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39 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
Arjit Jere, Freelance Science Journalism
Arjit Jere, is a biologist, science communicator, and popular science writer based in India. Arjit has written about the lifecycle of antlions, competitor behavior in hummingbirds, climate change, and the critically endangered Amboli toad that's found only in the mountains of Western India. I met Arjit during the Science Journalism Forum, a global gathering of science journalists, communicators, and students. The forum is a virtual event, and as you know, virtual events make it possible to learn from people you would never meet otherwise. Like Arjit! In this episode, we discuss Arjit's experiences as a science journalist and what he would like to write about next. Let's join the conversation. CLICK HERE to engage with the transcript for this episode. What do you think of this format? How does it help you relate to the guest and their work? Please share your thoughts here (https://talaterra.com/contact). LINKS Arjit Jere on LinkedIn Arjit’s blog, Nature and Football Saevus Magazine RoundGlass Sustain Dr.Pankaj Koparde, Chatur Ullu Evolutionary Ecology Lab, MIT World Peace University, Pune Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) World Peace University Centre for Environmental Education, Pune Articles: A. Jere, Global warming and climate change - Current scenario. Biotechnology (2013) View Article A. Jere, Circle of Life, Saevus. December 2017 - February 2018, p. 66 (2017) View Article A. Jere, Hummingbirds and their hidden daggers. Manthan, Volume 2.2, 3 (2020) View article A. Jere, Meet the Tiger Toad. Youth for Nature Magazine (2022). Accessed 11 Jan 2023. https://yfnmagazine.wordpress.com/2022/10/12/meet-the-tiger-toad
47 minutes | Dec 31, 2022
Robin Lee Carlson, Cold Canyon Fire Journals - Understanding Wildfires
Today we get to learn from Robin Lee Carlson. Robin is a biologist, science writer, and scientific illustrator. In all aspects of her work, Robin transforms scientific information into stories to help people see the natural world in new ways. Her scientific illustration work and writings can be found on posters, interpretive panels, and informative species cards used by the California Department of Transportation. Robin is also the author and illustrator of The Cold Canyon Fire Journals: Green Shoots and Silver Linings in the Ashes. In The Cold Canyon Fire Journals, Robin takes us to her local nature preserve that has twice experienced the type of fast-moving and expansive wildfires seen more and more often in California. Through her illustrations and text, Robin takes us on a tour of the canyon before and after the fires and teaches us about fire ecology in an engaging way. How did Robin’s relationship with Cold Canyon begin? How did her illustrations and field notes become a book? When it comes to fire management, who should be part of the conversation? Let’s find out. LINKS Robin Lee Carlson Illustration Robin on Instagram (@anthropocenesketchbook) Reading the Ashes | The Common California Wilderness Coalition Bundle (Book + Bandana) A couple of great podcasts about fire and controlled and cultural burning: Living with Fire Life with Fire Podcast Book resources for cultural fire: Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources Forgotten Fires: Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia MUSIC: So Far So Close by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License. LIVE CAPTIONS: Each episode of the Talaterra podcast can be read while listening using the Live Caption feature in Google Chrome. To activate this free tool, follow these instructions. This tool also works with videos.
76 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
The World As It Could Be - Environmental Education and Human Rights
“Human rights are held by all persons equally, universally and forever. Human rights are the basic standards without which people cannot live in dignity. These rights are inalienable. This means you cannot lose these rights just as you cannot cease to be a human.“ - The World As It Could Be In this episode, we learn from Sandy Sohcot and Ellen Sebastian Chang of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. We also learn about a collaboration between TWAICB and Talaterra that will help environmental professionals from diverse fields advance their work within a human rights framework. What circumstances led to the creation of The World As It Could Be? How do Sandy and Ellen introduce people to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? How have they strengthened the relationship between community members and law enforcement? How is The World As It Could Be and Talaterra collaborating to help environmental professionals view their environmental work through a human rights framework? These questions will be answered in this episode. We begin with Sandy explaining how The World As It Could Be, got its start. (A quick note to our regular listeners. This episode is a little longer than our usual episode.) LINKS The World As It Could Be (TWAICB) TWAICB Facebook TWAICB Instagram (@TWAICB) TWAICB LinkedIn Join TWAICB Email List Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs Activities League (DSAL) Rex Foundation Register for Amplify Your Practice for People and the Planet (begins January 19, 2023). Join Sandy Sohcot and Ellen Sebastian Change of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program to amplify the impact of your environmental education practice. In this workshop, you’ll consider your educational objectives and the impact your programs have on people and the planet. You will engage in conversation about the fundamental purpose of environmental education and reflect on how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights connects with your practice and environmental education overall. View Details/Register ___________________________________________ ABOUT SANDY SOHCOT Director and originator of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. Sandy holds a California Lifetime Teaching Credential. In July 2001, Sandy became Executive Director of the Rex Foundation and served as in that capacity through 2013, to help renew the Foundation in the absence of direct Grateful Dead concert funding. In 2006, as part of her work, Sandy developed The World As It Could Be initiative to raise awareness about the human rights framework. The initial work evolved to become a full program with curriculum that includes the creative arts as a vital part of teaching about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since January 2014, Sandy has been Director of TWAICB, now a program of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League (DSAL). Sandy has been active in the small business and women’s communities of San Francisco. She co-founded the Women’s Leadership Alliance, and is past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In July 1999, the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women honored Sandy with their Women Who Make a Difference Award. Sandy served as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission 2004 – 2008. ___________________________________________ ABOUT ELLEN SEBASTIAN CHANG: Ellen Sebastian Chang (she/her), whose creative practice spans 45 years, is a storied figure in the performing arts, as a multi-disciplinary director (theater, opera, dance, and installation) arts educator, and lighting designer. "I create as a director, producer, writer, and teaching artist. I began my theater practice as a lighting technician (Berkeley Stage Company) and designer. In 1981, I shifted to directing/writing/creating devised experimental performances with the premiere of Your Place is No Longer with Us which followed a ten-year-old biracial girl throughout a Victorian mansion in San Francisco. In 1986, I was the co-founder/co-artistic director of LIFE ON THE WATER, a national and internationally known presenting and producing organization at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center. In the 21st century, with Deep Waters Dance Theater I have co-created 14 Episodes of "House/Full of Blackwomen," in 2020 episode 14 called New Chitlin Circuitry: a reparations vaudeville; “How to Fall in Love in A Brothel” interactive installation, performances and short film with Sunhui Chang and Maya Gurantz commissioned by Catherine Clark Gallery; “A Hole In Space (Oakland Redux) created with Maya Gurantz connecting to Oakland neighborhoods via 24-hour video portal; Consulting Producer for “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley” HBO and interviewee; “Fabulation” by Lynne Nottage Lorraine Hansberry Theater with Margo Hall and Daveed Diggs. Lost and Found Sound with The Kitchen Sisters. Since 2006 as the ongoing Creative Director and Teaching Artist for The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) I co-created curriculum and a series of successful initiatives employing the creative arts to deepen learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and its principles. My perspective is an ongoing desire to engage creatively and collaboratively, to make works that connect us across disciplines, cultures, class, and break through our fears by challenging our learned beliefs. I have collaborated with and directed the works of KITKA, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Eisa Davis, Youth Speaks, Holly Hughes, Word for Word, Center for Digital Story Telling, Fauxnique, Magic Theater, Lorraine Hansberry Theater, The Kitchen Sisters, Bill Talen, Anne Galjour, Felonious with One Ring Zero, Robert Karimi and George Coates Performance Works." Between 2013-2017, she was the co-owner and events planner for the award-winning West Oakland restaurant FuseBOX, with co-owner and Chef Sunhui Chang. She is currently serving as Resident Owner and Board Member for East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative/Advisor for Esther’s Orbit Room Project/Artist Housing. She is a recipient of awards and grants from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, A Blade of Grass Fellowship in Social Engagement, Art Matters, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, NEA, MAP Fund, Creative Work Fund, California Arts Council, Sam Mazza Foundation and Zellerbach Family Community Arts Fund. Diversity and Social/Human Justice Work through the Arts with Ellen Sebastian Chang Fishing Lessons, a digital storytelling project in collaboration with StoryCenter MUSIC: So Far So Close by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
26 minutes | Sep 16, 2022
Bonus - CarbonSessions, The Octopus' Garden
This summer, I have featured episodes from various shows on The Carbon Almanac Podcast Network. In July, I shared an episode from The Carbon Almanac Collective, a podcast about the team who created The Carbon Almanac. In August, I shared an episode from Generation Carbon, the podcast for kids 6-10. This month, I am sharing an episode of the CarbonSessions podcast. This podcast features everyday conversations about climate with people from all over the world. Listening to this podcast is like sitting at the kitchen table with neighbors and talking about the changes we're all seeing in the world around us. In this episode, we gather around the table with host Katherine Palmer, an aromatherapist and workshop coordinator; Tonya Downing, a digital marketer; and Kristy Sharrow, a journalist-turned-marketer. Tonya and Kristy are also scriptwriters for Generation Carbon. In this episode, they discuss what they learned while researching and writing the script for the episode about ocean plastics. LINKS CarbonSessions Generation Carbon - Ocean Plastics The Carbon Almanac Great Pacific Garbage Patch (National Geographic)
57 minutes | Sep 2, 2022
Diane Wyzga, How Environmental Educators Can Get to the Heart of Their Message
Today we get to learn from Diane Wyzga, story strategist, guide, and founder of the practice called Engaged Storyism. Diane is also the creator, host, and producer of Stories From Women Who Walk, a much-loved and listened-to podcast that has spread wisdom and touched hearts worldwide. I reached out to Diane so you and I could think about story. Not in an MBA/marketing sort of way, but in a real way. A way that reflects who we are as individuals and professionals. What is your story? How do you find it? Let’s find out. LINKS Quarter Moon Story Arts Stories From Women Who Walk Camino de Santiago Receive updates about the story workshop with Diane
14 minutes | Aug 19, 2022
Bonus - Generation Carbon, Bugs and Climate Change
As you know, I've been working on a project involving The Carbon Almanac for the past several months. One of the projects I've been able to help with is the Carbon Almanac Podcast Network. This network includes a podcast featuring conversations with individuals who worked on the book, a podcast about climate conversations happening across the globe, a podcast featuring the conversations everyday people are having about our changing world, and a podcast for kids aged 6-10. Today's bonus episode comes from Generation Carbon, the kids' podcast. In this episode about bugs, you'll meet our host Edie, Callie Caterpillar, and Spencer Sparrow. You'll also hear science reporters on the climate case and curious changemakers asking Beetlelady questions about bugs and our changing climate. If you are a longtime listener of this podcast and wondering why Beetlelady sounds familiar to you, it's because you've met her before in a previous episode. Generation Carbon is part of the Carbon Almanac Network of Podcasts and has been rebroadcast with permission. Supervising Producer: Jennifer Myers Chua. Senior Producer: Tonya Downing. Expert Outreach Advisor: Tania Marien. Written by: Carolanne Petrusiak with support from Kristy Sharrow. Hosted By: Jennifer Myers Chua, Edie Chua. Talent: Sam Schuffenecker, Olabanji Stephen, Steve Heatherington Editor: Jennifer Myers Chua. Project Co-ordinator: Jen Ankenmann. Shownotes: Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett View Generation Carbon’s catalog of episodes
33 minutes | Aug 5, 2022
Sue Heatherington, Quiet Disruptors
Sue Heatherington is a quiet disruptor. She started introducing herself this way after a period of time marked by family trauma, business challenges, and serious illness. The first time Sue introduced herself as a quiet disruptor, she was surprised by the reaction she received. in this episode, we join a conversation Sue led at an author event in May. What is a quiet disruptor? What has Sue learned about them? Let's join the conversation. LINKS QuietDisruptors.com Maria Sibylla Merian Twitter (@QuietDisruptors) Facebook (@quietdisruptors) Instagram (@quietdisruptors)
43 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
Bonus - A Pause, An Almanac, and The Carbon Almanac Collective
Welcome back to the Talaterra podcast! A landmark project pulled me away, and I let it take priority during an intense period of its production. So I return to podcasting by explaining where I've been, and to do this, I've decided to share a conversation I had for The Carbon Almanac Collective. This podcast is one of the podcasts built around The Carbon Almanac, a book of facts that will make it easier for ALL of us to talk about climate change. I had the opportunity to contribute to The Carbon Almanac Project and am excited to share that the book will be published next week. To learn more, visit thecarbonalmanac.org. Special thanks to Jennifer Myers Chua, Executive Producer of The Carbon Almanac Podcast Network, for allowing me to share this episode with you.
37 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
Kalliopi Monoyios, Plastic is More Than Bags and Straws
About Kalliopi Kalliopi Monoyios is a visual creative dedicated to communicating the wonder of the natural world to a wide and varied audience. After graduating from Princeton University with a degree in geology, she built her career as a science illustrator for the prominent paleontologist Neil Shubin at The University of Chicago. Her scientific illustrations have appeared inside and on the covers of top peer-review journals such as Nature and Science as well as in four popular science books, including The New York Times best-seller, Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin as well as his most recent, Some Assembly Required. In 2011, she co-founded Symbiartic, a blog covering the intersection of science and art for Scientific American. Since 2019, she has been on the Board of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, a group of professionals who communicate science through art, acting as President since 2020. Now, driven by the conviction that science communicators operating in all spheres are a critical part of creating a scientifically literate public, she is developing new avenues of public engagement with science via her own art and curated exhibits. The Shubin Lab at the University of Chicago studies the great leaps in evolution by combining paleontology with cutting-edge molecular biology and genetics. Professor Shubin is also an author, frequent public speaker, and television host, having authored three popular non-fiction science books and hosted the PBS series Your Inner Fish (highly recommend!). Patterns of Consumption, a solo exhibit of work by Kalliopi Monoyios, explores the complexity of our relationship with plastic with humor, beauty, and wonder. It is on view at the Littleton Museum in Littleton, CO now through June 26, 2022. An online artist's talk will be scheduled in May. The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) is a 54-year-strong organization that began at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, USA. Today, they are a community of over 800 visual science communication professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. In addition to functioning as a generous and resourceful community of peers, they host the annual GNSI Visual SciComm Conference, publish the Journal of Natural Science Illustration, and run workshops and social events year-round, both in-person and online. Ridwell, a company that specializes in keeping trash out of landfills by collecting hard to recycle items and finding local companies to either sustainably reuse or recycle them. (For the record, I don't get any perks for referring people to them beyond a cleaner world for us all!) Sashiko Embroidery on Instagram Symbiartic was a blog written by Kalliopi Monoyios, Glendon Mellow and Katie McKissick covering the intersection of science and art for Scientific American from 2011-2016. Select archives are still available here and here.
44 minutes | Mar 25, 2022
I am a ...
Blending art and science to help young learners establish a science identity. A tabletop activity designed for a Pi Day event introduces students and families to Fibonacci and scientific illustration as a career path. This activity was adapted for classroom use by The Leonardo Principle. In this episode, we learn more about The Leonardo Principle from founding director, Sally Bensusen. LINKS The Leonardo Principle Activities for developing observation skills Vi Hart - Fibonacci, Doodling & Math Science Identity Matters Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World* * Talaterra is a Bookstore affiliate. Commissions support the podcast.
37 minutes | Mar 11, 2022
Stephanie Rozzo, Nature Sketch Crate
Stephanie Rozzo is the founder and principal educator of Nature Sketch Crate, a subscription service that not only inspires interest in nature but supports people in their exploration of it. How did she build this subscription service? Let's find out. LINKSwww.naturesketchcrate.comNature Sketch Crate on FacebookNature Sketch Crate on InstagramNature Sketch Crate on YouTubeNature Sketch Crate on TiktokNature Sketch Crate on Twitter Special coupon code for Talaterra listeners: TALATERRA20 Use this code at www.naturesketchcrate.com to receive 20% off your first crate with a month-to-month purchase or 3 Month prepay. Offer valid March 11, 2022 - April 29, 2022.
5 minutes | Feb 25, 2022
Be a Guiding Light
Be a guiding light. Here is the link you need to lead. Photo by Joshua Woroniecki on Unsplash
47 minutes | Feb 11, 2022
Sarah Johnson, The COP26 Experience
Sarah R. Johnson is a landscape-based environmental educator. As a freelance science educator, she is focused on climate change, public lands, watershed science, civics, and geography, and teaching and learning through her business, Wild Rose Education. She designs and facilitates educator professional development workshops, teaches public lands courses, teaches International Arctic Buoy Program STEM programs, and facilitates a Colorado cohort of climate change educators. Sarah has created and facilitated numerous environmental education programs including the award-winning Youth Water Leadership Program. Sarah is currently a PolarTREC educator, Spirituality and EE eePro Group Moderator, Guidelines for Excellence eePro Group Moderator, and also a student of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. Sarah has been based in western Colorado working to protect rivers and public lands through education since 2004 where she enjoys playing outside during all seasons, gardening, and making music. Follow Sarah’s Arctic Expeditions Learn more about and join the U.S. ACE Coalition Read more about Sarah’s UNFCCC COP26 experience through her blog. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change More about Sarah and how she founded Wild Rose Education
46 minutes | Jan 28, 2022
Rebecca Rolnick, Inviting Conversation About Neurodiversity in Environmental Education
Rebecca Rolnick is a naturalist, writer, and educator. She is the founder of Forest School-to-You and leads in-person and online programs for both K-12 students and adults. Rebecca also leads conversations about neurodiversity in environmental education. What is neurodiversity? Why is Rebecca inviting environmental educators to conversations about this topic? Let’s find out. LINKS About me Rebecca Rolnick: Naturalist | Writer | Educator www.rebeccarolnick.com IG: @forestschooltoyou Youtube: Forest School-to-You Recordings of Nature Journal Writing Workshops; other Nature Journaling videos John Muir Law's Nature Journal Community Calendar Includes my free class, Nature Journal “Writing Workshop Wednesdays” Free mini-ebook “Science & Imagination: Exploring Words in Your Nature Journal” Get notified when registration opens soon for “Nature Journaling for Re-STORY-ation Course, and free class coming soon “A World Full of Stories”: Join the waitlist _____________________________________________ Other Resources That I Like Panel Discussion “Supporting Neurodivergent Students & Educators” NAAEE 2021 With Rebecca Rolnick, John Muir Laws, Sylvia Collazo, Katrina Thomas Books mentioned in the podcast The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown (forward by Richard Louv) Autism Resources Youtube Channels Yo Samdy Sam Chloe Haydn Aspergers from the Inside Mottron, Laurent. 2011. “The Power of Autism.” Nature 479 (7371): 33–35. https://doi.org/10.1038/479033a. “...people with autism need opportunities and support more than they need treatment. As a result, my research group and others believe that autism should be described and investigated as a variant within the human species.….By emphasizing the abilities and strengths of people with autism, deciphering how autistics learn and succeed in natural settings, and avoiding language that frames autism as a defect to be corrected, [scientists] can help shape the entire discussion.” ADHD Youtube Channel: How to ADHD ADHD “Under the Sea” Parody by The Holderness Family Dyslexia ARM Reports "Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia" Scientific American: The Advantages of Dyslexia _____________________________________________ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES What is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity: On the neurological underpinnings of geekdom (Harvey Blume, The Atlantic) Episode 33: John Muir Laws, Community Building Braiding Sweetgrass and other resources are available at Talaterra’s bookshop. Talaterra is a Bookshop.org affiliate and ten percent of each purchase goes towards the production of this podcast.
52 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Mindi Rosser, Establishing Credibility as an Independent Professional
Today my guest is Mindi Rosser. Mindi helps business owners and subject matter experts have conversations with their LinkedIn audience, peers, and prospects. Mindi helps people establish a presence based on trust, authenticity, and consistency. I invited Mindi to talk about how independent professionals can establish credibility in their respective fields. Joining us today is a panel of independent professionals representing STEM fields, photography, and storytelling. You will hear from Mindi and me first. Then you will begin to hear from the guest panel. Let’s join the conversation. LINKS Mindi Rosser helps B2B business owners, thought leaders, and subject matter experts to start having great conversations with their audience, prospects, and peers based on trust, authenticity, and consistency on LinkedIn. She's worked within the agency world, with startups, and then decided to branch out to work directly with business leaders on their social presence, building thought leadership and working with them to fill their pipelines with ideal clients using LinkedIn. As an entrepreneur, she values freedom and coloring outside the lines. She loves building systems that work on LinkedIn and testing them to generate results for her clients. Mindi on LinkedIn Mindi's LinkedIn Accelerator Waitlist Mindi Rosser Marketing on Facebook Mindi Rosser Marketing on YouTube Mindi on Instagram Mindi on TikTok Special Thanks: Maria Kauffman, Kauffman Institute Maria is a Women’s Leadership Coach who helps women progress through successful career and business advancements with empowerment programs. Her signature Leadership Mastery Makeover coaching program uses the '5 Natural Steps to Advancement' to help women quickly go from Imposter to Impressive. Maria on LinkedIn Strategies Course for Empowered Women (free) Laeti Golden, Laeti Photography Laeti is a lifestyle photographer in Minneapolis who helps couples celebrate their love. With over 20 years of experience and a background in various types of photography, she enjoys helping people save their precious memories with each click of the camera's shutter. Her relaxed approach to each session places people at ease, allowing them to focus on their special moments. Her ability to recognize the uniqueness of her client's emotions, energy, approach to life, and their special occasion- ensures they will be comfortable and feel cared for during a photography session. Laeti on LinkedIn Laeti on Alignable Laeti on Instagram Diane Wyzga, Quarter Moon Story Arts Diane coaches professional women who are ready to confidently convey their stories to be seen, heard, and understood. Diane is a story strategizer and founder of the Engaged Storyism Method. What if you could discover your one true authentic voice to shape your personal or professional story, mission, or vision so you are seen, heard, understood, and listened to? What if, indeed! If you have a desire to say what you mean and mean what you say, come as you are and change inside Quarter Moon Story Arts. Stories From Women Who Walk Diane on LinkedIn Direct message Diane on LinkedIn Contact Diane
36 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
Jim Folsom, Botany In Context
Jim Folsom is the creator and host of @BotanyInContext, a fun and fascinating channel on TikTok about the plants we engage with and see in our daily lives. Jim is a teacher, a gardener, a botanist, and a cook who enjoys talking about plants. He is also Director Emeritus of the botanical gardens at The Huntington, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in Southern California. In this episode, Jim tells us about his TikTok channel, the 1,000-page botanical book he wrote, and what he would like the public to understand about plants. LINKS Botany In Context (website) @BotanyInContext (TikTok) A Botanical Reader (Apple Books) Orthosiphon aristarus Obedient Plant Nesocodon (Gecko-pollinated flower) Edward Lum Tale of the Bean (TikTok) Tale of the Bean (PDF download) Glass Flowers at Harvard University Why Plants and Gardens Matter
43 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Marijke Hecht, Establishing a Naturalist's Identity in Community Programs
Dr. Marijke Hecht is an Assistant Professor at Penn State whose research of urban greenspaces involves the interaction between humans and more-than-human nature. In 2019 I read Dr. Hecht's paper about cultivating 21st-century naturalists. When I sat down with Dr. Hecht to discuss her research, she was then a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh. I am excited to share that Dr. Hecht's dissertation is now complete and has been published. If you have an interest in identity development, out-of-school learning, informal science education, or curriculum design, consider reading Marijke’s dissertation. You’ll find a link in the show notes. Before you dig in, listen to our conversation first. This will give you a solid introduction to Dr. Hecht's research. LINKS Marijke Hecht (Faculty Profile at Penn State) Dr. Hecht's Dissertation (2020)
43 minutes | Dec 4, 2021
Brad McLain, Professional Identity of Informal Science Educators
Dr. Brad McLain is a social scientist interested in the nature and psychology of identity development, learning, and leadership. He is the Director of the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Senior Researcher and Director of Corporate Research at the National Center for Women in Information Technology, I reached out to Dr. McLain after reading a chapter he wrote about identity construction in informal science educators. In this episode, we discuss identity theory. We discuss what informal science educators have in common with independent environmental education professionals, Dr. McLain’s work as chair of Dr. Jane Goodall’s US Roots & Shoots program, and his current research dedicated to the design of transformative experiences. What is identity theory? How do transformative experiences work? Let’s find out. LINKS Preparing Informal Science Educators (Book) Informal Science Educator Identity Construction Inspire Me: Dr. Brad McLain at TEDx Lincoln Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado Boulder National Center for Women and Information Technology Roots and Shoots David Whyte, Poet
5 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
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42 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender, Wild Food Cookbook
Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender discuss how they wrote and illustrated their award-winning book, "Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide to Wild Food Cookbook." They also discuss how they launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for their project. Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist, author, and teacher. Her specialty areas are food activism and nutritional healing. Wendy Hollender is a botanical artist, illustrator, and author. She is one of the world's leading experts in using colored pencils and watercolor in detailed botanical illustrations. LINKS Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide to Wild Food Cookbook (Botanical Arts Press) Kickstarter Campaign Foraging and Feasting on Instagram Foraging and Feasting on Facebook Dina Falconi on YouTube WendyHollender.com DrawBotanical.com Wendy Hollender on YouTube Talaterra on YouTube Theme music for the podcast is provided by: Jahzzar, So Far So Close, CC By 4.0 US (Episode 16 - onward)
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