DRY TORTUGAS Fort Jefferson and the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Discoveries America National Parks

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>Travel to the one of the most remote national parks, the Dry Tortugas, launching off the southern most tip of the United States, Key West.
  1. Dry Tortugas: Journey aboard the Yankee Freedom, a 100 foot catamaran for the 2.5 hour, 70 mile trip. The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, its legends of pirates and sunken gold, and its military past.
  2. Fort Jefferson: The strategic location of the Dry Tortugas brought a large number of vessels through its surrounding waters as they connect the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  Early on, the shipping channel was used among Spanish explorers and merchants traveling along the Gulf Coast. Go on a tour with National Park Ranger Chris Ziegler to fully appreciate the Fort's unique construction and history.
  3. Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center: Journey into the world of the native plants and animals of the Keys, both on land and underwater. Leave with an increased awareness and appreciation of the need to protect and conserve the ecosystem of South Florida.

REVIEW: The Midwest Book Review Available on both DVD and Blu-ray (for the same affordable price!), four new additions to the Discoveries America National Parks series offer wonderful armchair travel experiences in glorious high definition. "Arches: Canyonlands and Natural Bridges" (9781604901610) explores the striking rock formations of southern Utah, canyonlands carved by the Colorado River, natural stone bridges, and even an excursion by adventurous rock-crawling enthusiasts. "New Orleans Jazz and Acadian Culture: Jean Lafitte, Creole Natural Trail, Natchitoches and Rural Mardi Gras" (9781604901627) is the next best thing to a personal visit the National Historical Park in New Orleans' French Quarter, a rural Mardi Gras run, the Prairie Acadian Culture Center in Eunice, coastal wetlands and wildlife refuges of the Creole Nature Trail, and Natchitoches, Louisiana's oldest town.

"Yellowstone Dual Personalities: Spring and Winter" (9781604901597) allows the viewer to viscerally experience the magnificence of Yellowstone National Park, from its abundant wildlife to its steaming geysers, its opportunities for boating/hiking/horse riding, and its dramatic transformation in winter to an icy wonderland where the primary modes of travel are snow machine, snow coach, or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. "Dry Tortugas: Fort Jefferson and The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center" (9781604901603) explores one of America's lesser-known and geographically removed national parks, the Dry Tortugas, located just off the southernmost tip of Florida. Its strategic location made it historical site of military and piracy legends; Fort Jefferson once oversaw Spanish explorers, Gulf Coast merchants, and more people who transformed the New World.

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is also featured, with an eye-opening glimpse of the beautiful terrestrial and marine native plants and animals of the Keys. All four DVDs are as captivating as they are educational, and worthy of the highest recommendation especially for public library collections.