Conversations with independent professionals who facilitate connections between people and the outdoors through their work. Professionals come from various fields, including environmental education, heritage interpretation, parks and recreation, science communication, scientific illustration, photography, technology, and more. What they share in common is their commitment to nurturing peoples' relationship with the outdoors and their status as independent professionals. Who are these professionals? What do they do? How do they contribute to lifelong learning?
Let's find out.
Claudia Diaz-Carrasco, Engaging Latinx Youth
Friday 26 February 2021
: Claudia Diaz-Carrasco discusses how she engages with Latinx youth in Southern California as the 4-H Youth Development Advisor for the...
Dean Waye, Audience Attention
Friday 12 February 2021
: Dean Waye is a professional copywriter who helps independent professionals, small business owners, and corporations write copy for their...
The Reach of Freelance Environmental Education Professionals
Friday 29 January 2021
: If environmental education organizations do not open by the end of 2020, it is estimated that 11 million children will miss out on outdoor...
Sara Lynn Cramb, Nature Coloring Pages
Friday 15 January 2021
: Sara Lynn Cramb is a designer and illustrator who creates illustrations for children’s books, apps, and other educational products....
The Moments That Mattered
Friday 01 January 2021
: Welcome to the new year and to part two of our look at some of the themes that have emerged from my conversations with guests of this...
Earliest Memory of Enjoying Nature
Friday 18 December 2020
: Since launching the podcast, I've had the opportunity to learn from 43 wonderful guests. Along the way, I started asking guests questions...
Nicole Felts, Felts Family Farmette
Friday 04 December 2020
: Nicole Felts is a biologist and ecologist by training and has a Bachelor's degree in biology and a Master's degree in geography and...
Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, Field Biology with Citizen Artist
Friday 20 November 2020
: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery is a researcher, naturalist, educator, and artist. She is also the founder of EcoArt Expeditions and the Citizen Artist...
Plant Awareness Disparity
Friday 06 November 2020
: Students in the United States like studying animals more than plants.People tend not to pay attention to the plants in their...
The Trailhead Community
Friday 23 October 2020
: The Trailhead is the newest initiative by Talaterra. It is an open forum for independent professionals working in environmental education....
Kathayoon Khalil, Empathy in Environmental Education
Friday 09 October 2020
: Today my guest is Dr. Kathayoon Khalil, conservation and education professional and the Conservation Impact Manager at the Oregon Zoo. Dr....
Rayma Peterson, Art Projects for Classrooms and Families
Friday 25 September 2020
: Rayma Peterson is a botanist, artist, and author. Her new book, "Very Fine Art Projects for Artists and Educators," features 29 projects...
Bethan Burton, Building Bridges
Friday 11 September 2020
: Sometimes I have the good fortune to visit with a past guest to find out how they are doing. Recently I had the opportunity to visit with...
Darrel Griffin, LinkedIn Strategies for Environmental Educators
Friday 28 August 2020
: Today, my guest is Darrel Griffin. Darrel is a LinkedIn strategist who helps business owners and freelance professionals attract new...
Kathryn Owen, Evaluating Community Events
Friday 14 August 2020
: Kathryn Owen is an independent evaluator who helps zoos, aquariums, nature centers, and conservation groups assess the effectiveness of...
Alastair Duncan, Interpreting Place Through Sound
Friday 31 July 2020
: Alastair Duncan is an award-winning artist and educator who uses sound to interpret place. As founder and director of StillWalks he develops...
Katura Reynolds, Creating Bilingual Learning Environments
Friday 17 July 2020
: Katura Reynolds is an Interpretive Content Developer and scientific illustrator. She has worked in exhibit design since 1997 and has created...
Kate Field, Regenerative Farming
Saturday 04 July 2020
: Kate Field is a co-founder of Leap Farm, a 300-acre award-winning family farm in Tasmania. Together with her husband, Kate implements...
What is environmental education for?
Wednesday 10 June 2020
: Next week Talaterra Cowork will host Breakthrough! - Purpose of Environmental Education.This Breakthrough! session will be the first of many...
The Future of Work
Saturday 30 May 2020
: The future of work is uncertain. What does this mean to independent professionals like you and me?We can talk about it if you...
Talaterra announces Breakthrough!
Friday 22 May 2020
: Last week I had the opportunity to meet with a group of environmental educators. Participants logged in from California, Oregon, Wisconsin,...
How did you begin in informal education?
Friday 15 May 2020
: “(A) lack of environmental education opportunities in our daughters’ elementary school.”“Through work I was doing with scientific...
Mark and Crystal Mandica: Amphibian Foundation Launches New Initiative for Families
Thursday 07 May 2020
: This week we meet up with Mark and Crystal Mandica, founders of The Amphibian Foundation. When Mark and Crystal launched the Foundation in...
Alice Merry: Museo Wak'a Pop-up Museum
Friday 01 May 2020
: Alice Merry is a co-founder of Museo Wak'a, a pop-up participatory museum delighting communities in Lima, Peru. I spoke with Alice to learn...
Janice Kelley: Nature Detectives and Podcast Update
Thursday 23 April 2020
: Janice Kelley is an author and the founder of an afterschool program called Nature Detectives. This week we revisit my conversation with...