Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …

#NetHui Roadtrip: If this grabs your attention, please stand

If this grabs your attention, please stand. New Zealand shows the world how to stage an engaging event. My current choice of a benchmark event with livestreaming video is New Zealand’s NetHui which since 2010 has made the most of face-to-face networking and online interaction. And in 2016, the annual event simply hit the road. October …

National Fossil Day in the USA

In 2016 National Fossil Day takes place October 12 in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalFossilDay MISSION: National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. OBJECTIVES: National Fossil Day events, resources and initiatives will: …

Celebrating #IndigenousPeoplesDay Everyday

Why not celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day? USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day.  The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. Rethinking Columbus, the seminal educational report, was published in 1991. So on this second Monday in October, Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay. There are other holidays …

Encouraging Engagement

One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as much as any …

Livestreaming in the USA: Virtual Park Circuit

parkexchange US national parks deserve kudos for making the most of live, unscripted videos. Check out the list of parks on Periscope! Today — On August 22 National Park Service sites across the country will begin the week’s celebration of the service’s centennial by using Facebook Live to explore innovation, one park at a time. This ‘virtual …

How do we make our parks more inclusive? = ¿Cómo hacemos que nuestros parques son más incluyentes? #Next100chat

incluyentes How do we make our parks more inclusive? ¿Cómo hacemos que nuestros parques son más incluyentes? Here are highlights from today’s (August 3, 2016) #Next100Chat tweetchat celebrating the100th anniversary of the US National Park Service. Follow Voces Verdes @VocesVerdes Starting now! TweetChat on the Next 100 Coalition’s celebration of@NatlParkService’s 100th anniversary. Use #Next100Chat to follow …

Preview: 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #40whc

Istanbul, Turkey hosts the 40th Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee July 10-20, 2016. Hashtag: #40whc The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 29 sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 40th session, which will be chaired by Ambassador Lale Ülker, General Director for Overseas Promotion and Cultural Affairs at the Turkish Ministry of …