Las Vegas Water Tour

Photo: Photo During 2020 Responsible Travel Week we are strolling and soundwalking our journey to the waterways of Las Vegas. Look for major updates to this page and links mentioned below. One of the most interesting case studies in water use, management, recreation and conservation … presenting headlines and resources for those interested in learning …

Mangrove Day

Poster July 26 is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (Día internacional de conservación del ecosistema de manglares). Hashtags: #MangroveDay #DíaDelManglar Key Linkshttps://en.unesco.org/commemorations/mangroveday Did you know? Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems, located at the interface of land and sea in tropical regions, which offer a considerable array of ecosystem goods and services. Although they are found …

Maldives

Photo: Tchami The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometers from the Asian continent. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/Ejj3NNbf5LH9SSWDA Photos Planeta.com Maldives Links Islands Ocean

Otters

Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS, Northern river otter on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Otter = a semiaquatic fish-eating mammal of the weasel family, with an elongated body, dense fur, and webbed feet. Key Links otter.org World Otter Day ywpf.org/world-otter-day-2020 Embedded Tweets When you ask your 18th c. illustrator for an otter but get back something otterly terrifying …

Water

Photo: UNDP in Europe and Central Asia, Blyde River Canyon Sunset Water = a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms. Celebrations February 2 World Wetlands Day World Wetlands Day March 22 World Water Day World Water Day June …

World Oceans Day

Poster June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos, #SaveOurOcean Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeanehe About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International …

Swim Links

Photo: Sancha FernandezOcean Bath Links related to swimming presented in somewhat random fashion: Elsewhere on the Web swimacrossamerica.org https://swimquest.uk.com Looking to book your next #swimmingholiday? From #travelinsurance to #quarantine … we answer your questions: https://t.co/NWJBJPu002 @outdoor_swimmer @abtotmembers @ABTOT_UK @Feefo_Official pic.twitter.com/qGdre6KdOY — SwimQuest Holidays (@SwimQuesters) June 21, 2020 Vox Buzzword Bingo Googles – Swim Cap – …

Drought

Buzzwords Drought = A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall Questions How will we know when the drought is over? Elsewhere on the Web drought.gov/drought droughtmonitor.unl.edu Recommended Listening Red Marauder – A history of drought in Australia – Europeans have been living in Australia for over 200 years, and it has taken us that long …

Mist

Buzzwords Mist = a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth’s surface that limits visibility. Embedded Tweets Mist – noun: a cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface that limits visibility. What this definition doesn’t say is just how beautiful …

Ocean Month

Photo: GSFC June is Ocean Month Hashtags: #OceanMonth #MesDeLosOcéanos Key Links https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/aa-updates/world-ocean-month-061418.html https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/2020/ocean-month.html Embedded Tweets Este jueves a las 4:00 p.m por la página de Facebook de Parques Nacionales, nuestra directora Julia Miranda, en compañía de líderes ambientales de otros países, dialogará sobre CMAR, la iniciativa de conservación marino costera. #MesDeLosOcéanos. pic.twitter.com/nhWQaDcPEZ — Parques Nacionales …