Latest U.S. National Park Service Stories

2011-04-13 09:17:00

Houston, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Softeq Development Corporation is proud to announce the completion of the Durateq® Assistive Technology System offering assistive listening and audio description at the New River Gorge National River (U.S. National Park Service) Canyon Rim Visitor Center in Lansing, West Virginia. The New River Gorge team wanted to make their visitor center experience accessible to all guests and partnered with Design & Integration, Inc. and...

2011-03-21 14:30:00

SEATTLE, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line has joined with the U.S. National Park Service to produce a "Glacier Bay Ranger Podcast Anthology" that gives guests a unique glimpse into one of the largest protected wilderness areas in North America. Narrators Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, radio personalities and hosts of Holland America Line's iPod Art Tours, present a rare insider's view into this land of scenic and natural wonders. Each podcast includes in-depth...

2009-07-09 10:40:00

A signed agreement between the American Museum of Natural History and the U.S. National Park Service will see samples from endangered species in America's parks added to the museum's existing DNA collection, The Associated Press reported. The frozen genetic materials will help experts to study and protect hundreds of species. Blood samples from foxes in California's Channel Islands National Park and specimens from the American crocodile and the Hawaiian goose will be among the first new...

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