11 episodes

Biophilia, a term coined by legendary biologist E.O. Wilson, is described as humans’ innate urge to seek a connection with nature. “Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast” explores this relationship, with an eye toward science as a way to understand and navigate a changing world, and to allow us to live better and more responsibly on the planet. Join co-hosts Dr. Eric Dorfman, Director and CEO of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Chief Veterinarian Dr. Dan Dombrowski along with their featured guests as they explore our innate connections to nature through science, art and life. Listen today.

Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.2 • 9 Ratings

Biophilia, a term coined by legendary biologist E.O. Wilson, is described as humans’ innate urge to seek a connection with nature. “Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast” explores this relationship, with an eye toward science as a way to understand and navigate a changing world, and to allow us to live better and more responsibly on the planet. Join co-hosts Dr. Eric Dorfman, Director and CEO of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Chief Veterinarian Dr. Dan Dombrowski along with their featured guests as they explore our innate connections to nature through science, art and life. Listen today.

    Rue Mapp and Outdoor Afro: Building a Bridge to Nature

    Rue Mapp and Outdoor Afro: Building a Bridge to Nature

    In less than a decade, Rue Mapp grew her passion for nature from a blog to a national network of over 45,000 trained volunteers that comprise the organization Outdoor Afro. Rue and her organization seek to connect historically underserved communities with nature while advocating for inclusivity and accessibility within these spaces. Whether through hiking or birdwatching, art or history, cookouts or tailgates, find out how Outdoor Afro is meeting people where they are to inspire greater appreciation for the natural world. Don’t miss this engaging, illuminating discussion and the Season One finale of Biophilia: The Love Nature Podcast.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Dueling Dinosaurs: A 67 Million-Year-Old Whodunit

    Dueling Dinosaurs: A 67 Million-Year-Old Whodunit

    Dinosaurs! Is it the mystery, the problem solving, or the discovery that interests us most? For Lindsay Zanno, Head of the Museum’s Paleontology Unit and Associate Research Professor at North Carolina State University, it is all three and more. Join us as Lindsay shares her journey into Paleontology and how the past (dinosaurs) and present (birds) help us to understand our future. You’ll also hear about the Museum’s recent acquisition of the most spectacular fossils – the Dueling Dinosaurs as Lindsay shares her inspiration and the driving force behind this new research endeavor for the Museum.


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Meet The Hosts

    Meet The Hosts

    Have you been wondering about the gentlemen behind this podcast? Well, wonder no more. Today you get to meet the hosts in a special interview hosted by the Museum's Science Correspondent, Chris Smith.


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    • 56 min
    Urban Nature

    Urban Nature

    Deja Perkins is an urban ecologist, an advocate for nature exploration and one of the co-organizers of Black Birders Week. As a Chicago native, Deja understands it is important for city residents to have access to nature and green spaces, but far too often communities of color encounter unique challenges when trying to interact with the natural world. Tune in to find out how Deja is breaking down these barriers as a champion for environmental justice.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cold Nose, Warm Heart

    Cold Nose, Warm Heart

    What do you do with a sick pet goldfish or iguana? What about a turtle or snake who has encountered trouble on the road? Dr. Greg Lewbart has seen it all caring for a range of creatures as a professor of aquatic animal medicine and veterinarian at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Join us for this delightful, insightful conversation that illuminates how humans can share a bond with even the most unconventional creatures.


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    • 1 hr
    Lights, Camera…Ants!

    Lights, Camera…Ants!

    Did you know the Museum has our own “Ant-Man”? Meet Dr. Adrian Smith, Head of the Museum’s Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Research Lab. On social media, his exciting videos inspire curiosity and fascination as he provides unique, observable views of insects and their behavior. Join us for this illuminating conversation.


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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

klynn_06sci ,

Connect to Nature

Thank you for this podcast! I’m a middle school science teacher working to connect kids to nature in urban & suburban locations by visiting our local parks. This is so important.

Artemis21 ,

A joy to hear

So proud of my local museum for putting out this podcast. Dr. E.O. Wilson is a treasure! Looking forward to more episodes. Really miss visiting the museum since the pandemic, so this podcast has helped fill that gap.

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