"UEA," the annual teacher professional day in Utah hosted by the Utah Education Association, is coming this weekend, and officials at at least two of the state's national parks are warning visitors to expect heavy crowds for the weekend.
Parks in the News
Earthquake Discussions, Traditional Weaving, And Hula Performances Help Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Celebrate Its Centennial
An eclectic mix of activities -- from discussions of earthquakes and hula demonstrations to weaving skills and park history -- will be open to the public at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park during the month of November.
You can help celebrate the 46th birthday of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and attend the lakeshore's final star party of the year at the same time.
Since Cape Cod National Seashore was established in 1961, a great deal of change has taken place, impacting the seashore at social, economic, and ecological levels. On Tuesday and in the weeks to come a historian will discuss these changes to spur a community conversation.
A Day Not Subtracted, a documentary filmed at the watch on Schoolhouse Peak in Redwood National Park, won a National Student Production Award earlier this month from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Two trails in Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be closed most weekdays through November 17 while crews resurface and improve safety along the paths.
On Saturday, October 22, Ozark National Scenic Riverways will host an instructional gigging workshop at Round Spring in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
Avid mushroom hunters will tell you that fire is essential for finding morels. These fungi, distinguishable for their dark, honeycomblike caps, pop out of the ground by the bushel in spring after a large wildfire.
Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana plants were eradicated from Sequoia National Park last month. Law enforcement officers discovered a cultivation site in the Yucca Creek drainage west, which is in a designated wilderness area of Sequoia National Park, west of Generals Highway.
Nearly four decades before the settlement of Jamestown, Englishman Francis Drake navigated the Pacific Coast of California. In his attempt to return to England, he careened his ship and established a temporary encampment while repairs to the ship were made. The designation of the Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District at Point Reyes National Seashore recognizes the historic and archeological evidence identifying Drakes Bay as the most likely site of Francis Drake’s California Landing in 1579, signifying one of the earliest instances of European contact and interaction with the native peoples on the west coast, the Coast Miwok Indians.