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Episode 156: How Do Plants Survive in Extreme Habitats?

Meet the Expert: Matthew Biggs, Expert Gardener, author, and broadcaster Matthew trained at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has presented numerous television programmes, notably Channel 4’s ‘Garden Club’, stepped behind the camera to direct Meridian Television’s popular gardening series ‘Grass Roots’ and worked as Horticultural Consultant for a garden design series on Channel 5.… Continue Reading Episode 156: How Do Plants Survive in Extreme Habitats?

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Episode 153: Why are Shark Teeth Shaped like That?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Lisa Whitenack, Associate Professor and Shark Expert Associate Professor of Biology Lisa Whitenack has contributed to two chapters in the third edition of Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives. She is the lead author of the book’s first chapter, which is about shark paleobiology, with co-authors from Yale University and the… Continue Reading Episode 153: Why are Shark Teeth Shaped like That?

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Episod 151: Can You Problem-solve Like an Orangutan?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Laurel Neme, science writer for National Geographic As a young girl growing up outside of Chicago, Laurel Neme dreamed of helping animals. At first, she wanted to be a large animal veterinarian and talk to the animals like Dr. Dolittle. Later, she wanted to be an animal scientist like Jane Goodall,… Continue Reading Episod 151: Can You Problem-solve Like an Orangutan?

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Episode 149: How Do You Study Manatees?

Presidential Award-Winning teacher and hula hoop enthusiast, Beth loves bringing real world science to kids! A graduate of College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, Maine, she loves engineering challenges, technology, environmental education, and outdoor learning spaces. After 25 years teaching kindergarten, she’s excited to share her passion and experience on-line with classrooms from around the… Continue Reading Episode 149: How Do You Study Manatees?

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Episode 146: What Does a Primatologist Do?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Mireya Mayor, Primatologist, Explorer, “Her Wildness” Dr. Mireya Mayor is a world-renowned primatologist and explorer, an award winning TV host and a recognized science communicator. As National Geographic’s first female wildlife correspondent, Mireya has hosted dozens of documentaries, including her own Nat Geo Wild! series Wild Nights with Mireya Mayor and… Continue Reading Episode 146: What Does a Primatologist Do?

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Episode 141: How Can We Help the World’s Oceans?

Meet the Expert: Steve Creech, Executive Director and CEO of the Wyland Foundation Since 2008, Steve has served as executive director and President for the Wyland Foundation. He is the co-author of “Hold Your Water: 68 Things You Need to Know to Keep Our Planet Blue,” a fresh look at the importance of water in… Continue Reading Episode 141: How Can We Help the World’s Oceans?

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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 125: Why Measure the Height of Trees?

Meet the Expert: Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Outreach Specialist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, USA Brian grew up in the small Pennsylvania town of Sinking Spring that has lots of trees and farms. As a kid, Brian spent almost every summer day outside exploring… Continue Reading Episode 125: Why Measure the Height of Trees?

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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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