ecology

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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Episode 169: What is an Atmospheric River?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Kristine Harper, meteorologist and professor of the history of science Dr. Kristine Harper is a professor of history. She joined the Florida State University faculty in 2008. Dr. Harper conducts historical research at the nexus of the history of science, history of technology, and environmental history from the late nineteenth through… Continue Reading Episode 169: What is an Atmospheric River?

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Episode 168: How Can You Use NASA’s Data to Solve a Problem?

Meet the Expert:  Cindy Chin, NASA Datanaut Cindy is an entrepreneur, venture strategist, solutions leader, and a cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. As an advisor, she serves on advisory boards for several startup and innovation projects (AVA, Vault 12, SVB Brain Trust) in a spectrum of frontier technologies. She is an opportunity scout… Continue Reading Episode 168: How Can You Use NASA’s Data to Solve a Problem?

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Episode 167: The BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer

The Solve It for Kids Podcast is on vacation for the month of July. But we have left you a great clip of three episodes that show the BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer! Listen to short chats from these three amazing guests:   Dr. Jermey Matthews –Ep 91: How Do Scientists Get Kids Excited… Continue Reading Episode 167: The BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer

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Episode 165: The BEST of Studying Animals

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on vacation for the month of July. But don’t worry, we’ve left some of our favorite episodes for you to enjoy. This week it’s the BEST of Studying Animals. You’ll hear clips from previous episodes with          Dr. Mireya Mayor — What Does a Primatologist… Continue Reading Episode 165: The BEST of Studying Animals

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Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Wendy Bohon, geologist and earthquak expert Wendy Bohon is a geologist who studies earthquakes and works to improve the communication of science. In particular, she is interested in improving the communication of hazard and risk before, during and after rapid onset geologic hazards. Dr. Bohon earned a BA in Theatre and… Continue Reading Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

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Episode 158: Why Does a Spacecraft Need a Heat Shield?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Sarah D’Souza, the Orion Thermal Protection Deputy System Manager at NASA Ames Dr. Sarah D’Souza is currently the Orion Thermal Protection System (TPS) Deputy System Manager at NASA Ames Research Center which is part of NASA’s Artemis program. Dr. D’Souza is a California native with a passion for all things aerospace and a proud graduate of the… Continue Reading Episode 158: Why Does a Spacecraft Need a Heat Shield?

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Episode 157: What Can We Learn from Volcanoes?

Meet the Expert:  Skylar Hughes, volcano expert and tour guide for Big Island VIP Skylar Hughes is a private volcano tour guide on The Big Island of Hawaii. Originally from Steamboat Springs Colorado, he spent much of his time in nature and the outdoors. In need of change and scenery he first made his way… Continue Reading Episode 157: What Can We Learn from Volcanoes?

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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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