‘Women in Science’ Series Coming Soon
Over the next several episodes, we’re highlighting women in science! We take you to the grassy savanna of Kenya’s Maasai Mara to Mongolia’s wild and rocky Gobi Desert and beyond to hear from some of the amazing and incredible women we at Earthwatch are lucky enough to work with. You’ll hear from scientists, teens, graduate students and many more on their careers, their passion for science, and how they got to where they are today. (The music in this trailer is by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
Living Deliberately with Dr. Bill Moomaw
Dr. Bill Moomaw is quite the accomplished individual. He has lived a life dedicated to environmental policy and action through his time spent as lead author for several reports from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to the head of the science advisory committee on Earthwatch's Board of Directors to chairing the board of the Woods Hole Research Center. He sat down with us to guide us through the ins and outs of how humans have responded to climate change over the years – from the view of society and politics – and how individuals can take action today to slow global warming. (The music in this episode is “Partly Sage” by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
pOTTERcast Part 2: Rats. Locusts. Sea otters?
While many view sea otters as adorable, charismatic creatures, the local residents of Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska have a much different opinion. For them, sea otters have destroyed their fisheries and destroyed their livelihoods. Learn more about this complex relationship and how the ecosystem has shifted with the growing presence of this top-level predator. (The music in this episode is “Partly Sage” by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
pOTTERcast Part 1: Sea Otters and Seagrass
In Southeast Alaska, sea otters have made a critical comeback after their populations were decimated during the fur trade. With their numbers growing, how are these charismatic critters impacting the ecosystem? Learn about the critical role this species plays in maintaining the health of seagrass habitat and what Earthwatch researchers and volunteers have uncovered so far. (The music in this episode is “Partly Sage” by Blue Dot Sessions, provided under the Attribution-Noncommercial License.)
Volunteers have pinpointed a water pollution source in Lincoln.