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2014-07-21 12:23:07

National Park Foundation Program Will Engage Teachers And Youth In Service-Learning Projects In America's National Parks WASHINGTON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks through its Park Stewards program. Now in its sixth year, this program gives high school teachers and students the opportunity to explore the relevance of national parks to their...

2014-06-30 12:24:41

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a towering canopy of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today celebrated the 150(th) Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, by breaking ground on a landmark project to protect the ancient sequoia trees and the extraordinary experience...

2014-06-10 20:21:13

LONDON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SOCO International plc (SOCO) has agreed with WWF in a joint statement to commit not to undertake or commission any exploratory or other drilling within Virunga National Park unless UNESCO and the DRC government agree that such activities are not incompatible with its World Heritage status. This was agreed jointly in mediation through the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines. We will complete our existing operational...

2014-05-21 16:23:08

Ford Administration NPS Director Gary Everhardt Joins Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Played Vital Role in 2013 Sequestration/Government Shutdown Battle. WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From its humble beginnings as a group of just three former National Park Service (NPS) employees speaking out in 2003 against proposed cuts to national park budgets to a major advocacy organization representing a collective 30,000 years of NPS work experience, the...

2014-05-21 12:22:49

Thirty-nine National Parks Receive America's Best Idea Grants WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded $640,022 in grants to 39 national parks through its America's Best Idea program. Inspired by Ken Burns' critically acclaimed documentary "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," this program builds partnerships between national parks and community, state, and other public...

2014-05-08 12:27:53

DISNEY TO MATCH $250,000 IN PUBLIC SUPPORT WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, launched "Open OutDoors for Kids," a new initiative dedicated to getting young people outdoors and active in America's national parks. Disney has joined the National Park Foundation as the lead sponsor of "Open OutDoors for Kids," helping 100,000 youth experience a national park, many of them for the first time....

2014-03-26 20:20:43

CNPSR: National Monuments And Parks Are Bipartisan; "Extreme Politics" Behind H.R. 1459 Vote Has no Place in Deciding the Fate of Future National Parks and Monuments WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be the single darkest day ever for U.S. national monuments and parks, "extreme politics" prevailed today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of H.R. 1459 (widely known as the "Anti-National Parks Bill"), according to the 950-member...

2014-03-24 08:24:01

National Park Service and National Park Foundation Unveil Expanded Graphic Identity WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Service today announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved. The two-year effort will begin in 2015 and run throughout the...

2014-02-18 08:24:10

Award Winning Country-Rock Songstress Announces Partnership to Write and Perform Anthem for NPCA in Honor of the National Parks Centennial WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving an overwhelming response from her National 2013/2014 "MAGIC" Tour Kick-off Concert and selling out dozens of shows across America including Los Angeles, New York City and Philadelphia, award-winning songstress Doreen Taylor has been honorably chosen to collaborate with the nation's leading...

2013-11-25 23:03:38

National parks group calls on Congress to end sequester cuts, restore funding. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 As members of Congress work to find agreement through a budget conference before December 13, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today released a new infographic that offers insights into how national parks and communities nationwide have suffered from ongoing funding cuts and the recent closure of parks during the government shutdown. NPCA is calling...


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Yellowstone National Park
2013-04-17 13:14:01

Yellowstone National Park is located in the United States. The majority of the park is located in Wyoming, but there are smaller areas of the park in Idaho and Montana. It is thought that this area was the first to be established as a national park in the entire world. The area was home to Native Americans for about 11,000 years, but was not well known to Americans until the 1860’s, when the first organized explorations were conducted there. The Lewis and Clark Expedition in the 19th...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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