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  • The National Park Foundation Welcomes Three New Directors To Its Board | National Park Foundation
    in 1984 which was acquired by Adobe in 1994 Jeremy has contributed as a scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory operated by the Battelle Memorial Institute He holds a Master s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor s degree in Mathematics from the University of Washington Roxanne Quimby known for her eco friendly personal care product line Burt s Bees is also a passionate protector of Maine s northern and coastal forests Her non profit foundation Elliotsville Plantation Inc has bought and conserved approximately 120 000 acres of wild lands in Maine Woods at risk of or already damaged by logging for timber The foundation focuses on creating a landscape of protected preserves and works to restore native plant and animal species such as the wolf lynx and salmon David E Shaw is General Partner of Black Point Group He has been active in building successful entrepreneurial businesses and supporting a number of non profit causes organizations He is the founder and retired CEO of IDEXX Laboratories the founding CEO and chair of Ikaria Holdings a director of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals a director of Sapphire Energy chair of Direct Vet Marketing former chair of The Jackson Laboratory treasurer of the American Assoc for the Advancement of Science AAAS a director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard s Kennedy School of Government and active in many other organizations ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks

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  • Musco Lighting Joins Flight 93 National Memorial Effort | National Park Foundation
    are proud to be a part of the team developing this important Memorial said Joe Crookham President Musco Lighting Working in cooperation with the National Park Foundation National Park Service and Paul Murdoch Architects Musco Lighting will develop a custom lighting system for the memorial that achieves the image planned by the architect which minimizes energy and maintenance costs and preserves the dark sky environment For phase one of the project Musco will be involved in providing lighting to public areas including the memorial plaza as well as lighting one of the memorial s most important features the paneled wall inscribed with names of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 We are very happy that the Flight 93 National Memorial joins a growing list of national park experiences improved by innovative lighting solutions developed by Musco said Joanne Hanley superintendent National Parks of Western Pennsylvania Their understanding of the special needs of the Flight 93 National Memorial is greatly appreciated and ensures that the focus of our efforts remains on the 40 brave passengers and crewmembers of Flight 93 Specializing in custom efficient lighting solutions on the grandest scale this is just the latest in a series of projects that Musco Lighting has taken on in support of the National Park Foundation In previous years Musco has provided in kind services to light some of our nation s most well known national parks and monuments including the White House the Washington Monument and Big Bend National Park among others In each case Musco greatly improved the appearance of each site so they could be admired by visitors at night With each national park project Musco has worked closely with the Foundation to ensure the most energy efficient lighting practices available To learn more about that Flight 93 National Memorial visit www honorflight93 org About the Flight 93 National Memorial On Sept 24 2002 Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who on September 11 2001 courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation s capital The memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit www nps gov flni For information how to make a donation and help build the memorial go to www honorflight93 org About Musco Lighting For more than 30 years Musco Lighting has specialized in lighting systems for sports and large areas Musco pioneered dramatic improvements in energy efficiency and affordable ways to control spill light and glare http www musco com About the National Park Foundation The National Park Foundation is the philanthropic and promotional partner of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to their parks so they are protected for present and future

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  • National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trip Sets New Records For Participation | National Park Foundation
    glaciers in the park and what the repercussions mean for the eco system within the park and the surrounding areas Throughout the one hour live broadcast students were encouraged to interact directly with the show sending their questions in by email or phone call to the National Park experts in the studio Patrick Gonzalez Ph D a climate change scientist and Andrew Pringle an Interpreter The North Cascades EFT and 11 other Electronic Field Trips and their companion lesson plans are available for viewing at www nationalparks org eft The broadcasts concluded with the announcement of the next National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trip to the Gulf Islands National Seashore which will broadcast in February 2011 This field trip will continue the lesson on climate change focusing on how the park utilizes inventory and monitoring science to track environmental changes occurring in the wake of the Gulf oil spill FREE Registration for the Gulf Island EFT has begun at www nationalparks org eft The North Cascades EFT is part of the National Park Foundation s Climate Challenge Program and was made possible in part by generous contributions from the following sponsors GE Foundation Inner Spark Foundation RealNetworks Foundation and The Fernandez Pave the Way Foundation ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America s national parks

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  • Best National Parks For Fall Foliage Viewing | National Park Foundation
    PEN E P2 Digital Camera To help amateur photographers make the most of both the Share the Experience contest and individual fall foliage photo documenting Olympus offered the following tips to park visitors Sun hiding behind the clouds Don t be disappointed Colors can often appear more vibrant on an overcast day This type of even lighting is also great for displaying shadow details Consider different perspectives for each photo Look up toward the sky and down toward your feet You ll be amazed by the number of interesting subjects available beyond eye level Look for the small details The landscape vistas will be beautiful with fall colors but close up photos of small objects such as a single leaf or cluster of fall berries can also make for a striking photo Think about backlighting your subjects on a sunny day Backlighting is when you intentionally place the main light source behind your subject Pictures of colorful leaves can be very striking when photographed this way Also don t let the sun shine directly into your lens Bring a lens cleaning cloth When capturing images outside dust and moisture in the air can build up on the lens glass surface You ll want to keep it clean so that the light can pass through evenly Amateur photographers interested in participating in the contest are invited to submit up to three photos to the Share the Experience website through December 31 2010 In addition at the end of the submission period the public will be invited to vote for their favorite photo Enter by visiting www sharetheexperience org or pick up a brochure and entry form while visiting a Federal Recreation Land this year Great prizes include Olympus digital cameras trips to a federal recreation area Federal Recreation Lands Passes and more ABOUT SHARE THE EXPERIENCE Share the Experience is the official photo contest of America s national parks and federal recreation lands Sponsored by Olympus and the National Park Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service the Bureau of Land Management the Bureau of Reclamation the U S Fish and Wildlife Service and the U S Forest Service the Share the Experience Photo Contest showcases the more than 500 million acres of Federal Lands and draws entries from all across the United States ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC Olympus Imaging America Inc is a precision technology leader designing and delivering award winning products for consumer and professional markets Olympus Imaging America Inc works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company Olympus Corporation to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances people s lives every day These include Digital Cameras Professional and Interchangeable Lens System Cameras Related Underwater Products and Accessories Digital and Microcassette Recorders Digital Media Binoculars Olympus Imaging America Inc is responsible for sales in the United States Canada Mexico the Caribbean and Central and South America For more information visit www olympusamerica com ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION The National Park

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  • 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony On December 9TH | National Park Foundation
    above listed number will receive a notice sent via U S Mail Beginning Wednesday November 10th all ticket seekers may check the status of their request online or through the call center after the conclusion of the lottery The tickets are free and may not be sold Tickets will be mailed by Monday November 15 to ticket winners through the U S Postal Service The package that ticket lottery winners will receive provides their tickets and other important event information including directions map event schedule restricted items and other planning information Please be advised tickets are required for every attendee including all children The National Park Service is also pleased to announce there will be 10 000 additional public tickets in a standing room area Ticket seekers are advised this area will be a strictly standing room only as there are no chairs nor are portable chairs allowed in the event site The standing room only section will have a clear view of the National Christmas Tree and a large screen showing the stage production but will have a limited view of the event stage Tickets for the standing room area will be available through the same ticket lottery described above The gates for the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will open for all ticket holders at 3 00 p m and all ticket holders must be in their seats or in the standing room area by 4 30 p m This year s talent line up for the lighting ceremony will be announced in November Talent announcements as well as other event details and a live webstream of the ceremony will be available at www thenationaltree org Guests are reminded that aerosols of any kind fireworks firecrackers animals except guide dogs duffel bags suitcases backpacks coolers real or simulated ammunition knives of any kind mace pepper spray laser lights pointers chairs and glass containers are prohibited This list may not be inclusive Law enforcement personnel reserve the right to prohibit any other items determined to be a potential public safety hazard Strollers wheelchairs and diaper bags are allowed but guests should be prepared for a search of all items carried onto the site Parking is not available near the White House The National Park Service strongly encourages the use of public transportation The closest Metro stops are Metro Center Federal Triangle Farragut North Farragut West and McPherson Square For questions about the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony please call the White House Visitor Center at 202 208 1631 or visit the National Park Service website at www nps gov whho or the event related web site at www thenationaltree org The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is presented by the National Park Foundation and National Park Service with support from Underwriters Laboratories Other supporters include G E Consumer Industrial Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Washington D C Hudler Carolina Tree Farms W Washington D C and the Willard InterContinental Hotel Washington D C ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE The National

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  • MLB And NPF Team Up T0 Support Flight 93 | National Park Foundation
    importance of this campaign that MLB has chosen to highlight the Flight 93 National Memorial campaign during the World Series reminding Americans everywhere that we need to ensure the heroes of 9 11 are never forgotten We are deeply grateful to Major League Baseball the Giants and the Rangers for recognizing the heroes of Flight 93 said Gordon Felt President of the Families of Flight 93 Their sacrifice protects our freedom and our ability to enjoy such great national traditions as the World Series The sacred ground of the Flight 93 National Memorial holds great meaning for all Americans This memorial the only national park dedicated to the events of 9 11 is an opportunity to honor all the heroes of that tragic day and provide a venue of remembrance respect and education for all visitors The National Park Foundation has embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise 18milion dollars to complete the memorial Currently under construction the first phase of the memorial will be dedicated on September 11 2011 the tenth anniversary of Flight 93 s fateful crash About the Flight 93 National Memorial On September 24 2002 Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who on September 11 2001 courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation s capital The memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit www nps gov flni For information on how to support the building of the memorial go to www honorflight93 org About the National Park Foundation You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s

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  • Construction Of Flight 93 National Memorial Goes Online | National Park Foundation
    Memorial construction setting gives every one of us the opportunity to see the site transformed from the stark field it is now to the moving memorial it will become We are honored to be such an integral part of documenting and sharing this momentous tribute to the world Showing the progress of the memorial is consistent with our emphasis on openness in the design and construction process said Joanne Hanley Superintendent of National Parks of Western Pennsylvania Nothing can replace the experience of visiting Shanksville but the webcam is a close second The EarthCam Megapixel Advanced camera offers a panoramic 12 megapixel view of the Field of Honor and Sacred Ground two major elements of the memorial s design set to be completed and dedicated next year on the tenth anniversary of September 11 2001 The camera is fully interactive enabling website viewers to zoom in and out of images captured every 15 minutes during daylight hours Archival capabilities allow viewers to compose a time lapse playback of images of Flight 93 About the Flight 93 National Memorial On September 24 2002 Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who on September 11 2001 courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation s capital The memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit www nps gov flni For information on how to support the building of the memorial go to www honorflight93 org About EarthCam EarthCam is the recognized global leader in providing webcam content technology and software to both consumers and industry The company which started in 1996 delivers millions of live images from thousands of cameras each day to over 290 countries and offers an international network of live public access webcams EarthCam holds the expertise and knowledge to offer consumers the ability to view create and share webcam content at anytime and in any location in the world Clients include Walt Disney Pictures Paramount Pictures Clear Channel Communications PBS ABC FOX CBS NBC Weather Channel Discovery Channel CNN MTV Major League Baseball NFL This Old House Coca Cola Sprint Volkswagen GE Yahoo and NASA Visit EarthCam at www earthcam com About the National Park Foundation The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America s national parks To learn more visit www nationalparks org Support Your

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  • Jeff Corwin Joins National Park Foundation For October 13 EFT | National Park Foundation
    with Anderson Cooper Beyond television Jeff is the author of more than 10 natural history and conservation books and is the founder of the Ecozone an interactive museum focusing on wetlands ecology and conversation in Massachusetts where he grew up and currently resides with his family We are thrilled to have Jeff Corwin join us to host this fall s Electronic Field Trip on Climate Change said Neil Mulholland president and CEO of the National Park Foundation Jeff brings unparalleled expertise to this project and his passion for our national parks will both educate and entertain our students and teachers The FREE educational program is designed for students in the 4th through 8th grades The North Cascades program will be the first in a series of investigative EFTs by the National Park Foundation to discover the impact climate change is having on our national parks and to empower students to become leaders in fighting the crisis Previous EFTs have educated millions of students across the United States and around the world including Japan Canada Germany Cuba Italy and Switzerland For more information about the National Park Foundation s EFT program or to register visit www nationalparks org eft This EFT is part of the National Park Foundation s Climate Challenge Program and is made possible in part by generous contributions from the following sponsors GE Foundation Inner Spark Foundation RealNetworks Foundation and The Fernandez Pave the Way Foundation ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help

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