Episode 14 – Adventure Dispatch – Juneau Icefield Research Program

THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM IS AN EIGHT-WEEK IMMERSION CLASSROOM IN THE WILDERNESS OF THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD, DURING WHICH PARTICIPANTS (UNDERGRADUATE, GRADUATE, AND HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS) TRAVERSE FROM JUNEAU, ALASKA TO ATLIN, BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD COVERS AN AREA THE SIZE OF RHODE ISLAND, AND INCLUDES SOME 50 OUTLET GLACIERS. IN THIS WILD CLASSROOM, STUDENTS ARE GUIDED BY FACULTY MENTORS AND IMMERSE THEMSELVES IN A NUMBER OF PROJECTS INVESTIGATING ICE MASS, GLACIER MOVEMENT, CLIMATIC CHANGES , BUT ALSO LEARN THE ART OF COMMUNICATING SCIENCE TO THE MASSES. IT’S A PLACE AND A CLASSROOM UNLIKE ANY OTHER YOU’VE SEEN.

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EPISODE 13 – HOW TO PERFORM A NEEDS ASSESSMENT WITH PIA SAENGSWANG MOFFATT​

HAVE YOU EVER FALLEN IN LOVE WITH PLACE AND PEOPLE WHILE TRAVELING AND FELT COMPELLED TO GIVE BACK- BUT DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO START? OR HAD AN IDEA TO DO SOMETHING AT HOME, BUT WERE AFRAID YOUR IDEA MAY NOT TRANSLATE INTO SOMETHING THAT WOULD SERVE THOSE MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY? MAYBE GIVING BACK ISN’T ON YOUR RADAR SCREEN QUITE YET, BUT KEEP THIS PODCAST IN MIND WHEN YOU ARE READY BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME REAL VALUABLE INSIGHTS IN HERE.

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Episode 12 – RC Cone – Tributaries

RC CONE TOOK HIS MIDWEST ROOTS TO MONTANA AT 18 . . . FOUND RIVERS AND NEVER LOOKED BACK. TAKING A DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND A CONCENTRATION IN PHOTOJOURNALISM HE SOUGHT TO SHARE THE IMPACT THE WEST HAD ON HIM BUT DISCOVERED IN THE STORIES THAT HE UNVEILED, THE TRUE BEAUTY LIES IN THE PEOPLES’ CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOOR WORLD. THAT TASK HAS TAKEN HIM TO RIVERS AROUND THE WORLD, TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO CHERISH AND DEFEND THE TRIBUTARIES THAT CONNECT US ALL IN THE END.

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