71 episodes

How far can a jumping spider jump? DOES a woodchuck chuck wood? What does a Park Ranger do all day? All these questions and any you may have will be answered through this podcast series! So come, join us, listen and write Ranger Crystal and Ranger Jess all your questions about North Carolina State Parks!

Ask a Ranger Podcast Cohosts Rangers Jessica and Crystal

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 28 Ratings

How far can a jumping spider jump? DOES a woodchuck chuck wood? What does a Park Ranger do all day? All these questions and any you may have will be answered through this podcast series! So come, join us, listen and write Ranger Crystal and Ranger Jess all your questions about North Carolina State Parks!

    Internship with North Carolina State Parks with Battista

    Internship with North Carolina State Parks with Battista

    We chat with one of 2021s NC State Parks interns. 

    • 18 min
    Beetlemania

    Beetlemania

    Jess and Crystal attend the Beetle Summer music fest and chat with some interesting Beetles 

    • 15 min
    Freetown and Schaffer Tract Portion of Mayo River State Park

    Freetown and Schaffer Tract Portion of Mayo River State Park

    This episode is part of a series that will tell the histories of portions of Mayo River State Park before these tracts of land became the park.  
    It is a brief synopsis of a larger history of the surrounding area.
    This is an early release as Fletcher's health is declining and we want to make sure he can hear his contribution.  
    Thank you to our historians Fletcher Dalton, Bob Carter, and Kitty Williams.  It was such a pleasure to sit and speak with you all.  

    • 39 min
    Bess Beatles with Patrick Coin

    Bess Beatles with Patrick Coin

    We chat about Beetles with Patrick! Join us for fun conversation about what makes a beetle a beetle and how cool the Bess Beetle is! 

    • 42 min
    Kween Werk: Keep Widening Environmental Engagement Narratives

    Kween Werk: Keep Widening Environmental Engagement Narratives

    Please join us in fan girling out with the incredible Parker! Parker is an outspoken social media diva that focuses on environmental justice and social justice issues. We chat with her about The Inclusive Guide the project she is the COO of. The goal is to help folks identify safe and welcoming spaces.  Please check out the great work being done! Follow her on instagram @KweenWerk and @inclusiveguide

    • 36 min
    An update on Rangers Crystal and Jess

    An update on Rangers Crystal and Jess

    Quick update on what we have been up to over the past year and a half! 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Jeb.W ,

Great for listening with kids

I’ve been listening with my daughter when we’re in the car together. It’s a great podcast to keep us both interested; they cover a wide variety of topics - from the job of a park ranger, to the botany & biology of the parks, to history, agriculture, and beyond. I always learn something, and we can discuss it after we’re done. Thanks!



... (the following review is from M, 8 years old)
I like to listen to this Podcast in the car with my Dad. I like how there are lots of different rangers that talk in it every time. I also like learning all sorts of things about lot of different parks.

theydontwamtreviews ,

Excellent Resource for Future Rangers

These two rangers take listeners on a tour through some of the best-loved and least-known natural wonders of NC. Listen to a park-specific episode before visiting with your family to learn more about the history and activities on offer. Future rangers will love the “inside-baseball” tips about careers in parks management. Highly, highly recommended!

i love max good name ,

Okay, I supposed.

So.... when my mom downloaded this podcast, I excepted funny stories, and basically the only podcasts I like to listen to is story podcasts, but it’s perfect if you want to half listen half zone of, I may not care for this, but a lot of other people do. 👌🏻

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