Greymouth

Photo: Ron Mader, Greymouth New Zealand – Located at the mouth of the Grey River, Greymouth is the largest town on the West Coast of the South Island and the gateway for visitors to the beautiful wild West Coast. To the north are the famous Pancake Rocks and Paparoa National Park. Southeast of town is Lake …

Ecotourism NZ 2007

This month is the 10 year anniversary of the Ecotourism NZ 2007 Conference held in Greymouth August 1-3, 2007. The event was hosted by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Planeta.com’s Ron Mader was a keynote speaker. This month (August 2017) we’d like to redirect the old links and update this page. I would love to hear from people …

Just Add Water Street #JAWSNV

Henderson, Nevada – This is clever — a community event on the last Friday of the month (a week before First Friday in downtown Las Vegas) — tiled JAWS, short for Just Add Water Street, aka the locale in downtown Henderson. Hashtag: #JAWSNV “Dropping” August 25! The festival runs from 7pm-10pm with a special VIP event …

History of the Old Spanish Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Old Spanish Trail Marker Las Vegas – The Clark County Wetlands Park hosts a lecture about the history of the Old Spanish Trail Thursday, August 17, from 6-8pm. Presenter Liz Warren is a historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association. The two-hour lecture is free to attend and …

Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico

Conabio hosts the seminar Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico (Agrobiodiversidad y alimentación en México) Friday, August 25, 12-130pm. Seminar language: Spanish Presenters include Amanda Galvez, Cristina Almeida and Mario del Roble Pensado. Location: Sala Xitle. Liga Periférico – Insurgentes Sur, Núm. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, 14010, Ciudad de México. There will be livestreaming …

How to make the most of live and archived video

Editor’s note: Drafting a new presentation explaining just how to make the most of live and archived video. Among our challenges in 2017 – digitizing old video tapes, movies, slides and presentations and weaving participant-made videos in today’s live events and conferences. This special shoutout to organizers and participants at upcoming events covered on Planeta.com …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …

Crown Shyness

Buzzwords: Crown Shyness Crown shyness = phenomenon whereby individual tree crowns avoid overlap or touch, forming striking canopy patterns. Embedded Tweets Word(s) of the day: “crown shyness” – phenomenon whereby individual tree crowns avoid overlap or touch, forming striking canopy patterns. pic.twitter.com/BA38kXBdA0 — Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) August 9, 2017 Photos Planeta.com Forests Trees

Democracy and the Internet #electionnz

New Zealand’s general election – hashtag #electionnz —  is scheduled on Saturday, September 23 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Tuesday, August 22, 6-7pm Auckland time, Internet New Zealand hosts Democracy and the Internet, a free event about the impact the Internet has on elections. The event will also be livestreamed with the …