Episode 203: Secrets of the Soil - Bugs in the Soil
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by Three Rivers Park District
3w ago
Sabrina Celis and Emily Althoff, graduate students at the University of Minnesota and members of Frenatae join us to learn about the bugs that keep soil healthy. From tiny springtails to animals with way too many legs, join us to learn about the different kinds of bugs and what they do in the soil.  ..read more
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Episode 202: Secrets of the Soil - Keepers of the Soil
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by Three Rivers Park District
3w ago
Alex Romano from the Land Stewardship Project joins us to talk about how farmers are leading each other to sustainable practices and healthy soil. How can farmers teach each other sustainable soil practices and does it benefit them? Wander with us to find out.  ..read more
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Episode 201: Secrets of the Soil - Jumping Worms
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by Three Rivers Park District
3w ago
Dr. Lee Frelich Director of the Center for Forest Ecology at the University of Minnesota wanders with us as we discuss what makes forest soil healthy around the Twin Cities. We discuss the impacts invasive earthworms have had on soil, and how a new species of earthworm, the jumping worm, is expected to impact forests.  ..read more
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Episode 197: Women and Wilderness – Land for Healing
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by Three Rivers Park District
2M ago
Teaching and engaging with nature takes many forms, from film, writing, creative art, and much more.  Local writer, organizer, and film producer, Erin Sharkey, joins to discuss the power of nature in unearthing black history and memory, how we are guided by relationship building between people and the land for healing.  ..read more
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Episode 195: Women and Wilderness – Changing Outdoor Paths
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by Three Rivers Park District
2M ago
Working in any aspect of the outdoors is rewarding to most, fresh air and endless curiosity.  Join Angela, Brandon, and guest co-host Charity, as they talk with returning guest, Judy Voigt-Englund on her career working outdoors as a part of the wildlife team at Three Rivers and then later as an educator at our very own The Lowry Nature Center.      ..read more
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Episode 194: What's Love Got To Do With It - Symbiotes with The Land
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by Three Rivers Park District
3M ago
Can humans and the land be in a mutualistic relationship? Jenna Grey-Eagle and Gabby Menomin from Wakan Tipi Awanyankapi share their thoughts on why we are, how approaching our relationship with the land as a mutualistic relationship benefits both us and the land, and how this view point impacts their work at Wakan Tipi Awayankapi ..read more
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Episode 193: What's Love Got To Do With It - Cultural Bias in Science
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by Three Rivers Park District
3M ago
  Dr. Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian, Curator of Mycology at the New York State Museum talks with us about how cultural biases impact how we study things like symbiotes. We discuss how the tools of science help us understand the world until they become dogmatic, and how to avoid those pitfalls in science.  ..read more
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Episode 191: Bugs are Friends - Even in Your House
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by Three Rivers Park District
5M ago
Dr. Holly Menninger executive director of the Bell Museum wanders with us to discuss her research on the bugs found in your homes! Why are they there? What are they? Should you be worries? Learn all about the amazing variety of insects that share your home.  ..read more
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Episode 190: Bugs are Friends - A Bug Library
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by Three Rivers Park District
5M ago
Dr. Robin Thomson the curator for the University of Minnesota Insect Collection joins us to talk about what running a bug library is like. With insect collections from the late 1800's to today, the Insect Collection provides an invaluable resource for studying bugs. From unidentified specimens, to figuring out how to organize a collection like this, a lot goes into running it.    ..read more
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Episode 189: Bugs Are Friends - What is a Bug?
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by Three Rivers Park District
5M ago
It is BYOB! Big Year of Bugs. The coordinator for the year, Bailey Kaul, joins us to discuss why Three Rivers is celebrating bugs for a year, the diversity of bugs, what bugs are, and why they are important.     ..read more
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