17 episodes

Hosted by educator Kevin O'Shea, the Nature Talks Podcast is about education and connecting learners of all ages with the outdoors and nature.

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Hosted by educator Kevin O'Shea, the Nature Talks Podcast is about education and connecting learners of all ages with the outdoors and nature.

    Nature Talks Podcast 17: We Need Insects! With Dr. Jody Green

    Nature Talks Podcast 17: We Need Insects! With Dr. Jody Green

    In this episode, Kevin O’Shea chats with entomologist (insect scientist), Dr. Jody Green. She talks about how she went from growing up in Canada to spending her days studying and educating others about insects, and biodiversity in the United States. Successful conservation and protection of biodiversity start with educating young and old alike and Jody spends a lot of time connecting adults of all ages with the natural world. Enjoy this great conversation! Oh yeah….Jody is also a cohost of the very cool Arthro-pod Podcast - The Entomology Podcast (Kevin is a BIG fan of her show).



    Nature Talks Podcast (Facebook):

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    https://twitter.com/MadForMaple



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    https://www.instagram.com/shizenwildlife/



    FOLLOW Jody on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/JodyBugsMeUNL



    The Arthro-pod on Apple Podcasts:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/arthro-pod/id920537000


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    • 54 min
    Nature Talks Podcast 16: Connecting to the Environment with Kath Murdoch

    Nature Talks Podcast 16: Connecting to the Environment with Kath Murdoch

    In this episode, host Kevin O’Shea chats with well-known consultant and educator, Kath Murdoch. Kath is a celebrated author and inquiry-based education thinker, but she is also a passionate environmentalist and lover of all things nature. Kath talks about sparking curiosity through nature, but also about how we need much deeper connections and understandings of the environment in order to make lasting and meaningful change. To protect the natural world we need to grow deep-rooted personal connections to it.

    Listen and SUBSCRIBE to the Environmental Education Podcast.



    Nature Talks Podcast (Facebook):

    https://www.facebook.com/NatureTalksPodcast/



    Nature Talks Podcast (Kevin O’Shea) Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/MadForMaple



    Nature Talks Podcast (Instagram):

    https://www.instagram.com/shizenwildlife/



    Kath Murdoch on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/kjinquiry



    Kath Murdoch Consulting:

    https://www.kathmurdoch.com.au/





    ALSO….check out the “Who Knew…? WW2” podcast (history for kids):

    Spotify:

    https://open.spotify.com/show/49iKIMw5lrfvLfTCw1F6va


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    • 51 min
    Nature Talks Podcast 15: Citizen Science and Conservation with Japantrailcam

    Nature Talks Podcast 15: Citizen Science and Conservation with Japantrailcam

    NTP host Kevin O’Shea chats with Wombat, one of the two people behind Japantrailcam. They use a network of trail cameras throughout the forests of Japan to document, share and learn about the wildlife of Japan. They are bringing wildlife awareness, conservation and citizen science to the world with their amazing wildlife videos via Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.



    Nature Talks Podcast (Facebook):

    https://www.facebook.com/NatureTalksPodcast/



    Nature Talks Podcast (Kevin O’Shea) Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/MadForMaple



    Nature Talks Podcast (Instagram):

    https://www.instagram.com/shizenwildlife/



    Japantrailcam (Twitter):

    https://twitter.com/japantrailcam



    Japantrailcam (YouTube):

    https://www.youtube.com/c/JapanTrailCam


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    • 41 min
    Nature Talks Podcast - 14: The Power of School Gardens with Taylor Murphy

    Nature Talks Podcast - 14: The Power of School Gardens with Taylor Murphy

    How can a school gardening program change education at a school? In episode 14, Kevin O’Shea chats with Garden Science teacher, Taylor Murphy about the amazing gardening program at West Portal Elementary School in San Francisco, California. Taylor talks about the incredible work she does across grade levels, connecting students and their teachers with nature, and science and teaching them where food comes from. Learn more about this really successful initiative backed by the local community and administrators.



    Nature Talks Podcast (Facebook):

    https://www.facebook.com/NatureTalksPodcast/



    Nature Talks Podcast (Kevin O’Shea) Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/MadForMaple



    Nature Talks Podcast (Instagram):

    https://www.instagram.com/shizenwildlife/



    West Portal Elementary School Garden (on Twitter):

    https://twitter.com/WPESGarden


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    • 53 min
    Nature Talks Podcast 13: Conservation Through Podcasting with Nate Swick

    Nature Talks Podcast 13: Conservation Through Podcasting with Nate Swick

    Host Kevin O’Shea chats with American Birding Podcast host and author, Nate Swick about his life in birds. They also chat about how podcasts can be used to motivate educators and others to grow their passions and feel part of a community. They discuss podcasts being used as environmental education tools and how podcasts and other forms of social media can be used to connect people to nature and grow the conservation movement.



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    https://www.facebook.com/NatureTalksPodcast/



    Nature Talks Podcast (Kevin O’Shea) Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/MadForMaple



    Nature Talks Podcast (Instagram):

    https://www.instagram.com/shizenwildlife/



    American Birding Podcast:

    http://www.aba.org/podcast/



    Nate Swick on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/N8Swick


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    • 37 min
    Nature Talks Podcast 12: Discovering Urban Biodiversity with Isaac Cohen

    Nature Talks Podcast 12: Discovering Urban Biodiversity with Isaac Cohen

    In episode 12, Kevin O’Shea chats with biologist, educator, and wildlife photographer, Isaac Cohen. The talks about Isaac’s path into science and his love of nature and the importance of conserving and understanding urban biodiversity. Isaac talks about the incredible nature found in Shenzhen, China, how he uses photography to connect others with the natural world and why it’s important to understand and preserve nature in cities.



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    https://www.facebook.com/NatureTalksPodcast/



    Nature Talks Podcast (Kevin O’Shea) Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/MadForMaple



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    https://www.instagram.com/shizenwildlife/



    FOLLOW Isaac Cohen on Instagram:

    https://www.instagram.com/cohenwildlife/



    Isaac Cohen in Discover Shenzhen:

    http://www.eyeshenzhen.com/node_312164.htm


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    • 41 min

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