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Photo of the Week: Now this is a winter wonderland. Absolutely beautiful photo of Tanalian Falls by James Walton, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Alaska National Parks
01/16/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Monday Motivation: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

There are a lot of great things you can do in the world. Sometimes, all you have to do is speak up to be heard. A lot of great things in our history started with people doing just that. It’s what makes us who we are as a country - the freedom of speech. Today, let us celebrate our history of freedom and...
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Alaska National Parks
01/15/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Cultural Ties: Earlier this week, Secretary Jewell designated Walrus Island Archeological District a National Historic Landmark. Did you know, there is also a Seal Islands National Historic Landmark (NHL)? Seal Islands NHL is located on St. George and St. Paul Islands in the Bering Sea. The Seal Islands gain their significance for the development of the sea fur industry, beginning from the...
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Alaska National Parks
01/13/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
#ParkScience Denali's Traleika glacer is surging, something most glaciers in the world do not do, and Traleika hasn't done it for 60 years. Listen to this short clip on Alaska Public Radio to learn more: [ Alaskapublic.org Link ]

Why this Alaska glacier is surging ahead of the others?

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Alaska National Parks
01/11/2017 at 18:44. Facebook
Cultural Ties: Today, Secretary Jewell designated 24 new National Historic Landmarks. Walrus Islands Archeological District, near Togiak, Alaska, was one of the newly designated National Historic Landmarks.

Walrus Islands Archeological District is one of the few remaining places with evidence of human occupation of the Bering Sea continental shelf when sea levels were substantially lower than...
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Photo of the Week: Slaven's Roadhouse in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. One month out before the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race passes through the park.

Photo: A team of sled dogs sleeps in front of Slaven's Roadhouse during the 2016 Yukon Quest. NPS/Sean Tevebaugh
Monday Motivation: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” - W.B. Yeats

There is no doubt that children are our future. And there is no time better than the present to start the sparks of knowledge and wonder in them. They will be bright lights that will illuminate the dark of the future, and then maybe, they will pass that spark on.

Classes are back in session...
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Some Time Ago Story: On this day in 1912, Kake was the first Native village to incorporate under Federal law, and its residents were the first Alaska Natives to gain U.S. citizenship and gain the right to vote. Now held on January 8th each year, Kake Day celebrates the city’s self-governance and its Tlingit roots.

Kake is also home to the Kake Cannery which was also constructed in 1912 and is...
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Sneak Peek in a Park: Sitka National Historical Park.

A beautiful Alaskan sunrise in the park.

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"We're In"

On this day in 1959, Alaska became the 49th State in the Union!

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Monday Motivation: “We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Welcome to a new year, where new discoveries, new adventures, and new beginnings await.

Photo: Traveling on Muldrow Glacier - Approaching the Alaska Range from the North - Denali National Park & Preserve - NPS...
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May the New Year be filled with laughter, friendship and new adventures!

Sled Dogs in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

NPS Photo / Josh Spice
#ParkScience It has been a great Centennial year! We celebrated science in our parks in Alaska this year with bioblitzes in five parks, an Alaska-wide science symposium, and many more events in our parks. Thanks for such a great birthday party!

Bioblitz Alaska!

Celebrating science, community, and fun! This year marks 100 years of National Parks in our nation. As part of this summer's celebration, Parks across the co...

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Nature: Winter travel over a landscape under which lies ice, or permafrost. Permafrost is to the Arctic what the skeleton is to the body and its stability is vulnerable to increased warming. Expected widespread thaw of permafrost in Arctic parks will change the landscape in numerous ways and release the carbon and methane stored in the ice into the atmosphere. We monitor permafrost in eight...
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Dream of working in Alaska in a National Park? Glacier Bay is looking for help!
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Monday Motivation: This is our last week before the new year. Now is the time to take that last quiet moment, and think back on all you’ve done. 2017 is almost here!

Photo: Skookum Volcano to Rambler Mine Route - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park - NPS Photo
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We hope your holidays are dashing!

Seasons Greetings from Alaska National Parks!

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Happy Holidays' from Team Alaska - the good folks that bring you all these wonderful posts throughout the year!

We loved sharing the National Park Service 100th birthday with you! #FindYourPark with us in 2017! #EncuentraTuParque

Pictured at the Anchorage Public Lands Information Center are:
(Standing) Anniegrace (Annie), Bearnice, Valerie, Ian.
(Seated) Judy, Rasta and Cecilia.

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The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area tells the story of the Aleutian Campaign during World War II. The National Park Service - Alaska Region has been tasked to tell the stories of those involved with this little known, but important part of American history. Here is one soldier's story:

During World War II, writing letters home was the only way for GIs to stay connected with...
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Explore, Learn, and Protect!

A wonderful story from Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park- Skagway, Alaska! 15 years ago, Anne was sworn in as a Junior Ranger and now she is leading the next generation of Junior Rangers at the park.

Thank you Anne and all our future Rangers out there!

To learn more about becoming a Junior Ranger, check out the link here: [ Nps.gov Link ]

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