24 Jun '11, 10pm

Birthday Wishes for Shenandoah National Park: Americans celebrate the 75th anniversary of Shenandoah National...

On July 3, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood amidst the crowd in Big Meadows and officially dedicated Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Seventy-five years later, the nation is celebrating the anniversary of a park that is about 75 geographic miles from the Capital, but worlds away psychologically and spiritually. The official anniversary celebration is being held at Big Meadows on June 25, 2011. The Thematic Mapper on the Landsat satellite captured this view of the heart of Shenandoah National Park on October 10, 2010, at the height of the fall “leaf-peeping” season. The orange and brown swath across the image highlights the hilly backbone of the park, where leaves had turned to their fall colors. The 169-kilometer (105-mile) Skyline Drive that meanders across the crest of the ridge is often jammed with tourists in autumn. The long, narrow park in the Blu...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=51187&s...

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On July 3, 1936, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood amidst the crowd in Big Meadows and officially dedicated Shenan...

If you're in Seattle this Saturday, check out Northwest National Park Family Day!

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npca.org 24 Jun '11, 4pm

Northwest National Park Family Day—“Bringing the Parks to the People” is a free, family-friendly event filled with fun act...

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National Geographic honors James Cameron

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mnn.com 24 Jun '11, 7pm

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Billy Casper celebrates his 80th birthday #pgatour

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mnn.com 02 Jul '11, 9am

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The famous Hyde Park…

The famous Hyde Park…

redmummy.com 28 Jun '11, 6am

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Thank you all for the birthday wishes :) This is what I got up to for my birthday!

Thank you all for the birthday wishes :) This i...

karencheng.com.au 05 Jul '11, 6am

Yes it was my birthday yesterday! Thank you everyone for the birthday messages, emails, gifts and flowers! Big, warm hugs ...

Global Warming May Push Joshua Trees Out of Namesake National Park (via @OnEarthMag)

Global Warming May Push Joshua Trees Out of Nam...

onearth.org 28 Jun '11, 9pm

"Our analysis indicates there are going to be primary climate refugia in some of the higher elevation valleys and canyons ...