Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Photo: Karen Bryan/Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, Reef fish Spotlight on Papahānaumokuākea National Monument 2021 WebinarAugust 19, 12pm Pacificusicomos.org/webinars Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/ZVoQ9JWGyhtLDWQy6 How to pronounce Papahānaumokuākea?Have a listen: Papa-hanau-moku-akea. Key LinksPapahanaumokuakea.govFacebookFlickr 2006 Media Release Media release from the US White House: The monument was originally created in 2006 by President George W. Bush and designated as …

Glacier National Park

Photo: Jacob W Frank, Snow shoes With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Hop on the Island Explorer Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] FYI Montana’s Glacier National Park now has only 26 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. Prediction: zero by 2030. HeadlinesGlacier National Park …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to …

Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: View from Imperial Point Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 …

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Asphalt Art Activations (2021) “Rice Terraces” by Dasic Fernandez New York is the most populous city in the United States. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from the Lenape language Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/JoAWwgUHGKoELMsH8 City Parkspeoplemakeparks.org Photos Embedded Tweets WikipediaRoosevelt IslandLong Island City …

Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Photo: Marlene Ehrenberg, Monarch Butterflies Mexico – The country’s most visited protected area showcases a natural marvel and mark your calendar — butterfly season lasts from November to March. Sanctuaries in the states of Mexico and Michoacan open their tourist services to the public from November to March. These protected areas include Rosario, Chincua, Cerro …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA What would the Diné like others to know about their culture, language, history, current politics, and future? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Yeicamerontradingpost.com Yei-Be-Chai (Born for Water) Quotes“As with many initiatives like this one, the more the public knows, the more likely they will be a part of …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Oregon

Photo: Pete, Haystack Rock Oregon is located on the Pacific coast of the USA bordered by Washington to the north, California to the south, Nevada on the southeast and Idaho to the east. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/a2DiuYpwFrCNKU587 Features Parks Cities Planeta.com

New Mexico

Photo: Genevieve Rudnicki, BLM New Mexico, Alamo Mountain Area of Critical Environmental Concern New Mexico is bordered by Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Colorado and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/q4o3N4dJcTzx5P5u9 Embedded Tweets Tours Parks Features Cities Other Places Planeta.com