This Week's Facts:
DNR's Mobile Apps
Do you need to get directions to your favorite state park? There’s an app for that! Do you need to see the latest hunting and fishing guides? There’s an app for that! Just in time for summer vacations, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Indiana Interactive now have an application for the iPhone. You can download the free application from iTunes. This can be a helpful tool in planning your trips or by finding out more information about your favorite park or inn. For more information, or to provide feedback, please email the webmaster.
Friday Facts Editorial Team:
photographers have yet another opportunity from the
Environmental Protection Agency to hone their photography
State of the Environment Locations Challenge is an
update of the Documerica program from the 1970s. For Documerica,
the EPA hired freelance photographers to take pictures of scenes
showcasing environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday
life in the 1970s. Now, the EPA is releasing one photo from that
project each week. Using information provided with each original
photograph, citizens are encouraged to visit that location and
take a new photo from the same vantage point, thus creating
“before” and “after” shots. There is no set deadline for each
challenge, but the EPA website states that this will probably
last until Earth Day (April 22) 2012. The photo that best
captures the after shot for each original photo will be posted
on the EPA website. For more information on the challenge and a
link to the current “Location,” see the
The Indiana State Department of Health’s Office of Women’s Health is participating in National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14, 2011. The theme for this year is “It’s Your Time!” According to the Department of Health and Human Services, most women tend to neglect their health in order to care for their loved ones and significant others. This initiative encourages communities, businesses, health and government organizations to promote women’s health issues. Women’s Health Week empowers all women to improve their mental and physical health with physical activity, healthy diets and preventive screenings; you can take the pledge to begin your healthy journey. INShape Indiana offers tips, resources and information to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. To learn more about National Women’s Health Week, click here. Now is the time to take control of your health and to help your sisters, daughters, mothers and friends do the same.
It’s that time of year again! Warmer weather and longer daylight hours bring out the athlete/fitness enthusiast in many Hoosiers. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is once again sponsoring the SPR Fitness Challenge. Whether you walk, ride or swim you can find your way to a healthier summer and win prizes! The challenge begins May 6 and ends October 31, 2011. Once you complete your 25 miles of activity, you’ll be entered to win prizes such as annual park passes, Indiana camping gift cards and more. Indiana has many parks and reservoirs to help you navigate a healthy summer. You can also check out INShape Indiana to find resources and tools to help you get active and track your aerobic activity. Finally, No Child Left Inside has tips, tools, and resources to get children involved with physical activity. Click here to take the fitness challenge and get ready for your healthy, summertime adventures!
The U.S. Census Bureau’s
Center for Economic Studies provides a
number of data products for public use. It also administers the
Research Data Center (RDC) Program. Its research
produces the new
Business Dynamics Statistics, which measure
U.S. business dynamics by state, firm, size, age and industrial
sector. These are created using the Longitudinal Business
Database (LBD), a confidential database available to researchers
throughout the network of Census Research Data Centers. The
first release of BDS data covers 1976 through 2005. There will
be annual updates.
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