Stay Home for Nevada

Hashtags Due to the Coronavirus shutdown, Las Vegas has a new hashtag: #stayhomefornevada – one it shares with Reno and the rest of the state. Planeta.com is curating a wide collection of tweets documenting how Las Vegas and Nevada respond to this new situation. Videos Indy Video News3 Announcement Stay Home Vegas Live Policing Ghost …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @borderreporter @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian @BorderReportcom @usbpchieftca Fact Checking Does Border Wall Construction Threaten Native American Burial Sites? – Snopes Headlines Lawmakers tour migrant camp, call wait-in-Mexico policy ‘morally unjust’ – …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos of favorite folk art and folk artists. Let us know how to visit and purchase directly. We invite …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Key Links tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines Conacyt ocultó informe crítico con el Tren Maya (Document PDF) Jueza sí concedió suspensión provisional contra Tren Maya, pero autoridades no han sido notificadas – Animal Politico Fonatur y Unesco firman acuerdo …

Cancelled – National Eucalypt Day: Nature Journaling Workshop with Paula Peeters

Photo: Brisbane City Council Cancelled. For friends in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Discover nature journaling amongst the eucalypts. Artist, ecologist, and writer Paula Peters (@paperbark_) leads a journey of artistic and empathetic creation in the city’s Botanic Gardens. In Australia March 23 is National Eucalypt Day and on March 21 the city of Brisbane hosts a …

How to be a Responsible Traveler

Photo: Ron and Zoe Travel around the globe continues to mature and offer options for travelers wishing their journeys to be as eco-friendly, people-friendly, and place-friendly as possible. While there are few standard definitions used by locals and visitors alike, most travelers simply want to have a good trip that causes no harm and most locals …

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Lingo Cards Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument Google Maps goo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. More online Papahanaumokuakea.gov, its @HawaiiReef. Here’s the media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.  Since that time, …

Astronomy on Tap Las Vegas: The Birth of Planets

Poster Astronomy Aleworks (@AAleworks, 7350 Eastgate Road #170 Henderson) hosts the fifth Astronomy on Tap event in greater Las Vegas. The presentation ‘The Birth of Planets!’ takes place Tuesday, February 27. Enjoy delicious brews while hearing about the universe and competing in space-themed trivia (with prizes)! Trivia Questions range from science to sci-fi. Key Links …

International Mother Language Day

Poster: International Mother Language Day = Dia Internacional de la Lengua Materna February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. Hashtags: #MotherLanguageDay, #DiaDeLaLenguaMaterna, #dilm, #LenguaMaterna UNESCO: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of …