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

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 park …

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 …

Songlines: The living narrative of Australia

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 2016 dates: July 3-10. Theme: Songlines –The living narrative of our nation Hashtags: #NAIDOC2016,  #NAIDOCWeek NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and …

Te reo tautoko = Behind you all the way

Māori Language Week is an annual campaign led by the Māori Language Commission, to promote the language in New Zealand. The campaign raises awareness that New Zealand has its very own language and encourages its incorporation into daily usage. 2016’s Māori Language Week is going to be positive, relevant, energetic, fun and exciting! It will …

Hawai’i Hosts International Coral Reef Symposium #ICRS2016

coralsquare Hawai’i – This week (June 19-14) the International Coral Reef Symposium gathers 2,500+ coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 97 nations to present the latest research (and more!) in coral sustainability. It’s an important meeting and we’re looking forward to hearing friends and colleagues let us know the highlights. Key links 13th International Coral Reef Symposium …

#NII2016 Recap: Lessons from the Modern Classroom

ni Join us Friday, July 1 for a live Google/YouTube Hangout about the recent Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference #NII2016 held in Flagstaff, Arizona. Questions for our guests What were the highlights of #NII2016? What did conference participants enjoy the most? Were there any surprises? Any recommended websites, social web channels, twitter accounts to follow, apps? Guests: +jerome …

Soundwalks in Chicago

Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18). Hello, friends in the Midwest. If you are in Chicago this week (June 23-25) the go-to events are the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Soundwalks. For all ages – …

7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric Peoples

FUCongress2016 The 7th World Congress of the Finno-Ugric peoples will take place June 15-17 in the Sibelius Hall in Lahti, Finland. The theme of the event is “The Finno-Ugric Peoples – Towards Sustainable Development.” The Congress unites the Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples with the aim of discussing issues dealing with the preservation and reviving of the languages and cultures of …