From Earthwatch, the environmental nonprofit connecting citizens with scientists, comes the Earthwatch Podcast. This season, we profile the status of endangered species and ecosystems, and the efforts underway to save them. From the coastal marshes of Texas to the seagrass meadows of Southeast Alaska and beyond, join us as we explore the complex web of science, politics, and human interference.
Women in Science: Breaking STEM Stereotypes
This summer, ten high school girls from Massachusetts were selected to participate in the Earthwatch Girls in Science Fellowship Program in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. On this episode of the Earthwatch Podcast – the latest in our series highlighting amazing women in science – you’ll hear from some of the bright young women who participated in this summer program. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
Conserving Rhinos in South Africa with Lynne MacTavish
Earthwatch researcher Lynne MacTavish has dedicated her life to conserving rhinos. As operations manager for a private reserve in South Africa, Lynne is on the frontlines of the fight to protect this species and has witnessed the horrors of poaching first hand. On this episode of the Earthwatch Podcast, the next in our series highlighting amazing women in science, Lynne shares the plight rhinos face and some of the solutions they’re exploring to save this charismatic species.
Stewarding the Steppe with Gana Wingard
Gana Wingard, lead scientist on the expedition Wildlife of the Mongolian Steppe, has been working for more than 20 years to conserve the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve and empower the local communities to take an active role in this work. On this episode of the Earthwatch Podcast, Gana shares how she was inspired to pursue a career in conservation, the importance of community involvement, and how she’s working to create the next generation of environmental stewards.
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists
On this episode, we travel to California’s Catalina Island where we’re continuing our quest to celebrate women in science. And what better way to do that than by celebrating science teachers? The very people who are inspiring the next generation of scientists, communicators, and champions for the environment. Hear about the experience of four educators working alongside researchers studying the effectiveness and health of MPAs, all the while making the science come alive for their students.
Never a Dhole Moment with Dr. Nucharin Songsasen
In this episode, we’re continuing to celebrate women in science by bringing you to Thailand’s Khao Yai National Park where Dr. Nucharin Songsasen is working with a team of scientists to monitor the behavior and health of an elusive and endangered species of wild dog – the dhole. Nucharin shares her experience as a female scientist from Thailand working in America and the challenges and opportunities she’s had throughout her impressive career.
Courage, Conservation, and Dr. Caroline Ng’weno
In this episode, we take you to Kenya’s Maasai Mara where Earthwatch scientist Dr. Caroline Ng’weno is studying the interactions between predators, their prey, and livestock. She shares her experience as a female in a male-dominated field, and how she was able to get to where she is today, thanks in part to support from Earthwatch. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
Hilarious and Informative!
Dianna, the voice on this podcast is extraordinary. Her ability to incorporate so much information while keeping it lighthearted is incredible. The podcast discusses crucial research efforts that are happening now- and what is even better? Anyone can support them. I highly recommend!
Informative and Entertaining!
Host Dianna does a great job of relaying critical information in an engaging way. She brings in first hand accounts, and ties them together in meaningful ways. A great podcast, a great topic, and a great orginization. Well worth it.
Informative, entertaining and inspiring! The Earthwatch podcast is well-produced and the information couldn't be more poignant. I'd encourage anyone to listen, learn and participate in the global conversation around our environment.