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Episode 198: How Do You Turn Old Wind Turbine Blades into Functional Art?

Meet the Expert:  Brian Donahue, Managing Partner, Canvus, Inc. Canvus is a manufacturer of furniture made from wind turbine blades. 5,000-8,000 wind turbine blades are retired each year. The wind industry has struggled with recycling them due to their massive size, durability, and fiberglass material. Canvus created a solution for these blades by upcycling them at scale… Continue Reading Episode 198: How Do You Turn Old Wind Turbine Blades into Functional Art?

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Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

Meet the Expert: Victor Villegas, Digital and Technology Coordinator for Oregon State University by day and the “DroneSinger” at night Having grown up in a family with a love for music, Victor has been playing and composing music since he was young. He is a bilingual singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, puppeteer and technologist who is passionate about… Continue Reading Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

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Episode 194: Can you do Science at Sea?

Meet the Expert: Erin Winick Anthony, Science Communicator Erin is the founder of science communication company STEAM Power Media which works to share the creativity in science and engineering, and help others tell their science stories. Erin has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and more than nine years experience working as a STEM communicator. Erin previously worked… Continue Reading Episode 194: Can you do Science at Sea?

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Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

    The Solve It for Kids Podcast team is on their last week of holiday break. Please enjoy this out-of-the-world episode about launching rockets. You’ll hear clips from guests who are talking about getting ready for a launch — Episode 171 How Do You Get Ready for a Rocket Launch with Nathalie Quintero moving… Continue Reading Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

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Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

Happy 2024! The Solve It for Kids Podcast team of Jennifer and Jeff are still on holiday break. We have left you a few clips from some of our favorite episodes about energy and engineering. Get ready to … learn how to get energy from the wind, with Neil Milani– Episode 148 learn how drinking… Continue Reading Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

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Episode 189: The BEST of Extreme Places to Live

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on holiday break. Please enjoy some snippets of our favorite shows about Living in Extreme Places! You’ll “visit” an underwater habitat with Aquanaut Liz Magee, Episode 177 consider what it would be like to live on Mars with Janet Ivey-Duenseng, Episode 179 and learn how plants live in… Continue Reading Episode 189: The BEST of Extreme Places to Live

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Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

The Solve It for Kids podcast is taking a holiday break! Please enjoy clips from three of our favorite episodes about amazing animals! You’ll learn about How to help native bee populations with Julie Travaglini — Episode 172 How to count penguins, with Noah Strycker — Episode 111 and also Why some jellyfish have stinging… Continue Reading Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

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Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carl Safina, Carl Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for human and non-human beings. Carl sees that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human… Continue Reading Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

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Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Cran Middlecoat, pilot and aerospace nerd Born in Brisbane, Cran has had a lifelong obsession with all things aerospace. Being a pilot since the age of 16, his career has taken him from flying clinic runs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia, to being qualified on multiple commercial jet… Continue Reading Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

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Episode 177: What’s it like to Live Underwater?

Meet the Expert: Liz Magee, Aquanaut Liz Magee is an Aquanaut and the Business and Operations Manager, formerly serving as the Diving Safety Officer, for Northeastern University at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, MA. She has been a research diver for 10 years, beginning as an undergraduate student in the Three Seas Program at… Continue Reading Episode 177: What’s it like to Live Underwater?

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Episode 173: How Does Drinking Water Get to Your House?

Meet the Expert: Trip Barton, Engineering Manager for Illinois American Water Trip Barton is an Engineering Manager for Illinois American Water with broad-based experience primarily including water and wastewater engineering projects and geographic information systems applications. Mr. Barton has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector including work at two engineering firms,… Continue Reading Episode 173: How Does Drinking Water Get to Your House?

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Episode 172: How do you Protect Native Bee Populations?

Meet the Expert: Julie Travaglini, Senior Director of Education Allegheny Land Trust   Julie Travaglini is the Senior Director of Education and Curriculum for Allegheny Land Trust. In her role, she creates hands-on, stem and place based lessons for children and adults alike as well as providing state accredited professional development. Working in the field… Continue Reading Episode 172: How do you Protect Native Bee Populations?

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