Wonders of the National Parks

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Date/Time
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017, 4:00 pm

Location
Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Lecture 21 – National Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments

America’s National Marine Sanctuaries and monuments are in many ways the nation’s underwater national parks. The Marine Sanctuaries comprise more than a dozen locations up and down both on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, plus the Gulf of Mexico, the Great Lakes, Hawaii, and beyond. They encompass some of the country’s greatest natural and cultural treasures. National Marine Monuments include some of the largest and most extraordinary protected spaces anywhere on earth. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration manage these marine protected areas. Like National Park Service sites, these are protected areas that welcome visitors.

Lecture 22 – Acadia’s Highlands and Islands

When the sun rises on the continental United States, you can see it first at Acadia National Park, which centers on what is the second largest island on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. The rocks of coastal Maine reveal a gripping legacy of lost oceans, harrowing collisions, epic mountains, furious volcanoes, and icy glaciers. Evidence of all this and more is etched into the storied and storytelling islands and highlands of Acadia.

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