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A podcast exploring the science and learning about the scientists from southeast Utah and the Colorado Plateau

Science Moab Kristina Young

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A podcast exploring the science and learning about the scientists from southeast Utah and the Colorado Plateau

    Nutrition from a Cultural Standpoint

    Nutrition from a Cultural Standpoint

    Traditional knowledge that addresses the environmental, cultural, nutritional and spiritual health of the land and the people is at the heart of Cynthia Wilson’s work. As a tribal member of the Navajo Nation, Cynthia was born and raised in Monument Valley, UT. We talk with Cynthia about her work with traditional foods and the founding of the Women of Bears Ears who seek to restore Indigenous women’s matrilineal roles and the rematriation of the Earth.

    • 19 min
    Born into these lands and waters

    Born into these lands and waters

    Colleen Cooley grew up in Shą́ą́ʼtóhí, a small community located on the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona. She guides on the San Juan and Green Rivers and advocates for the landscapes, waters, and cultures that surround her. Here, we speak with her about her experience as a Diné river guide, the importance of water, and what she wants to see moving forward for Native and Indigenous guides and Native communities in the region.

    • 19 min
    Impacts of Human Noise on Wildlife

    Impacts of Human Noise on Wildlife

    Many animals rely on sound for communication, especially birds. Human generated noise can have a large impact on bird numbers and productivity. Science Moab talks with Skip Ambrose, a wildlife biologist who specializes in the bioacoustics of birds. We talk about the specialized methods of recording the sound of birds and how this data helps define how much the birds are affected by human noise.

    • 20 min
    Climate Change Resiliency within Native Communities

    Climate Change Resiliency within Native Communities

    Tribal communities are working on their own terms and with their own knowledge system to address and create resiliency to the coming changes. We talk with Nikki Cooley, the Interim Assistant Director for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) with their tribes and Climate Change Program. While her master's degree is in forestry from Northern Arizona University, she has now found her dream job where she can combine all of her interests and passions, and feel like she’s making a difference.

    • 19 min
    Living with Environmental Contaminants

    Living with Environmental Contaminants

    The Colorado Plateau is host to many environmental contaminants, both natural and man-made. These substances can find their way into waterways and eventually to ecosystems. We talk with Jonathan Credo and Amy Chandos about their research on the relationship between human activity and the environment. We talk about how mining and agriculture impact tribal and non-native communities and the ecology of this region.

    • 20 min
    Preserving Rock Art

    Preserving Rock Art

    The majority of Rock Art in southern Utah has not been documented. Jonathan Bailey is working on changing that. Hiking many miles into the backcountry, Jonathan is seeking out and photographing rock art in order to protect and preserve its heritage and to conserve the cultural landscapes that surround it. We talk with Jonathan about his work in photography and conservation in Utah and the special places it takes him to.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Airkewled ,

Keep'n locals informed

Great, digestable content in short nuggets from real, relatable folks.

jencaki ,

Interesting and inspiring!

Kristina does a fantastic job interviewing these scientists! The topics are fascinating and can be understood by anyone. I am an aspiring ecologist (in early stages of grad school) so I particularly appreciate Kristina asking each of her interviewees how they got interested and started in their field.

ellalaur ,

Geologist approves 🤙🏽

Eloquent and concise. Interesting topics and enjoying from New Mexico.

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