Sea Cucumbers

Photo: Brittgow, From the touch tank Sea Cucumbers = echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad (Wikipedia) Headlines‘Aphrodisiac’ of the ocean: how sea cucumbers became gold for organised crime – Guardian FYIEchinoderms are the largest phylum that has no freshwater …

World Heritage Day 2021

Logo 2021’s International Day for Monuments and Sites, aka World Heritage Day is April 18. This year’s theme: Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures Hashtags: #worldheritageday #IDMS2021 #ComplexPast #DiverseFutures Key LinksInternational Day – [email protected] Questions What are the this year’s publications, resources, and events focusing on world heritage? = ¿Cuáles son las publicaciones, recursos y eventos de …

National Park Week

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Lake Mead National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA and is held annually in April in tandem with Earth Day. 2021 dates: April 17-25. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek Key Linksnps.govnationalparks.org BackgroundThe National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present …

Earth Day 2021

Photo: Green Valley Ranch Wash What are your plans for 2021’s Earth Day? Hashtag: #EarthDay Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Planeta is updating our suggested games in the natural world and on the social web. 2021 Games in the Natural World Talk to neighbors …

Seaweed

Photo: Stanley Zimny, Seaweed Seaweed = large algae growing in the sea or on rocks below the high-water mark Recommended ListeningFestival reveals the beauty, wonder and potential of seaweed EventsManly Seaweed Festival – Seaweed Arboretum – Manly Museum and Art Gallery 10th April – 9th May 2021 HeadlinesThe remarkable power of Australian kelp – BBC …

Leaders Summit on Climate

Photo: Cliff, The White House Upcoming event: Leaders Summit on Climate, April 22-23 Key Linkswhitehouse.gov Press Releasewhitehouse.gov: President Biden invited 40 world leaders to the Leaders Summit on Climate he will host on April 22 and 23.  The virtual Leaders Summit will be live streamed for public viewing. President Biden took action his first day …

Ghost Kitchen

Buzzwords Ghost Kitchen = professional food preparation and cooking facility set up for the preparation of delivery-only meals HeadlinesGhost Kitchens Have Totally Eclipsed Austin. What Does That Mean for the Local Food Scene? WikipediaGhost kitchen Planeta

Bears Ears National Monument

Photo: John Fowler Spotlight on Bears Ears National Monument Key Linksblm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/bears-ears-national-monumentblm.gov/visit/bears-ears-national-monument Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/qKwbea4ygmSMXmzVA Responsible TravelResponsible travel (read Imagine Bears Ears as a responsible tourism model) has the potential of expanding livelihoods and conserving cultural and natural heritage in rural areas. That said, communication has often been lackluster. Visitors are told to stay away or nothing …