84 minutes | Mar 18, 2021

Mickey Alice Kwapis - Natural History Educator

Love science and conservation? Want to discover new ways to protect our species? Elle Kaye chats with guests who work within the science genre, but whose job titles may need a little unpacking. Strap in for entomology, taxidermy, diaphonization, pet remains, human pathology and all those that work with specimens. TRIGGER WARNING - THIS EPISODE MENTIONS SUICIDE. In episode 012, Elle chats with Mickey about following a potential career in law, to trying taxidermy one evening with a friend and having her entire world changed. Mickey talks about political and social causes she supports through her activism, travelling around the world to teach taxidermy workshops, and how experiencing grief and loss growing up informed her memorial artwork. Show notes and further reading Kintsugi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi Gen Saratani, the only traditional Kintsugi artist in the US https://www.urushi.info/ Dally in the Alley Organisation https://www.facebook.com/dallyinthealley/ Audubon Zoo https://audubonnatureinstitute.org/zoo Vulture Culture https://www.tumblr.com/tagged/vulture+culture?sort=top Martha Maxwell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martha_Maxwell Carl Akeley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Akeley Chuck Testa Commercial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJP1DphOWPs Chicago Period Project https://www.chicagoperiodproject.org/ ACLU https://action.aclu.org/ 360 Nation Organisation https://www.instagram.com/360__nation/?hl=en Transportation Riders United (TRU) https://www.detroittransit.org/ Galentine's Day Market and Crampus Holiday Market Sign up to Mickey’s mailing list for updates as they do not have websites Specimen Museum https://www.specimenmuseum.org instagram.com/specimenmuseum Art Ledger https://www.gofundme.com/f/Art-Ledger-international-village-wildlife-museum https://clevelandvoices.org/items/show/2950 Jessi Woska https://www.instagram.com/jwoska https://www.jwoska.com/ Mickey’s Website https://mickeyalicekwapis.com/ Mickey’s IG https://www.instagram.com/mickeyalicekwapis/ Mickey’s DIY Insect Kits https://mickeyalicekwapis.com/educationaltools Mickey’s Memorial Jewelry https://mickeyalicekwapis.com/memorials Press about Mickey https://news.wttw.com/2019/09/19/mickey-alice-kwapis-wants-you-love-taxidermy-much-she-does Elle Kaye www.instagram.com/ellekayetaxidermy Specimens Pod https://linktr.ee/specimenspod www.twitter.com/specimenspod www.instgram.com/specimenspod Merch https://www.ellekayetaxidermy.co.uk/product-page/specimenspodmerch Artwork © Madison Erin Mayfield 2020 http://madisonerinmayfield.com/ www.instagram.com/madisonerinmayfield Concept/Title © Elle Kaye 2020 Music – Harrison Amer via PremiumBeat Produced and edited by Elle Kaye
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