Each part has an important exhibit that makes them special. The U.S. Botanic Garden would not be here today without the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences. The Institute proposed the creation of a botanic garden in 1816, to grow and collect plants from all over the world. Even though the Colombian Institute thought of it, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison made it happen. In 1820, they dreamed of establishing a national botanic garden in the National Mall.
The main reason Augusta National is the greatest American golf course comes from its natural beginnings. Originally the property the golf course stands on was Fruitland Nurseries. From 1858 until 1918 this company imported many trees and plants from around the world to decorate the landscape. Golfing legend Bobby Jones discovered this land after retiring in 1930 and chose it as the location for his dream golf course. To pay homage to the ground’s history, every hole is named for a different plant found on each hole.
Several students choose to conduct their senior projects at the arboretum as well. Rock walls and benches, wooden decks, and the gazebo were all created by senior students. The Leaning Pine Arboretum remains one of Cal Poly’s best-keep secrets. It is an isolated, unique, and diverse oasis far away from the commotion of the main campus. It is an excellent place to learn about flora, conduct a school-sponsored activity, or simply to relax and stroll through the gardens admiring nature’s beauty.
He was most noted for establishing the United States Forest Service and assembling five new national parks. Teddy provided 18 sites specifically for national monuments as well being influential to a variety of acts that were passed by Congress such as the Reclamation Act of 1902. With such a lasting impact on America, a large number of organizations are entitled after him such as the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership which is a non-profit organization guaranteeing quality in areas allowed to fish and hunt. Several wildlife conservatories find inspirations through all of Teddy’s accomplished task and leadership throughout his lifetime which shortly ended in 1919. As Roosevelt once said, “The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and will.” And that’s exactly what he
Gifford Pinchot Gifford Pinchot was one of America's leading advocates of environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century. Born into wealth and endowed with imagination and a love of nature, he shared his money, possessions and intellect to further the causes of the common good. It was at Grey Grey Towers that James Pinchot first encouraged his son to explore the profession of forestry. But such training did not yet exist in the United States, so, after graduating from Yale University in 1889, Gifford went abroad to study at L’Ecole Nationale Forestiere in Nancy, France. With equal fervor Pinchot set to work.
In 1929, the US Congress sent out a committee of inspectors to investigate the feasibility of a national park project in South Florida. Upon return, the committee reported in favor of a park. On December 6,1947, President Harry S. Truman formally declared Everglades a National Park, at a ceremony held at neighboring Everglades City. The Visitor Center near the main park entrance bears a dedication to Ernest Coe for his work towards creating the park. The original size of the park (460,000 acres) has been greatly increased since 1947, as a result of boundary changes.
After graduating in 1894 with a B.S. in botany and agriculture, he spent two additional years at Iowa State to complete a master's degree in the same fields. During this time, he taught botany to undergraduate students and conducted extensive experiments on plants while managing the university's greenhouse. These experiences served him well during his first few years at Tuskegee. When George Washington Carver arrived in Tuskegee in 1896, he faced a host of challenges.
Cole’s works were often made people feel like they needed to go out in nature and discover the inspiring world of mother earth. Thomas Cole, born on February 1, 1801 in Lancashire, England, found himself at fourteen working as a textile printer and wood engraver in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Cole returned to his parents in 1819 in Ohio; this is were he learned how to oil paint and how to use different kinds of oil painting techniques under the supervision of a portrait painter, Stein. Cole was very impressed and impacted by the landscapes of the “new world” and how magnificent they were compared to where he came from, which was England. Cole found that art came naturally to him and eventually taught himself how to observe nature and still life.
The Kakum National Park in Ghana is one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa located approximately 33 km north of Cape Coast covering the area of 375sq.km. The Kakum Park was established in 1931 and received acknowledgement of the National Park in 1992. It is the only Park in Africa with Canopy Walkway, which is 350m long, connects 7 trees and opened in 1995 for tourist visitors. In the Year 2000 UNESCO declared the Kakum rainforest “The National World Heritage Site”. Kakum National Park treasures many different plants and animal species and is very popular destination for the tourists, hikers, botanists and birdwatcher from all around the world.