There are billions upon billions of places in our world. Some of these places have horrible, negative connotations, such as the concentration camp Auschwitz in Germany where countless atrocities were committed, or the Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota where hundreds of innocent Native Americans were slaughter in December 1890. But where there is evil and hate there is always good. We see this in wonderful places such as churches where people worship and better themselves through faith, or perhaps hospitals, where life itself begins for infant babies and where the lives of parents are changed forever, where people are cured and helped. Every place on planet earth, from a dingy diner on the Southside of Chicago to the Palace of the Dali Lama in India all have connotations, feelings, moods, and emotions that come with them. Whether those connotations be negative, positive or undiscovered they are there for every place in the world. But as they have connotations, they are not set in stone, quite the contrary actually. No two people on this planet are the same, they might have the same views or morals or opinions but no two people experience things in the exact same way. So just as people differ in so many things, their connotations of places also differ. Where one person might adore the school that they went through in their youth another might completely vilify it for whatever reason or another. People also have places where they feel more comfortable than others, and even places where they are happy and even completely content. It differs for everyone, from small places such as their favorite spot on the couch, to a childhood tree house to even such a grand scale as the beautiful mountains of Yosemite National Park in California. For me, that place is the exact place I am sitting at this moment, the semi-circular table, surrounded by long legged wooden kitchen chairs and cluttered by a small TV, a video deck, randomized mini DV tapes and DVD’s, pens and papers, and various sound recording equipment, but most importantly a 2008 edition iMac computer. All located in a wide-open flowing room in the tin roofed country house that I live in. This place is so much more to me than simply a computer for checking e-mails and watching humorous YouTube videos on. Granted I do, do a lot of time wasting and goofing of on it, it represents and is in a way who I am as a person. If you are thinking I am a sad little kid who wastes hours upon hours a day playing computer games or surfing the internet for only God knows…
Instructor: Veronica Brooks-Sigler
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is an excellent place to visit for those with a taste for natural beauty and adventure. It offers many different natural phenomena which are each in themselves unique and gorgeous. Much of its beauty can also be attributed to the seasons.
The signature attraction of the park is the largest, most explosive geyser on the continent. It’s named…
National parks today provide in amazing experience that everyone must see. National parks are some of the only places that you’re able to see plants and animals in their natural habitat. These parts are extremely important to have in the world in order to preserve animals for long period of time. National parks across the entire world strive to increase the habitat for these animals each and every day. According to eparks.org over 700 endangered species live in national parks today. One National…
the contiguous 48 states. Lassen Peak is one of two active U.S. volcanoes outside of Alaska and Hawaii; its last eruptions were recorded in 1917.
Other points of interest include Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, Hollywood, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sequoia National Park, San Simeon State Park, and Point Reyes National Seashore.
Austrian-born bodybuilder-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California in 2003 in a special recall election, replacing Gray Davis. Gov. Schwarzenegger…
from her other family members: such as her parents, in-laws, husband, and many more. Arnold can’t remember her first spoon, but she does remember all the memories that come along with the spoons.
“Every time I see my spoon from Yellowstone National park,” she said, “I think about the time we were camping and it was 70oF one day, then it was snowing the next morning.” Arnold’s most expensive spoon is made of pewter, and she bought it for $8. She said that even though stores put a price on the…
History of the
US National Parks
US National Parks
27 April 2015
This paper endeavors to explore the complex history of the US national parks, both in the environmental and political context. The timeline will span from the inception of the national park system and through to current times, and will cover the timeline of the national parks beginning with the first realization that people should be given access to the beautiful wild places of America…
in the Bridger Teton National Forest. As a conservationist I think we should take a look at how these events will affect Bridger Teton. I do not object to using the country's natural resources for human production. I quote Gifford Pinchote "The first principle of conservation is the use of the natural resources now existing on this continent for the benefit of the people who live here now." I think that we could possibly benefit from oil and gas drilling at the national park if we could do that…
Dorrigo National Park in New South Wales is located east of the town of Dorrigo. Dorrigo National Park rainforests experiences a sub-tropical climate. Due to its beautiful climate this area is home to many native plants and animals. The Yellow-Bellied Glider and the Black Booyong are essential to maintain the biodiversity in Dorrigo National Park. But however there are many threats to this natural environment such as toxic runoff and tourism. So as to ensure the survival of the Dorrigo National Park…
Blue Mountains National Park
The Blue Mountains National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia. It is 81 km west of Sydney and it is located in the Mountains region of the Great Dividing Range. The national park covers over 268,987 hectares and 664,681 in acres.
The frontier of the park is somewhat unbalanced as it is broken up by roads, rural areas and in holdings. Regardless of the name ‘mountains’, the area is an elevated plateau, dissected by a small number of…
National Parks Project
Great White Sands
May 8, 2015
My first National Park I would visit would be the Dry Tortugas. On my way there, I would stop and take an airboat ride through the Everglades.
The Dry Tortugas is in Florida. They offer daily boat trips to Fort Jefferson, which is 70 miles west of Key West. I believe the best way to learn about history is to visit the places you want to learn about; the Dry Tortugas…
Hiking in Big Bend National Park
Pearblossom Private School
June 5, 2014
Hiking is a way to exercise enjoyed by many people. There are many physical and mental benefits from a good hike. However, there are different precautions that a person should take to have a successful hike depending on the area being hiked. In the Big Bend National Park in Texas you must be familiar with the terrain, the weather and the wildlife you may encounter to have a safe enjoyable hike…