ecology

How Do You Photograph a Shark… Safely?

Meet the Expert:  Keith Ellenbogen Keith Ellenbogen is an acclaimed underwater photographer with a focus on environmental conservation. Through Keith’s photography, he seeks to evoke a sense of discovery and create intimate, personal connections to inspire positive social change and a global understanding of the world around us. Keith is currently an assistant Professor of…

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Episode 12: How Do you Photograph a Shark…Safely?

Challenge:   Pick a shark that you like and do some research on it. See what cool facts you can learn. Then draw  your own picture of the shark and share it with your family and friends. With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on…

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Episode 9: How Will We Communicate with Astronauts on Mars?

Meet the Expert: Darlene Lim Geobiologist and Principal investigator of human scientific exploration of our solar system (Mars) with NASA   Darlene Lim, PhD, is a geobiologist based at the NASA Ames Research Center, and is actively involved in the development of operational concepts for human scientific exploration of our solar system.  She is also the…

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Episode 9 Challenge: How Will We Communicate with Astronauts on Mars?

                    Challenge:  Keep a daily diary during the pandemic and write down what you do, or draw pictures of what is going on in your life. Write down some fun things that make you happy! This is something the astronauts will have to do as they…

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Episode 8: How Do you Use Technology to Help Conserve the Planet?

Meet the Expert: Shah Selbe Engineer and Conservation Technologist, National Geographic Explorer Shah Selbe is the founder of Conservify and a National Geographic Explorer and Fellow. He is an engineer and conservation technologist that works with communities, NGOs, and developing countries to identify and deploy technologies that can help with their greatest conservation challenges. His…

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Episode 8: Challenge– How Do you Use Technology to Help Conserve the Planet?

  CHALLENGE: Connect with Nature! Download the iNaturalist app and use it in your backyard. Draw a picture of one or two plants or trees you see. With your parents permission, send it to us via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge…

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Episode 7: How Do You Build an Underwater “Spaceship”?

Meet the Expert: Fabien Cousteau   Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his famous grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; and learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday. In the following years, and as…

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Episode Challenge 7– What Would You Bring to an Underwater “Spaceship”?

Challenge: Draw a picture of what YOU think the next underwater habitat should look like! Will it be like Aquarius? Or the International Space Station (but underwater)? Or will you come up with something incrediby new and amazing? Fabien wants to know! With your parent’s permission, upload it to to Twitter and/or Instagram and tag…

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Episode 4: How Do you Bring Your Illustrated Characters to Life?

Meet the Expert:  Vanessa Brantley-Newton An award-winning author-illustrator, Vanessa celebrates self-love and acceptance of all cultures through her work, and hopes to inspire young readers to find their own voices.   Vanessa Brantley Newton was born during the Civil Rights movement, and attended school in Newark, NJ. She was part of a diverse, tight-knit community and…

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Episode 3: How Do We Restore Our Connection to Water?

Meet the Scientist:  Dr. Kelsey Leonard  As a water scientist and protector, Kelsey Leonard seeks to establish Indigenous traditions of water conservation as the foundation for international water policy-making. Dr. Kelsey Leonard represents the Shinnecock Nation on the Mid-Atlantic Committee on the Ocean, which is charged with protecting America’s ocean ecosystems and coastlines. She also…

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