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Earth Day

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Apr 20, 2019 9:09:00 AM

Earth Day celebrates every April 22nd with the purpose of increasing public awareness of the growing environmental problems. Back in 1969, there was an oil catastrophe when an oil well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, and more than 3 million gallons of oil spewed. Thousands of sea lions, seals, dolphins, and seabirds died. After witnessing the ravages of the oil spill and inspired by the student anti-war movement, Gaylord Nelson (the US Senator from Wisconsin) was inspired to force environmental protection onto the US national political agenda. They chose April 22nd for the date as it falls between spring break and final exams.


Topics: Ecotourism, Conservation, Earth Day

World Food Day

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Apr 20, 2019 3:33:00 AM

On October 16th, 1945, the United Nations founded the Food and Agriculture Organization. In honor of the date, the UN dedicated it to the celebration of World Food Day. It is concerned with food security, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme. World Food Day was first established in November 1979 by FAO’s Member Countries at their 20th General Conference. Since then, it has been celebrated in more than 150 countries around the world, raising awareness of the problems behind hunger and poverty.


Topics: World Food Day

Wooden Sculptures Found in Chan Chan

Posted by Carmen Maria Guevara Protzel on Mar 30, 2019 9:09:00 AM

Archaeologists exploring the pre-Columbian city of Chan Chan have been discovering wooden sculptures for decades. They have found dozens of wooden masks, statues, sculptures, and other artifacts.


Topics: Peru

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