Falls of the Ohio

If you find it far-fetched that the hilly country of southeastern Indiana once lay beneath an ocean, watch the award-winning documentary shown in the Interpretive Center. It takes you underwater for a look at...

Tasmania-God Save the Tasmanian Devil

Many unique species thrive in Tasmania, one of the world's most unusual ecosystems. However,  increasing  development,  including  logging,  mining,  and  other  industries, threaten many of the island’s most beautiful places. The clash between wilderness and development—including the inevitable loss of habitat—is only one of the...

Newborough Forest – The Squirrel’s Tale

Newborough Forest is a critical habitat and refuge for red squirrels, a native British species forced to the brink of extinction by more aggressive non-native gray squirrels. If approved, a current plan to restore the...

The Ross Sea

The Ross Sea, oft the shores of Antarctica, lies about six days' sailing southward across the Southern Ocean from Tasmania or New Zealand. For most of the year, the Ross Sea is covered by...

Cypress Island Preserve

Dredging in some of the nearby bayous, plus flood control measures and stream alterations to improve navigation on the Mississippi River, have changed the natural water flow. Fragmentation of the woods and wetlands on...

St. John: Snorkeling on the Trunk Bay Trail

The first place my kids ever put a mask and snorkel  into  the  water  was  down  here  in the  U.S.  Virgin  Islands,  and  I’m  afraid  it spoiled them for more ordinary snorkeling experiences.  I ...