94 episodes

Conversations with independent professionals who facilitate connections between people and the outdoors. Professionals come from various fields, including environmental education, heritage interpretation, parks and recreation, science communication, scientific illustration, photography, technology, and more. They share in common their commitment to nurturing peoples' relationships with the outdoors and their status as independent professionals. Who are these professionals? What do they do? How do they contribute to lifelong learning?

Let's find out.

Talaterra Tania Marien

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Conversations with independent professionals who facilitate connections between people and the outdoors. Professionals come from various fields, including environmental education, heritage interpretation, parks and recreation, science communication, scientific illustration, photography, technology, and more. They share in common their commitment to nurturing peoples' relationships with the outdoors and their status as independent professionals. Who are these professionals? What do they do? How do they contribute to lifelong learning?

Let's find out.

    Susan B. Inches, Storytelling and The Art of Advocacy

    Susan B. Inches, Storytelling and The Art of Advocacy

    Susan B. Inches is an author, educator, and environmental advocate. In this episode, we discuss her new book, “Advocating for the Environment: How to Gather Your Power and Take Action.”

    How did Susan become an independent advocate?
    What is the difference between advocacy and direct action?
    How can advocates connect with decision-makers?

    Let’s find out.

    • 47 min
    Gretchen Halpert, Visual Science Communication (2019)

    Gretchen Halpert, Visual Science Communication (2019)

    Scientific illustrator and science communicator, Gretchen Halpert, discusses how she entered the field of science illustration, shares a story about the time she demonstrated the value of drawing at a medical school, and tells us about the distance learning program she created for anyone interested in learning about scientific illustration.

    • 20 min
    Miguel Cruz - Culture, Environment, Education

    Miguel Cruz - Culture, Environment, Education

    Environmental and cultural educator, Miguel Cruz, prepares to launch environmental education programs in Mexico and to learn Otomi, his family's indigenous language.

    • 41 min
    Tami Cole, Blooming Hope Project and Prison Food Systems

    Tami Cole, Blooming Hope Project and Prison Food Systems

    Tami Cole and her family created Optimistic Orchard to create sustainable and healthy food systems in prisons.

    How are they doing?

    Let's find out.

    • 53 min
    Anne Armstrong: Let's Talk About Climate Change

    Anne Armstrong: Let's Talk About Climate Change

    This summer, I have the wonderful opportunity to be involved with projects addressing conversations around climate change. I couldn't do this work without revisiting the book "Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators" by Anne Armstrong.

    Anne Armstrong is an author, an educator, and a Ph.D. student in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University.

    She is also the mother of a young daughter who inspires her investigation into how environmental educators communicate climate change.

    Anne stopped by to discuss her new book, "Communicating Climate Change: A Guide for Educators."

    What kind of field experiences inspired Anne to write her book?

    How can environmental educators facilitate conversations about climate change?

    What types of resources can educators use to develop programs about climate change?

    Let’s find out.

    (This is a remix of the original episode that was published on October 2, 2019.)

    • 44 min
    Drew Dumsch, The Ecology School

    Drew Dumsch, The Ecology School

    The Ecology School in Saco, Maine began as a seasonal outdoor camp in a rented facility. Today it is an established institution on a 105-acre working farm and is about to open two of the greenest buildings in the country for a residential environmental education center. How did founder Drew Dumsch and his colleagues turn an idea into The Ecology School?

    Let's find out.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

yogimd.net ,

So Smart!

Tania invites us to explore our relationships with nature in her beautiful podcast. She has a warm and reassuring approach. As a result, the listener cannot resist the need to learn more. This is a lovely podcast. As a nature lover, it reinforces my connection to nature and my community.

tpf_maria ,

Insightful and educational

I love listening to Talaterra. In each episode, through insightful interviews and personal insights, Tania Marien teaches us about nature by reaching directly to the community. Her voice, generosity and deep knowledge serve her well to be a great host and freelance educator.

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