Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, December 5th, 2008

  • Little bigger than a 3-by-5 index card and less than 100 pages, this handy book slides smoothly and comfortably into your pocket or day pack and offers the first- and even second-timer some handy guidance to navigating Acadia National Park.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

  • 1. True or false? The photo accompanying this quiz shows Norman Rockwell's painting of “Rosie the River,” the iconic character honored through the establishment of Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park.

    2. True or false?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

  • 1. Which best describes National Park Service policies pertaining to the gathering of berries, fruits, nuts, and other edible foods in the national parks?
    a. Gathering these foods is prohibited in all national parks.
    b. Gathering these foods is permitted in all national parks.
    c. Gathering certain foods is permitted, subject to standard rules enforced in all national parks.

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

  • 1. Divers who know their geography know that Pacific Reef is not in the Pacific Ocean. It’s near Elkhorn Coral Reef on the eastern edge of
    a. Biscayne National Park
    b. Gateway National Recreation Area
    c. Canaveral National Seashore
    d. Cape Hatteras National Seashore


Friday, November 14th, 2008

  • I always liked the acronym, SCRU, the best, I thought, in the federal government. It stood for the Submerged Cultural Resources Unit, a collection of National Park Service world-class divers stationed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, who also happened to be professional archaeologists, anthropologists, and illustrators.

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