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Baby elephant interacting with adult elephant in water (© DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Understanding elephants improves conservation efforts

U.S. researchers are learning more about how elephants think and behave to help improve the chances of survival for these majestic animals.
Native American sitting on rim of canyon playing flute (NPS History Collection/Thomas C. Gray)

Native Americans protect heritage, connect visitors to nature at U.S. parks

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is August 9. Get to know Charles Sams III, director of the U.S. National Park Service.
Photographs at exhibit (Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

Viewing 2 centuries of iconic American photos

The Library of Congress uses iconic and lesser-known photographs alike to tell America's story. Learn about some of those images.
Female soccer player in arena (© Rick Bower/AP Images)

Disability Pride Month celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary

July is Disability Pride Month, when members of the community celebrate their achievements and advocate for their rights.
Men playing chess outdoors (© Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Where do Americans play chess? Everywhere.

World Chess Day is July 20. Take a look at where Americans play chess and learn why the game is increasingly attracting children.
Cyclist on trail near river and forest (© Jumping Rocks/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)

From train tracks to cycling trails

The Rails to Trails program is turning abandoned railroads into bike trails, with the goal of connecting the entire country by 2040.
People shopping at grocery store (© Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

U.S. food co-ops help locals live well

Food cooperatives in the United States provide nutritious food for their members, as well as economic and social benefits.
Man in red shirt carving wood (© Tahiti Art Crafts)

Connecting French Polynesia’s artisans to global markets

An alumna of U.S. government exchanges is helping French Polynesia's artisans sell their handicrafts around the world.
Hiker climbing mountain (© Full Circle)

Outdoor adventure for all

New groups have formed to get more people from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in outdoor adventure sports. Learn about them.