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    National Park of American Samoa

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    Explore Your Tropical Rainforests

    Explore Your Tropical Rainforests

    This program allows students to explore tropical rainforests including native birds, fruit bats, and Samoans connection to nature.

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    World War II and American Samoa

    World War II and American Samoa

    Discover American Samoa's important role during World War II.

Did You Know?

Underwater close up of a green sea turtle swimming

In Samoan folklore, sea turtles were believed to have the power to save fishermen lost at sea by bringing them safely to shore. The Samoan word for sea turtle, “I'a sa,” translates literally to “sacred fish,” presumably because of this ability. Sadly, sea turtles here are now endangered.