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 …

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 …

Wishlist for the #IUCNCongress

We wish the very best of the World Conservation Congress! Here is our wishlist for the event. Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome! 1) We’d like to learn about conservation 2) We’d like the WCC to be a window into the IUCN 3) We’d like the WCC to be fully engaged via the social web Facebook, …

Indigenous Day 2016

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and …

Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Conference #nii2016

This weekend (June 10-11) Native Innovation hosts its 4th annual technology event for educators — Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Technology Conference. The event is a two-day immersive, hands-on experience redefining the “Classroom” and held at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort outside of the Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the organizers: “we are witnessing a transformation in the …