Podcast: Science

Episode 133: How Can YOU Help with Biodiversity?

Meet the Experts:  Kasey Gaylord- Opalewski,  Programs Manager for Earth Echo International and Youth Leader David Yoon   Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski has been designing, developing and coordinating innovative digital programming for non-profit organizations since 2002. She has over 20 years of “on-air” experience as an educator and moderator for virtual interactive lessons. Over the years, Kasey… Continue Reading Episode 133: How Can YOU Help with Biodiversity?

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Episode 131: How Do You Make Clothes Sustainable?

Meet the Expert:  Louise Ulukaya, creator and designer of Mon Couer sustainable clothing for kids Born in New York, Louise Vongerichten Ulukaya would spend her childhood days growing up in both New York and the south of France where she studied and practiced ballet. In 2005, Louise went to Washington DC to study finance at… Continue Reading Episode 131: How Do You Make Clothes Sustainable?

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Episode 128: Why Do We Need Sleep?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Nancy Cowdin/Hennessy, neuroscientist and teacher Dr. Nancy Cowdin Hennessy earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (2015). Her research included a study of trauma, PTSD, and mindfulness training in battered women; she also conducted research with Howard University studying the effects of trauma on sleep patterns of… Continue Reading Episode 128: Why Do We Need Sleep?

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Episode 127: How Do You Build a Backyard Habitat?

Meet the Expert: Sneed Collard, III, award-winning science author and birder Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than eighty award-winning books including The Prairie Builders—Reconstructing America’s Lost Grasslands, winner of the AAAS/Subaru/Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Sneed has evolved through several life-history stages on his way to… Continue Reading Episode 127: How Do You Build a Backyard Habitat?

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Episode 124: How Do You Study Another Planet’s Moon?

Meet the Expert: Tracy Drain, Flight Systems Engineer NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)   Tracy Drain is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is currently the lead Flight Systems engineer for the Europa Clipper mission. This spacecraft will launch in 2024 set off on a 5.5-year journey to study Europa, an icy… Continue Reading Episode 124: How Do You Study Another Planet’s Moon?

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Episode 122: How Do You Get to the Bottom of the Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Rosa León Zayas, environmental microbiologist Rosa León Zayas is an environmental microbiologist and bioinformatician. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, she studied the genomes of ultra deep-sea single-cell microbes from the Puerto Rico Trench and Mariana’s Trench at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University… Continue Reading Episode 122: How Do You Get to the Bottom of the Ocean?

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Episode 120: How Do You Measure the Size and Shape of a Star?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Gerard van Belle, astronomer, and chief scientist for the the Navy Precision Optical Interferometer Dr. van Belle joined Lowell Observatory’s science staff in 2011. He has applied the highest-resolution, highest-precision, astronomical techniques to detect such nearby exoplanets and map the surfaces of stars. He has worked on every major optical interferometer… Continue Reading Episode 120: How Do You Measure the Size and Shape of a Star?

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Episode 119: How is Cloud Watching Helpful for Science?

Meet the Expert: Jessica Taylor, physical scientist and principal investigator for NASA’s GLOBE Clouds Project   Jessica Taylor grew up in Florida where her love of thunderstorms led her to pursue a career in atmospheric science. Jessica’s participation in GLOBE began in 2001 as a student at Florida State University. Now as a Physical Scientist… Continue Reading Episode 119: How is Cloud Watching Helpful for Science?

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Episode 114: The BEST of Aquatic Animals!

Take a deep dive into the ocean with this BEST of Aquatic Animals episode. Enjoy snipppets of chats with Dr. Amy Apprill (Do Whales Have Germs?)         Gretchen Burson (How To Train a Shark)           and Dr. Katie Lotterhos (Can You Predict Which Animals will Survive Environmental Change).… Continue Reading Episode 114: The BEST of Aquatic Animals!

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Episode 113: The BEST of Ice!

Enjoy this COOL selection of our BEST of ICE episodes with Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj (How are Glaciers Nature’s Time Machine?)           Dr. Will Grundy (Why Do We Study Alien Ice?)           and Dr. Alan Stern (What is it Like to Fly by Pluto?)   If you like… Continue Reading Episode 113: The BEST of Ice!

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Episode 112: Can You Use Rocks to Store Carbon Dioxide?

Meet the Expert: Katrin Steinthorsdottir, geologist Katrin Steinthorsdottir (she/her) is a geologist from Iceland living in Vancouver, Canada. Originally her interest in rocks came from the smooth black pebbles she collected as a kid, and later on she studied the volcanoes in Iceland and Mexico that form these black rocks. Currently she is studying another… Continue Reading Episode 112: Can You Use Rocks to Store Carbon Dioxide?

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Episode 111: How Do You Count Penguins?

Meet the Expert: Noah Strycker, penguin scientist and birder At 35, Noah has packed in more birding adventures than most people do in a lifetime. In 2021, Noah earned a master’s degree, with honors, from Stony Brook University in New York, where his research with the Lynch Lab focused on Adélie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap Penguins.… Continue Reading Episode 111: How Do You Count Penguins?

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