National Park Week

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Lake Mead National Park Week is the largest celebration of national heritage in the USA and is held annually in April in tandem with Earth Day. 2021 dates: April 17-25. Hashtag: #NationalParkWeek Key Linksnps.govnationalparks.org BackgroundThe National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present …

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 …

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. 2021 Earth Day GamesLearn how …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive EssayWe need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. This year look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange an old-school roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. There …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesIn photos: Life along the U.S.-Mexico borderBiden to nominate progressive Tucson police chief to lead border agencyCoyotes reveal their secrets on how they cross the U.S.-Mexico borderPerspective: The U.S. shut the border. We made …

Wild USA Links

Photo: Bighorn Links related to Wild USA presented in somewhat random fashion: TrailsPartnership for the National Trails System – Facebook – @PartnershipNTS NPCA April 14th for our first-ever virtual #SalutetotheParks! Be a part of this annual event alongside park lovers across the country from the comfort of your home, as we celebrate our honorees, our …

USA Links

USA Flag Links pertaining to the USA presented in mostly random order: HeadlinesI Worked for Alex Jones. I Regret It. – NYT Magazinehttps://deadline.com/2019/09/el-norte-at-35-the-outlaw-production-and-milestone-immigrant-saga-returns-1202732638Are Americans Falling Out of Love With Their Landmarks?http://science.time.com/2013/10/22/the-united-states-of-attitude-an-interactive-guide-to-americas-moodshttp://thoughtcatalog.com/michael-koh/2013/11/16-people-on-things-they-couldnt-believe-about-america-until-they-moved-here PrinceThe stories behind Prince’s upcoming album Welcome 2 America Economic Bill of Rights (1944) Republicans Won’t Stop Screaming ‘Socialism’ Until Democrats Stop Cowering https://www.ushistory.org/documents/economic_bill_of_rights.htm …

Native American Heritage Month

Poster Since 1990 the USA has celebrated Native American Heritage Month in the month of November. Hashtags: #nativeamericanheritagemonth, #NAHM Headlines10 Public Lands with Powerful Native American Connections BackgroundNativeamericanheritagemonth.gov: What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the …

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

Maryland

Photo: Tour Sky Stage Maryland borders Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north, and Delaware to the east. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/NuL7SBxfth4oseDMA Cities Planeta