La Venta Park in Villahermosa, Mexico offers rare look at Olmec “mother culture”

Parque Museo La Venta, or La Venta Museum Park, in Villahermosa, Mexico is home to the last remains of the enigmatic Olmec culture. The Olmecs, considered by many to be the “mother culture” of the later Mesoamerican cultures such as the Aztecs and Maya, disappeared from the archaeological record around 200 AD. Known primarily by […]

Relax amidst Mayan temples and pyramids at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

If you are heading to Walt Disney World and have an interest in all-things Mayan then you definitely want to check out Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The resort is billed by Disney as “a Southwestern-themed haven of brightly colored casitas, rustic ranchos and beachfront cabanas” yet it also features a significant amount of Mayan-themed attractions. […]

Kids make free planters for mom at Orlando-area Lowe’s stores

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores in the Orlando area offered a free kids’ workshop where the little ones could build a flower planter for mom. The project, called the Chalkboard Planter, was part of the Lowes Build and Grow series of free workshops for kids where once a month they […]

Sea World field trip offered education and fun for second graders

Second graders from an Orlando-area elementary school had the adventure of a lifetime when they got to attend Sea World for a field trip as part of Sea World’s Education Program. They learned all about sea life from the famed Orcas to Beluga Whales, walruses, sea lions, penguins, sharks, manta rays and more. In addition […]