Are Americans losing touch with the rural side of life? Are we forgetting how pastoral settings appear and make us feel? President Obama fears so, and he's interested in your thoughts on how to get Americans reconnected with the "great outdoors."
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
For a quick primer on issues confronting birds on the national parks in the Pacific Ocean, take five-and-a-half minutes to watch this video.
With underwriting from the National Parks Conservation Association's National Parks magazine, the folks at Wild Collective filmed and produced the following 4:26-minute travelogue of Hawaii and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Getting to Hawaii and the national parks that dot the Pacific Ocean is no easy task. But you can get some great information and virtually visit the parks by following the National Parks of the Pacific Islands' website.
One of the more spectacular sights in the National Park System is at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when red-hot lava streams into the Pacific Ocean. To help visitors understand this process, the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey have produced this short video.
How hoary bats ever managed to cross thousands of miles of open sea to colonize the Hawaiian Islands is a mystery we may never solve. Scientists do think we’ll figure out how to make their place in the islands secure for the foreseeable future.
For most of us, a trip to Hawaii and its national parks is not a spur-of-the-moment adventure. But that's not to say you can't keep an eye on the Big Island's two active volcanoes from the comfort of your home.
Volcanic activity and volcanic landscapes are the centerpiece attractions of this unique park on Hawaii’s Big Island. Here are some things to know before you go.
Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park this month? Then check out the roster of activities that have been arranged to celebrate "Volcano Awareness Month" in the park.
National parks represent a spectacular legacy handed down to today’s generations, but it is one that also carries a hefty responsibility of stewardship. That becomes quickly obvious in Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. This notion of responsible stewardship is not new at all. In many ways it’s trite.