Oaxaca de Juárez, México
- Planeta.com invites friends
to put themselves into the picture for World
Environment Day celebrated every year on June 5.
Join us on Sunday, June 3 for a free, fun photo
safari in the Llano Park. A photo safari is a public event
in which people are invited to take photos in a public space
and sharing pics online using relevant Social Web including Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google+, Pinterest,
Slideshare, Twitter, YouTube and wikis as a means to encourage
the ability to read and write using multiple media, including
traditional print media, electronic devices, and online tools.
The safari is slow-paced walk from the park's ferocious lions
to recently made animal carvings nearby. The safari is conducted
in a plurilingual
manner with an emphasis on Spanish and local indigenous languages.
"The highlight of the trip will be the bear carving on
Calle Amapolas" said Planeta.com founder Ron
Mader. "We will also look for the borrego cimarron
and a frog. Baseball fans should be on the lookout for pericos
in the stadium when Oaxaca plays Puebla. There will be plenty
of wildlife on this safari!"
Participants will be asked to upload photos to Facebook and
Flickr. Friends of the photo safari are asked to like, favorite,
pin and tweet about these images.
bridging is essential to building strong, safe, diverse
communities," Mader said, citing Nina Simon's recent blog,
Community Bridges: A "So What" Behind Social Participation.
Among the talking points for informal conversation: the green
economy and the 40th anniversary of UNEP,
environmental education, wildlife and how World Environment
Day is being celebrated around the globe. It will also be an
opportunity to discuss upcoming events including July's Guelaguetza,
Peoples Week and a proposed
unconference focusing on local, slow and conscious travel
Meeting point, 11am on the northeast side of Llano Park at
news' stand. Ask Hector the names of the trees in front
of the stand.
Tips: Bring your camera or smartphone, extra batteries, drinking
water, comfortable shoes and a hat. Those with a smartphone
are encouraged to install a Quick Response reader to decipher
This is a free family event. Kids and the elderly are welcome.
How do you translate 'World Environment Day?'
Mixteco (Mexico): Buaha Kiwi
Spanish: Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente
Chinanteco: Jhum kie la ta m qu (San Felipe Usila, Oaxaca)
Zapoteco: Xchii guish-liu nabain (Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca)
How do you translate 'Green Economy: Does it include
Spanish: Economía verde: ¿No te incluye?
Photo Safari Check List
Take photos of trees in bloom.
Take photos of trees carved as animals.
Take photos of wildlife including birds and bugs.
Ask someone to take a picture of you and a tree.
Take a photo of a tree originally from Australia.
welcome on Facebook.
welcome on Ron's blog.