Nevada (pronounced [ne- vae-da], with a short “a” as in apple) Nevada is a state of bold contrasts: rural landscapes and big cities, extravagant gaming and a movement toward farmers’ markets, local culture, renewable energy and a green building ethos. For those passionate for parks, wilderness, Indigenous cultures, responsible travel and great fun – Nevada. Indigenous …


Buzzwords Vegan = using or containing no animal products Elsewhere on the Web Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. – Vegan Society Questions How is a vegan diet different …’s #IY2017 #YearOfOpen Spotlight Award

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and the #YearOfOpen, celebrating open access and open education. opens a public solicitation for nominees showing good practice in tourism and open access. Our #IY2017 Spotlight Award will be awarded to public (government) agencies, institutions and others leading the way. We are seeking examples …

Conservation Week in New Zealand

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …


Science = The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Wiki Science #SciComm Citizen Science


Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Artwork / Cue Yourself Wiki scicomm The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación Biotweeps Hosts Online Convo June 28-30 #BTCon17

Citizen Science

Buzzwords Citizen Science = Science which is undertaken with the participation of the wider community of non-scientists Wiki Citizen Science Bioblitz The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación  


Photo: Tatters, Du Cane Hut Tasmania is Australia’s island state, located 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the south of the Australian continent (nicknamed the North Island), separated by Bass Strait. The state capital and largest city is Hobart. Another major hub for travel is Launceston. Photos Wiki Tasmania Hobart Launceston Australia

Making the most of live and archived video

Buzzwords Among our challenges – 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 – let us know how to watch and encourage official and individual videos. Why Live Video Live video is …

Making the most of Facebook

We would like to make the most of our presence on Facebook and would like to help friends and colleagues make the most of Facebook. Suggestions, please! Ron Mader: Yes, on Facebook there is a Planeta Page and a Planeta Group. Hosting a page and a group, I see the advantages and disadvantages of each, but it’s still …