A connection with nature — that’s what Frank Llyod Wright’s Fallingwater represents. In 2020, it’s what many did this year as COVID-19 changed everything.
Source: Coronavirus having huge impact on Pa.’s unique architectural treasure Fallingwater
NOAA has published a peer-reviewed State of the Monument report that was jointly produced by the co-trustees of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
Source: New report reveals insights into the condition of natural and cultural resources of Papahānaumokuākea
“Nature is the best physician,” said Hippocrates, the father of medicine. True enough, the relaxing sight of lush, verdant greens and brightly colored blooms, the sound of rustling leaves, the refreshing feel of the cool breeze while the sunlight hits your skin can indeed do wonders to our physical and mental well-being. We all like living close to nature, or at least have some natural scenery around our homes.
Source: Experience the outdoors in your home | Inquirer Business
Take a virtual tour of the United States to see just why it’s called America the Beautiful. We’ve rounded up the top natural attraction in each state.
Source: 50 states, 50 natural wonders: Most beautiful sights in the U.S.
To see the stars as our ancestors did requires an escape to somewhere remote, somewhere unmolested by light pollution and civilization.
Source: The Best Campgrounds in the U.S. for Stargazing | The Manual
Starting on November 1, travellers will no longer need a reservation to make a day-trip to Yosemite National Park in California.
Source: It will get easier to make a day trip to Yosemite in November – Lonely Planet
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chaco park has served as a rallying cry for environmentalists and pueblos that have been trying to stop drilling in the basin.
Source: Survey cited in push to protect sites sacred to tribes from oil, gas drilling
As comment period closes, groups say Secretary Bernhardt’s draft plan to open the Greater Chaco landscape to more drilling would imperil the national park, cultural resources and put Native communities at risk…
Source: Groups criticize Secretary Bernhardt’s draft plan to open the Greater Chaco landscape to more drilling
Designed by a collaborative team, the project was created to honor the community of enslaved African Americans who built the campus and maintained its daily operations…
Source: UVA’s New Memorial to Enslaved Laborers Confronts the School’s History
The annual World Heritage Festival which recognizes the San Antonio Missions as a UNESCO World Heritage Site begins virtually on Tuesday. This marks the fifth anniversary of the Missions’ designation as a World Heritage Site, the only one in Texas and one of only 24 across the country. This year also marks the 300th anniversary of Mission San Jose. “Five years ago our community achieved World Heritage status, a community process that took over nine years.”
Source: World Heritage Festival celebrating San Antonio Missions begins virtually
Humor columnist Michael Lindemann tells incoming first years everything they need to know.
Source: Wahoo Wisdom — advice, reminders, and stuff you just need to know
Uncover four of Lynchburg’s most storied destinations, one clue at a time.
Source: A Scavenger Hunt for Lynchburg’s Secrets | Our State
You’re invited to join NPCA and Trivia for Us for a fun and interactive trivia night on September 10. Test your knowledge of the national parks and challenge your friends and family!
Source: World Heritage Festival San Antonio Missions Virtual Trivia Night
3 relatively unknown wild western towns to visit where we can go with friends to escape, belly laugh and get some dirt between our toes.
Source: Top 3 Western Towns to Visit in America Off the Beaten Path
Head to Humboldt County for a perfect coastal getaway that promises pristine beaches, the tallest trees in the world, a creative food scene, and no crowds.
Source: One Fine Weekend in the North Coast
From amazing caves to stunning beaches to pristine national parks, Americans don’t even need a passport to visit some of the world’s best natural wonders.
Source: Explore the Most Amazing Caves in the U.S. | The Manual