Get Too Close To Her Cubs

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Don't mess with mama bear. Tourists in Yellowstone National Park learned that lesson the hard way last Wednesday when they got too close to a trio of cubs. The National Park Service has a number of rules about viewing bears, and these tourists seem to have violated nearly all of them. Show More Summary

Chris Wallace Hangs with the Flyover Crew

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Crowds gathered on the Mall and elsewhere in DC to marvel at  yesterday‘s historic Arsenal of Democracy Flyover. To make it happen, organizers had to work with the FAA, TSA, the Secret Service and National Parks Service for permission to fly planes over what is normally restricted airspace. Show More Summary

Secret Service to Install Spikes on White House Fence

The Secret Service and the National Park Service will place sharp metal spikes at the top of the White House fence and install other measures to boost security at the complex, the agencies said Thursday.

Thomas Edison’s Eerie Talking Dolls Speak After a Century of Silence

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

An Edison phonograph exhibit with a talking doll in Paris, 1889. Image Credit: National Park Service  In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison got into the doll business. Not long after inventing the phonograph, the prolific entrepreneur imagined...Show More Summary

Man Found Dead At Bottom Of Grand Canyon: Officials Say It Could Have Been A Suicide

According to ABC, authorities at Grand Canyon National Park are investigating a possible suicide. The National Park Service has identified a body below the South Rim of the Grand Canyon following a search that was initiated by a call about a man who had fallen. Show More Summary

HoistCam? Napa CHP HoistCam! – May 4th, 2015 – Rescue at Tennessee Beach, Marin County

TweetA very Coast Guard-style rescue up in Marin County: “On May 4, 2015 at about 1:15 PM, CHP Helicopter H-32 responded to assist the National Parks Service and the Southern Marin Fire Department with a rescue. Earlier, a woman was out on Tennessee Beach and was swept out to sea. She managed to swim back […]

US Awards $2.6m in Maritime Heritage Grants

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a media conference

Where Should the National Park Service Interpret Reconstruction?

It’s been noted on this blog more than once that we currently do not have a historic site devoted to Reconstruction. Today in the Atlantic…

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