ocean conservationist

Episode #60: Why are Squid Squishy?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Sarah McAnulty, squid biologist and science communicator   Dr. Sarah McAnulty is a squid scientist at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. She’s also the founder of Skype A Scientist, which matches scientists with classrooms around the world and is part of a global movement… Continue Reading Episode #60: Why are Squid Squishy?

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Episode 54: How Can Photography Inspire Conservation?

Meet the Experts: Dr. Brian Helmuth, Aquanaut and  Marine Scientist AND Keith Ellenbogen, famed underwater photographer   Brian Helmuth, PhD., is an aquanaut and marine environmental scientist at Northeastern University who loves to spend his time diving and exploring the ocean as he studies the effects of climate change on bodies of water on our… Continue Reading Episode 54: How Can Photography Inspire Conservation?

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Episode 54: How Can Photographty Inspire Conservation?

  Challenge: Pick an animal, it can be small or big, and imagine yourself as that animal. How would you see the world? Draw a picture or write a few words to describe to someone else what that animal’s view of the world might look like. Send us your drawing or share with us on… Continue Reading Episode 54: How Can Photographty Inspire Conservation?

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Episode 49: The BEST of the OCEAN…Replay (and WELCOME to Our New Co-host!)

Please give a huge welcome to our new co-host, Jeff Gonyea!!  You can read more about him here: Our regular podcast will resume next week. In the mean time, please enjoy a few clips of some our BEST of the OCEAN podcasts.   Click on the title if you want to hear the entire podcast… Continue Reading Episode 49: The BEST of the OCEAN…Replay (and WELCOME to Our New Co-host!)

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Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

Challenge: Go outside in your backyard or a park  and count all of the different organisms you see. How many did you find? 10? 20? 50?  Draw a picture of some of the creatures or take a photo. With your parent’s permission, email us at podcast@solveitforkids.com OR tag us on our Instagram or Twitter @kidssolve.… Continue Reading Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

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Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

Meet the Expert:  Phillipe Cousteau, Jr. Philippe is a multi-Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur. He has hosted numerous TV programs for Discovery, BBC, CNN, Travel Channel and more. Currently he is the host of the syndicated television show Xploration Awesome Planet, now in its sixth season. He and his wife Ashlan are… Continue Reading Episode 47: Why Should We Care About Biodiversity?

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Episode 32: The BEST of the OCEAN

Solve It for Kids podcast is taking a holiday hiatus, but we didn’t want to leave you without your STEM/STEAM fix, so we came up with a few clips of some our BEST podcasts. This theme is OCEAN!! Take a listen.   Click on the title if you want to hear the entire podcast forCarlee… Continue Reading Episode 32: The BEST of the OCEAN

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Episode 31: Astronaut- Aquanaut

After Just One Season, the  Solve It For Kids podcast is in the Top 10% Of All Podcasts Worldwide! Listen to how it all began as we revisit the day our host Jennifer Swanson became the Dean Of All Things STEM & STEAM on Jed’s Reading With Your Kids Podcast, an iHeart Radio Award Nominee.… Continue Reading Episode 31: Astronaut- Aquanaut

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Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

  Challenge: Take a few “bad” pictures  of things or people around your house. Maybe in in bad lighting or an extreme close up, and  see if your friends and family can identify it. If they get it right ask how did you know what this was? This is basically how Dr Patterson trains Fetch… Continue Reading Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

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Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

Meet the Expert: Mark Patterson, PhD.  Marine Biologist, Engineer, Aquanaut Hi, I’m a marine biologist, engineer, and underwater explorer. I got my start exploring the underwater world at age 6 when my dad taught me to snorkel in the lakes of upstate NY and Canada. When I was 16, I saved money from delivering newspapers… Continue Reading Episode 26: How Do You Teach a Robot to Swim?

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Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

Challenge: Extract DNA from a strawberry following these directions HERE  Draw a picture of what you recover. 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 just leave a comment below about the episode, you… Continue Reading Episode 25: How Do You Study Tiny Organisms in an Ecosystem as Vast as the Ocean?

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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”,… Continue Reading Episode 23: What Do You Do If You Lose Your Dolphin?

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