I’ve got a new podcast series out, and this one is my best yet. I’ve been hired by the wonderful folks at the National Science Digital Library (they provide a central depot for great digital media for teaching science) to create a podcast for elementary educators on using polar science in their teaching. We (me and my co-conspirator, the multi-talented Robert Payo) focus on misconceptions and myths about science and how to address them with science from the poles. This is part of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears webzine.
So far we’ve done a show about the geology and volcanoes of the poles (and an Earthwalk with my old colleague Eric Muller of the Exploratorium), another one on ancient polar mammals, and the most recent (my favorite so far) on birds of the poles and how to use birdwatching to do real science. These are all pretty short, 10-15 minutes. Here’s a direct link to the birds episode. I enjoyed this one in particular because I got to play so much with ambient sound and creating soundscapes, and my friend Tom has the *cutest* 10-year old neighbor who can deliver a script like nobody’s business. Fun, fun storytelling. And Jennifer Fee is awesome. (And she’d read sciencegeekgirl before I called her up for the piece!)
To find out more and listen to the Birds episode, go here!
To go to the iTunes U site with all NSDL podcasts go here.
To see all my podcast series, go here.