Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair/Amigos del Sol Our favorite events educate, motivate, and inspire. They are worth experiencing and remembering fondly and with gratitude. Developing a shared calendarCheck out our Google Docs Upcoming Events Calendar, an attempt to co-create a shared calendar for upcoming public webinars focused on conservation and / or tourism. Questions for Event …

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …