20 episodes

The “Love Nature” podcast explores humans’ inherent fascination with the natural world by connecting listeners with experts from across fields of science, research, art and more. Listen for lively, passionate discussions as guests share their affinity for nature and their hopes for its preservation. Listeners will find our guests’ inspiration infectious, walking away with a deeper understanding of how to better navigate our ever-evolving environment and live more responsibly in it. For more information or to listen, visit http://love-nature.org or http://anchor.fm/lovenature.

Love Nature NC Museum of Natural Sciences

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    • 4.1 • 12 Ratings

The “Love Nature” podcast explores humans’ inherent fascination with the natural world by connecting listeners with experts from across fields of science, research, art and more. Listen for lively, passionate discussions as guests share their affinity for nature and their hopes for its preservation. Listeners will find our guests’ inspiration infectious, walking away with a deeper understanding of how to better navigate our ever-evolving environment and live more responsibly in it. For more information or to listen, visit http://love-nature.org or http://anchor.fm/lovenature.

    The Classroom Around Us

    The Classroom Around Us

    Tom Earnhardt grew up surrounded by nature in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. This experience forever shaped his perspective and passions, leading him into a career in environmental law, teaching and advocacy for the natural world. As Tom says, “The more you know, the more responsibility you have to those resources.” Listeners may also know Tom as the longtime host of PBS North Carolina’s “Exploring North Carolina,” which has produced 100 episodes to date.  Join us for the Season 2 finale of “Love Nature,” and learn why Tom is enthusiastic to share the stories of North Carolina’s natural history.


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    • 27 min
    Starstruck

    Starstruck

    Rachel Smith is an astrophysicist and the Head of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab and Curator for Meteorites. Rachel is in interested in the origins of life, how it began on Earth and investigating perhaps the greatest mystery of all: are humans alone in the Universe? Discover why astronomers and astrophysicists are looking to galaxies far, far away to unlock mysteries right here on Earth, deepening our connection and understanding of the natural world around us.


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    • 29 min
    Changing Climate; Adaptive Architecture

    Changing Climate; Adaptive Architecture

    Find out how growing up near 600 acres of woods in the DC area and a pivotal trip to Jacques-Cartier National Park inspired George Elvin, a professor of architecture at NC State University, to join his love of architecture with his respect for nature. George believes there is an urgent need to mitigate the negative effects of human design on the environment and discusses a current project to create affordable, resilient housing projects for coastal communities affected by climate change.


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    • 25 min
    Breaking Down Barriers with Citizen Science

    Breaking Down Barriers with Citizen Science

    Chris Goforth is an entomologist and science educator who leads citizen science efforts at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Citizen science is the partnership between the public and professional researchers, an important, collaborative relationship where people from all walks of life can contribute to scientific research regardless of experience level. From studying monkey molecules to observing spiral galaxies, learn how citizen science projects provide the opportunity for everyone to contribute to science in a meaningful, tangible way.


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    • 26 min
    The Comedy of Science

    The Comedy of Science

    Brian Malow is a comedian who loves science. Yes, you read that correctly. He is enthusiastic about creating connections between science and humor to deepen his audience’s appreciation for nature. Longtime fans of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences will also recall Brian was the first curator of the SECU Daily Planet Theater. Don’t miss this lively and dynamic conversation on this week’s episode of the Love Nature podcast.


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    • 25 min
    Building a More Science-Minded Society

    Building a More Science-Minded Society

    A Miami native with Jamaican heritage, Danni Washington is deeply passionate about science communication and protecting and preserving our oceans. Using social and traditional media platforms, Danni takes her audiences on adventures to connect them with nature, aiming to inspire a more science-minded society along the way. Danni also illuminates how water has historically been used as a tool against people of color and shares her vision for natural spaces that are accessible for all.


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 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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