Over the course of humanity’s time on earth we have learned much from nature. In modern history science and adventure have had a symbiotic relationship. Adventurers use science to justify their trips, and scientists take risks to collect data in extreme environments. On this show we’ll be talking to Dr. Caroline Van Hemert, who travelled from Bellingham to Kotzebue by row boat, skis, packraft, canoe, and on foot; and has just published a book about the trip titled “The Compass is a Sun.” In the 2nd half of the show we’ll be talking with Dr. Kathy Kuletz, who has studied seabirds in Prince William Sound and the North Gulf of Alaska since 1978, a very relevant topic as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Oil Spill.
HOST: Paul Twardock
- Segment 1: “Book: The Sun is my Compass.” Caroline Van Hemert, bird biologist and author.
- Segment 2: “The Birds of Prince William Sound, 30 years post spill.” Kathy Kuletz, has been studying sea birds.
- Home page for Caroline Van Hemert, with dates for her speaking events
- Museum event for Caroline Van Hemert
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Migratory Bird Program
BROADCAST: Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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