31 episodes

WELCOME TO THE AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION
Our mission is to energize people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.

This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, a desalination plant, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways.

Come join the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in our work to preserve and protect this valuable resource.

Nature All Around Me Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds

    • Science

WELCOME TO THE AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION
Our mission is to energize people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.

This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, a desalination plant, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways.

Come join the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in our work to preserve and protect this valuable resource.

    S2 Ep4 Ken Abernathy: Native Milkweeds of San Diego County

    S2 Ep4 Ken Abernathy: Native Milkweeds of San Diego County

    Springtime means planning and planting your pollinator gardens. Learn all about the "Native Milkweeds of San Diego County" with Ken Abernathy of Caterpillar Chow. Caterpillar Chow works with nonprofits and other agencies to put milkweed habitat back into the wild as well as our urban sprawl. They want to help make sure the decline of the monarch is halted and permanently prevented by harnessing the power of people who care to help put policies in place that protect our natural ecology.  
    Contact The Show
    Podcast Website: Nature All Around Me
    The Foundation website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969
    Website: https://www.aguahedionda.org
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AguaHediondaLagoonFoundation
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguahediondalagoonfoundation/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguahedionda/
    Producers:  Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds, Kellie Davis, Chris Swann, John Sanders, Samual Davis
    Music: Frogs by the Water Hole by Chris Swann/Swann Concepts Pub
    Studio: Imagine Podcasting, Carlsbad California 

    • 15 min
    S2 Ep3 AHLF Presents Lifetime Member: Sara Huber

    S2 Ep3 AHLF Presents Lifetime Member: Sara Huber

    Sara Huber is a Water Resource Control Engineer with the State Water Resource Control Board. Sara is part of an all-hazard emergency management team based out of the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters in Sacramento and most recently supported emergency response and recovery operations for the January 2024 winter storms, tropical storm Hilary and the January-February 2024 winter storms. Before joining state service in 2019, Sara was an environmental consultant based out of Carlsbad, where she performed watershed assessments and helped clients comply with environmental regulations. Sara is a California Registered Engineer with a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in international water law and policy. Sara is an AHLF Life Member and enjoys promoting science, technology, engineering, and math as her schedule allows. 
     
    Contact The Show
    Podcast Website: Nature All Around Me
    The Foundation website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969
    Website: https://www.aguahedionda.org
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AguaHediondaLagoonFoundation
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguahediondalagoonfoundation/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguahedionda/
    Producers:  Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds, Kellie Davis, Chris Swann, John Sanders, Samual Davis
    Music: Frogs by the Water Hole by Chris Swann/Swann Concepts Pub
    Studio: Imagine Podcasting, Carlsbad California 

    • 25 min
    S2 Ep.2 Larissa Hepburn- AHLF Director of Trails and Conservation

    S2 Ep.2 Larissa Hepburn- AHLF Director of Trails and Conservation

    Introducing our new Director of Trails and Conservation Larissa Hepburn! Larissa is a southern California native who developed a passion for recreational trails and nature after spending a summer working in the wilderness of Yosemite National Park on a backcountry trail crew. She spent the next 14 years leading and mentoring youth corps in various National and State parks in California managing a variety of projects. Larissa is grateful her path has led her to the Foundation to combine her passions with managing trails that lead to the sea. She is excited to serve the community through education and outreach performing trail restoration and conservation projects. As famous world-renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau once said, “People protect what they love.” Larissa hopes to provide quality outdoor recreational access while protecting our natural resources. She is excited to watch the community fall in love with the lagoon and create meaningful connections to nature.
    Contact The Show
    Podcast Website: Nature All Around Me
    The Foundation website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969
    Website: https://www.aguahedionda.org
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AguaHediondaLagoonFoundation
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguahediondalagoonfoundation/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguahedionda/
    Producers:  Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds, Kellie Davis, Chris Swann, John Sanders, Samual Davis
    Music: Frogs by the Water Hole by Chris Swann/Swann Concepts Pub
    Studio: Imagine Podcasting, Carlsbad California 

    • 16 min
    S2, Ep. 1 Samantha Pasovoy: Reptiles and Amphibians in North County, San Diego

    S2, Ep. 1 Samantha Pasovoy: Reptiles and Amphibians in North County, San Diego

    Join AHLF's own Samantha Passovoy to learn all about the most commonly seen reptiles and amphibians found in the Carlsbad area, including in and around the Agua Hedionda Lagoon.
    In her previous career as a zookeeper and wildlife educator, she has trained animals for movies and television, visited schools and libraries with live animals to do educational presentations, worked as a wildlife care specialist and behaviorist at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and served as an adjunct professor focusing on wildlife education. 
    Currently, she is the Director of the Discovery Center here at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, in addition to acting as the Outreach Coordinator for the San Diego Herpetological Society.  She hopes to inspire her community to care for all the plants and animals surrounding them.
     
    Contact The Show
    Podcast Website: Nature All Around Me
    The Foundation website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969
    Website: https://www.aguahedionda.org
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@AguaHediondaLagoonFoundation
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aguahediondalagoonfoundation/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aguahedionda/
    Producers:  Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds, Kellie Davis, Chris Swann, John Sanders, Samual Davis
    Music: Frogs by the Water Hole by Chris Swann/Swann Concepts Pub
    Studio: Imagine Podcasting, Carlsbad California

    • 26 min
    Sara Steffen: Ethnobotany, Monarch Butterflies, and more!

    Sara Steffen: Ethnobotany, Monarch Butterflies, and more!

    Sara was born and raised in southern California. Her love of natural resources was instilled at a young age while growing up horseback riding, camping, and spending time outdoors. Her passion for the environment and nature led to her earning a degree in Environmental Studies.
    She found an interest in outdoor education while working as an interpreter for California State Parks, where she led interpretive programs about ocean ecosystems, native plants and animals, Native American history, and geology.
    The knowledge she has gained over the years brought her to AHLF in 2022, where she is so excited to teach children all about southern California’s incredible biodiversity and be a part of such a great team.
    During her free time, Sara enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, and spending time with her two dogs. 
    Contact The Show Podcast website: Nature All Around Me
    The Foundation’s website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969
    Podsafe Music by Geovane Bruno, Tremembé/Brasil https://pixabay.com/users/geovanebruny-19309525/
    Produced by ImaginePodcasting.com dba Heard Not Seen Media. Inc.

    • 20 min
    Audrey Holloway: Marine Education and Shark Conservation

    Audrey Holloway: Marine Education and Shark Conservation

    Audrey Holloway is an Environmental Stewardship Teacher here at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, where she teaches in our all-outdoor preschool as well as teaching our school programs.
    Audrey also works in shark conservation with Shark Stewards. We are excited for you to listen and learn about shark conservation and the ways you can help! 
    Contact The Show Podcast website: Nature All Around Me
    The Foundation’s website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969
    Podsafe Music by Geovane Bruno, Tremembé/Brasil https://pixabay.com/users/geovanebruny-19309525/
    Produced by ImaginePodcasting.com dba Heard Not Seen Media. Inc.

    • 19 min

Top Podcasts In Science

Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network
Technically Speaking: An Intel Podcast
iHeartPodcasts
Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Radiolab
WNYC Studios
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward
Crash Course Pods: The Universe
Crash Course Pods, Complexly