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A podcast about freelance educators working in natural resource fields and environmental education. Who are these educators? How do they create change in their communities?

Let's find out.

Talaterra Tania Marien

    • Education
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

A podcast about freelance educators working in natural resource fields and environmental education. Who are these educators? How do they create change in their communities?

Let's find out.

    Kate Field, Regenerative Farming

    Kate Field, Regenerative Farming

    Kate Field is a co-founder of Leap Farm, a 300-acre award-winning family farm in Tasmania. Together with her husband, Kate implements regenerative farming techniques to produce their signature cheese and to raise goats and cattle.

    Kate is also the host and producer of “The Curious Farmer” podcast in which she explores the topic of regenerative agriculture.

    How did Kate and her husband come to own their independent farm?

    What changes to the land have they observed since taking an ecological approach to farming?

    Let's find out.

    • 57 min
    What is environmental education for?

    What is environmental education for?

    Next week Talaterra Cowork will host Breakthrough! - Purpose of Environmental Education.

    This Breakthrough! session will be the first of many monthly conversations to encourage dialogue between independent professionals working in fields related to environmental education and their colleagues.

    This month’s topic was inspired by papers I read by Dr. Rupu Gupta and her colleagues. Last year I had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Gupta for the podcast. Dr. Gupta’s specialty is conservation psychology. She studies why people have an interest in nature, why they don’t, what motivates them to take care of nature, and what barriers prevent people from caring for the environment.

    This week we revisit my conversation with Dr. Gupta because next week’s Breakthrough! session is informed and inspired by her work and the research tool she helped create at Knology.

    I hope you enjoy learning about Dr. Rupu’s research and that you consider participating in next week’s Breakthrough! conversation. Learn more at https://talaterra.com/events.

    • 43 min
    The Future of Work

    The Future of Work

    The future of work is uncertain. 

    What does this mean to independent professionals like you and me?

    We can talk about it if you want.

    How?

    Let’s find out.

    • 7 min
    Talaterra announces Breakthrough!

    Talaterra announces Breakthrough!

    Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a group of environmental educators. Participants logged in from California, Oregon, Wisconsin, Maine, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

    What did I learn?

    What is Talaterra’s next initiative for freelance environmental professionals?

    Let’s find out.

    • 4 min
    How did you begin in informal education?

    How did you begin in informal education?

    “(A) lack of environmental education opportunities in our daughters’ elementary school.”

    “Through work I was doing with scientific journals and museum publications.”

    “(An) internship with an organic farm through school.”

    These are only a few of the responses I received to the question:

    How did you start working in the field of informal education?

    I included this question in the survey I used in the early days of The Freelance Project.

    What else did I learn?

    Let's find out.

    • 5 min
    Mark and Crystal Mandica: Amphibian Foundation Launches New Initiative for Families

    Mark and Crystal Mandica: Amphibian Foundation Launches New Initiative for Families

    This week we meet up with Mark and Crystal Mandica, founders of The Amphibian Foundation. When Mark and Crystal launched the Foundation in 2016, they had to get creative when it came to funding because a federal startup grant they were counting on did not come through. They hit the ground running and turned their Foundation into what it is today. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, they once again find themselves having to fund themselves creatively.

    After listening to the original episode (aired December 18, 2019), you’ll hear the conversation I had with Mark and Crystal earlier this week. They have exciting new updates to share, so be sure to stick around to find out what’s new.

    How is The Amphibian Foundation growing their network?

    What is their new initiative for families?

    Let’s find out.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

tpf_maria ,

Insightful and educational

I love listening to Talaterra. In each episode, through insightful interviews and personal insights, Tania Marien teaches us about nature by reaching directly to the community. Her voice, generosity and deep knowledge serve her well to be a great host and freelance educator.

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