Friday, February 24, 2012

World Heritage Words

Besides posting relevant news items about World Heritage Sites from around the globe on our Blog, we thought it might be fun and hopefully interesting to occasionally interject our thoughts and musings once in awhile.

So, therefore, I'm off to ramble about all things World Heritage.

The big news in the National Park Service Office of International Affairs is the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. We're excited and are planning several events throughout the year. Plus, we've posted a new website celebrating the event and we're holding two contests as well. We're looking for videos which we can post on YouTube and for new photos which we can feature on our website. Check our new website for more information.

In mid-March, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova will be visiting Independence Hall as part of the celebration. After visiting that park, she'll be off to the Everglades to continue the event. If you live near either of those parks, we encourage you to go and check it out.

Finally, one of our summer interns from last year is in Tanzania on a study-abroad semester. We put him in charge of this Blog last year and though he is no longer interning with us, we hope that once he returns from overseas, he'll have some stories or images to share. He promised he would visit as many Tanzanian World Heritage Sites as possible, so we're awaiting his return.

Thanks for visiting our Blog. We welcome your comments as well and any images or videos you want to share with us.

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