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Photo: Vince O’Sullivan, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe What’s on the August calendar? Aug 9, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People Aug 12, World Elephant Day Aug 14, Navajo Code Talkers Day Aug 15, Independence Day Aug 25 Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA) Check out National Heritage Week, Ireland. August 1 Swiss National Day (Switzerland) …

Dawn Chorus

Lingo Cards Dawn Chorus = the singing of a large number of birds before dawn each day, particularly during the breeding season Dawn Chorus Day First Sunday in May. Dawn Chorus Day has grown from a small event in Birmingham, England in the 1980s to a global annual celebration, enjoyed in over eighty countries. wildlifetrusts.org …

Book Lovers Day

Image: Mexico: Adventures in Nature August 9 is Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday that encourages people to pick up a book (or two) and spend the day reading. Hashtag: #BookLoversDay Elsewhere on the Web https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/book-lovers-day Embedded Tweets Fans of books & birds, here's a book for you! "What bird is that?" (1931) was Australia's …

World Elephant Day

Poster August 12 is World Elephant Day. Hashtag: #WorldElephantDay To bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants, World Elephant Day was launched in 2012. Keep an eye on events around the world. Key Links worldelephantday.org events @wrldelephantday Facebook We are celebrating by translating ‘World Elephant Day’ in other languages. Suggestions are …

Masks

Photo: Supermarket Shopping Mask = a covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or terrify other people Videos Headlines How to stop your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask – The Verge Do face masks help? Studies leaning towards yes – Arstechnica Embedded Tweets …

World Ranger Day

Image July 31 is World Ranger Day. Hashtag: #WorldRangerDay World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. Key Links internationalrangers.org/ world-ranger-day facebook Google Map Elsewhere on the Web National Park Service (USA) Embedded Tweets …

Guelaguetza 2020

The virtual stage is set. With the physical Guelaguetza postponed, we will watch, enjoy, and amplify performances and presentations from Oaxaca, Mexico throughout the month of July. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2020 Viva la Guelaguetza! Viva Oaxaca!! = Long live Guelaguetza! Long live Oaxaca!! Who should watch? Anyone interested in Mexico, in Indigenous culture, music, and dance. Bilingual …

Monuments

Photo: Crazy Horse Monument = a statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a famous or notable person or event Twitter https://twitter.com/patrimoniomx Planeta National Monument International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Wiki Loves Monuments

July 4 in the USA

Photo: Cupcakes Our annual celebration of Independence Day in the USA. Elsewhere on the Web America, The Playlist Embedded Tweets On behalf of Joshua Tree National Park, we would like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth Of July. Please respect all fellow visitors this coming holiday, and remember that fireworks are prohibited in …

El Foco

Screenshot Mexico City – Friends recommend watching El Foco, a walking tour (and in 2020, bike tours!) of the streets, neighborhoods, legends, and historical sites led by Hector de Mauleon (@hdemauleon) and Viveka Duncan (@VekaDuncan). Viva the slow adventures. Appointment viewing for the lucky, the program airs Sundays, 5pm on ADN40. Later on episodes are …