Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …

National Fossil Day 2016

Image: BHL, Dinosaur In 2016 National Fossil Day takes place October 12 in the USA. Hashtag: #NationalFossilDay Key Links nps.gov Facebook @NatlFossilDay MISSION: National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. …

Wishlist for the 2016 IUCN Congress

We wish the very best of the World Conservation Congress! Here is our wishlist for the event. Translating into Spanish. Suggestions/corrections welcome! 1) We’d like to learn about conservation 2) We’d like the WCC to be a window into the IUCN 3) We’d like the WCC to be fully engaged via the social web Facebook, …

Indigenous Day 2016

The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on August 9 in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group …

Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Conference #nii2016

Screenshot Native Innovation hosted its 4th annual technology event for educators — Welcome to the Modern Classroom: Native Innovation Technology Conference June 10-11, 2016. The event is a two-day immersive, hands-on experience redefining the “Classroom” and held at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort outside of the Flagstaff, Arizona. According to the organizers: “we are witnessing a transformation in the creation …

Las Vegas #RTTC Conversation

Photo: Wetlands Park I have mixed feelings about Las Vegas, but what it does right few people talk about and what it does wrong locals don’t think visitors need to know about. It’s still a challenge to listen to locals downtown. There are attractions, points of interest, downloadable maps, but no regularly scheduled guided walks. …