ecology

Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Justine Jackson-Ricketts Justine is  a freelance writer, editor, and reviewer,  who now mainly focuses on science education. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. For my Ph.D., she studied a threatened species of Irrawaddy dolphin in Thailand. Her research involved “community ecology”,…

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Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

  Challenge: Dr. Justine challenges everyont to be more aware of your environment, go outside, take a picture of something where you live that could be made better. With your parents permission, send us your picture 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 21: How Do you Capture Live, Venomous Lionfish for Scientists?

Challenge: Create some lion fish art, google to see what it looks like, draw or create a digital image or dress up like a lion fish With your parents permission, send us your picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve If you send in your challenge OR…

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Episode 21: How Do You Capture Live, Venomous Lionfish for Scientists?

Meet the Expert: Grant Lockridge, Diving Officer Grant is the Diving Officer and lead engineering technician for Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. As the diving officer, Grant is in charge of preparing the dives for scientists who come down to Dauphin Island to conduct research. He goes out and surveys the area in advance…

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Episode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

Meet the Expert: Wendy Collinson, Road Ecologist   Wendy Collinson works in South Africa for an organization called the Endangered Wildlife Trust and is the manager of the Wildlife and Transport Programme. She studies the effects that transport has on wildlife and how we can prevent it. Wendy is continuing to motivate for further research…

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Epsiode 19: How Can the Chicken (and other animals) Cross the Road Safely?

Challenge: Check  out the iNaturalist app or any other conservation app to see how you can help with the wildlife in your area. Draw a picture or make a list of ways you intend to help. With your parents permission, send us your  picture via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or…

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Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

Meet the Expert:  Carlee Jackson, Marine Turtle Specialist  Originally from Detroit, MI, Carlee moved to Florida and received my Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Florida Atlantic University in 2016. She is currently  a Marine Turtle Specialist at Gumbo Limbo Nature center, where she helps monitor sea turtle nesting activity along the beaches of Boca…

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Episode 17: How Can We Protect Sea Turtle Nests?

Challenge: Make your own recycling bin and decorate it (maybe with turtles) and use it to pick up trash on the beach! And also, use less plastic, if possible With your parents permission, send us a picture of what your cool recycling bin via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram…

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Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

Meet the Scientist: Dr. Kristen Lear Bat Conservationist & Science Communicator National Geographic Explorer, AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador Dr. Kristen Lear is a bat conservationist working around the world to protect bat species through research, community engagement with conservation efforts, and public outreach. She got her first taste of bat conservation in 6th grade when she…

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Episode 14: How Can Kids Help Bats?

  Challenge:  Draw a picture of a bat and something the bat would need to live (insect, nectar) and where they would live (tree, cave).  Take a picture of your creation. With your parents permission, send us one of your pictures via email at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Twitter or Instagram account @kidssolve…

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