Onto the second half of 2015. Here’s your July calendar. The Guelaguetza is going to get you!

Ongoing Responsible Local Travel in the USA #localtravelusa
June 18-July 18 Matariki (New Zealand)
June 26 – July 8 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Bonn, Germany)
July 8-10 Nethui (Auckland, New Zealand) #NetHui
July 10 Responsible Local Travel in the USA Hangout #localtravelusa
July 15-19 Wikimania (Mexico City, Mexico)
July 20 + 27 Guelaguetza (Oaxaca, Mexico)
July 27 – August 2 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)
July 31, 7-8pm Dogs and Drones/Last Friday in Henderson, Nevada

July 2015: Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNP @NatlParkService #usawild #findyourpark (attribution-sharealike license)

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June 2015 Hangout Highlights

I had hoped that I could blog about individual hangouts, but I just haven’t had the time. That said, discussions in June have been nothing short of wonderful. It’s as if friends and colleagues ‘get it’ and are ready to share lessons learned through live video chats. I’ve learned so much from others via the virtual meet-and-greet and encourage you to check out the following conversations:

June 5

June 8

June 19

June 22

June 23

June 26

June 29

Wiki Places
new zealand
south africaknysnamossel bay

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Hanging out in Flagstaff. Reflections from the Native Innovation Conference #nativeinnovate

I am very pleased to have participated in the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 11-13 in Flagstaff, Arizona) where I led interactive workshops focusing on using Google hangouts, Periscope and other livestreaming video options AND connecting these video chats to the social web, particularly collaboratively edited wikis. Speaking of which – check out diné=navajo, native innovation, sharing, sharingculturesflagstaff and grand canyon.

Our venue could not have been more pleasant – the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. I’m keen to learn more about these Indigenous-owned properties.

We only get once chance to meet people for the first time and this was the first time to meet face-to-face with with Jerome and Kiahlo, a result of a September 2014 hangout which was the result of connecting via Twitter.

I’m on a conference high. I broke my routine, I traveled beyond the immediate horizon, I ate new food and slept in a different bed. Vacations – even working trips – are blessings. And what made it all worthwhile? The people. I met wonderful, wonderful people – a mix of cyber-savvy and … less than cyber-savvy. The crowd was a bit older than I expected, a mix of teachers and administrators each of whom needs to form a personal social web strategy and came to this event for answers.

Now in its third year the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference upped its game by giving out Google Chromebooks to registered participants. This single act made sure that everyone was tech-enabled from the start. Of course there were some glitches at the beginning, but given two days, these problems were resolved in a mostly stress-free environment.

Remote participants could follow the conference through Facebook and for more timely news via Twitter — see #NativeInnovate. Participants agreed to followup chats on June 23, 10am and 7pm Arizona time.

And remote participation is the true advantage of hangouts. We are not physically at the same table or in the same room. Distances can be daunting. Solution: Google Hangouts! Collaborative docs. Wikis!

I will write more about this as I gather my thoughts. Kudos to the organizers and sponsors. Ahéhee’ Jerome, Kiahlo, LaVelda, Kevin … spouses, family and friends.

Key Links
Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference
Hashtag #nativeinnovate


Yá'á'tééh abiní = Good morning Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort @TwinArrowsAZ @NativeInnovate #NativeInnovate

Native Innovation Conference

Native Innovation Conference


Nizhóní = That is beautiful = Bonito @NavajoWeb @NativeInnovate #nativeinnovate #LearnDiné

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What are Planetary Boundaries? = ¿Cuáles son los Límites Planetarios? #roofdog #wed2015


Something to think about this World Environment Day, June 5

What are Planetary Boundaries? = ¿Cuáles son los Límites Planetarios?

What are Planetary Boundaries? = ¿Cuáles son los Límites Planetarios? #roofdog


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June 2015

June Responsible Local Travel in the USA
June 5 World Environment Day
June 11-13 2015 Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (Flagstaff, Arizona) #nativeinnovate
June 18 Matariki (New Zealand)
June 26 – July 8 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Bonn, Germany)

June 2015: Grand Canyon Watchtower Kiva Room @GrandCanyonNPS @NatlParkService  #usawild #findyourpark (attribution-sharealike license)

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Engaging Responsible Travel in #MosselBay

Engage RT (Engaging Responsible Travel) is an event in Mossel Bay, South Africa (May 29, 2015) making the case for responsible travel to South Africa and the world. Details: Travel Mossel Bay! It is open to all and free of charge. Bravo organizers!
Location: Garden Route Casino, Bravo Lounge

The original hangouts were postponed due to technical reasons. They will be rescheduled and webcast live.

Engaging Responsible Travel with Ron Mader (owner of planeta.com – the world’s oldest responsible travel web site – and editor-in chief of the responsible travel wiki: http://planeta.wikispaces.com/. Live streamed from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Google+ Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cu099iif2smarrmh606oq1u9ob4

Responsible Travel Workshop (part 1) with Caroline Ungersbock of the Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme. Live streamed from Mossel Bay, South Africa.
Google+ Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cpopr4qcods63167u0ni5c43flc

Responsible Travel Workshop (part 2) with Caroline Ungersbock. Live streamed from Mossel Bay, South Africa.
Google+ Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c98lib8lic3raupn30el82u3pgs

Deborah McLaren (Author of Rethinking Tourism and Ecotravel). Live streamed from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Google+ Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c5gj9q3omqs39ug364bgp39amag

Wrap up with Ron Mader. Live streamed. Ends 17:00
Google+ Hangouts: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0uh1lvq71o0tj4r7c8159sastc

Engaging Responsible Travel: Games and Social Web Challenges. Bonus points for vrywilligetweetisme

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The rare confluence of eco interest in the Sunday papers

The rare confluence of eco interest in the Sunday papers. Top of the fold environmental stories appear in today’s Review Journal and Sun. Hashtags #BasinAndRange and #SageGrouse

Vegas Front Pages: The Importance of Being Empty / Sage Grouse Management @reviewjournal @LasVegasSun @RefriedBrean @LasVegasSun

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