The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, set to open Sept. 30 in Los Angeles, offers much more than those famous ruby slippers.
By Jennifer Konerman – September 13, 2021
Just as the 2022 Oscars season is beginning (in earnest) for awards-hopefuls, the long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to open in Los Angeles.
The museum, first announced more than eight years ago, opens its doors at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard on Sept. 30 with several exhibitions and screening programs in store.
The collections vary from technology and the history of cinema to behind-the-scenes props from famous moments in film (like matte paintings that you probably thought were real life).
On display (so far) will include The Wizard of Oz‘s famous ruby slippers, a Cinerama camera from 1954, Nightmare Before Christmas‘ original expressive heads of Jack Skellington, Shirley Temple’s tap shoes, an annotated script of To Kill a Mockingbird, and the head from Alien.
Before bringing your furry friend on a hike, consider these important things.
By Teaghan Skulszki – September 9, 2021
Animal shelters emptied out amid the COVID-19 pandemic as people adopted furry friends to quarantine with through 2021.
But the adventures you may have planned with your pet may need some rethinking, according to the National Park Service.
The service is urging people to reconsider hiking with their dogs after three dogs died on the trails in July. Additionally, NPS and local search and rescue teams in Los Angeles and Ventura County reported about a half dozen canine rescues already in 2021, a year that has seen scorching temperatures across the West.
“Keeping canine companions safe during a hike requires planning and a heavy dose of realism,” Ken Low, an NPS ranger at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a press release.
J.D. Simkins – April 12, 2021 | Updated April 16, 2021
America’s national forests are home to hundreds of thousands of hiking trails, campgrounds, rivers, ski resorts, and more.
To give back to lands that give us so much, the National Forest Foundation is turning every dollar donated during the month of April into a tree planted in a national forest.
From now until the end of the month, the congressionally-chartered NFF will match all donations to plant up to 75,000 trees, part of a greater effort by the Foundation to plant 50 million trees to battle deforestation and revive a West that was crippled in 2020 by seemingly interminable fires.
Because of the impact of fires this past year, the National Forest Foundation will focus tree-planting efforts in areas that encountered the most detrimental fallout, areas many fear will face even worse challenges in 2021 due to lingering drought from previous year.
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