As Rhonda Arnold travels around the country, she wants a remembrance of where she has been, what she has seen, or even whom she has met. One popular way that she keeps these memories is through collector spoons. They are inexpensive and can be found at a wide variety of shops. Rhonda Arnold has about 180 spoons in her collection, most she has collected herself. Some have also been given to her by family and friends who have traveled. Many of the spoons Arnold has collected are from her family members. “My favorite spoons are from my children when they travel.” said Arnold. She said that she has also obtained some 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 spoons, after being bought, they have no resale value, only sentimental value. One thing that is surprising is that if you were to look at her collection, you would find only one fork. The spoons Arnold has collected come from all over North America. They are places as close as Duluth, MN, or Milwaukee, WI, and from places as far as Honolulu, Hawaii, or Toronto, Canada. Some of the silliest spoons are from faraway places. One of the spoons from Hawaii has a…
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…
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…
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 was reelected in 2006. Jerry Brown was…
of a lifetime? This is exactly what happened to me this past august, where my two friends Eric, Scott and I road-tripped to Yellowstone National Park for a back packing expedition, where I learned to be persistent and to never give up.
After we entered the East entrance of Yellowstone we had anticipated this moment for 21 enduring hours. The main road through Yellowstone took us on a scenic route that seemed like the landscape progressively became more unique and beautiful than the previous site…
A Brief 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…
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…