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ENP 11.5 Everglades: Animals and Plants of a Fragile Ecosystem

3/13/2019
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Description: In episode 11.5 Danielle speaks with Everglades National Park volunteer and naturalist Carmen Ferreiro about the Everglades ecosystem and the biodiversityfound in this rich and fragile environment. Discussion includes the following: · Volunteering at the park (1:55) · Ecosystem and biodiversity of Everglades (4:30) · Threats to the Everglades (6:44) · Alligators and crocodiles are indicator animals for health of ecosystem (8:45) · Wildlife often overlooked by...

Duration:00:46:55

ENP 11.4 Everglades/Biscayne: Tips for Visitors from Everglades Park Ranger

2/28/2019
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Description: In episode 11.4 Bryan talks with Park Ranger Allyson Gantt about how people have affected the Everglades, conservation efforts and recommendations for how visitors may enjoy the park. Discussion includes the following: · What did the Everglades look like before settlement? (2:02) · Conservation efforts and relationship with agriculture (3:31) · Role of advocate Marjorie Stoneman Douglas’s The Everglades: River Of Grass(6:10) · Recreational activities (10:19) · Nike...

Duration:00:32:17

ENP 11.3 Everglades/Biscayne: Tips for Visitors from Biscayne Park Ranger

2/12/2019
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Description: In episode 11.3 Bryan talks with Park Ranger Denise Ratajczak about planning a visit to Biscayne National Park, including camping on the keys and her favorite spot for paddleboarding. Discussion includes the following: · Park creation (2:25) · Ecosystems and what makes up the park (5:35) · Iguanas and invasive species (10:50) · Fishing (14:12) · Swimming (17:50) · Camping (20:00) · Need for more boat service access (22:18) · Hikes (25:12) · Paddle Jones Lagoon...

Duration:00:40:12

ENP 11.2 Everglades & Biscayne: Trip Report (Part 2)

1/29/2019
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Description: In episode 11.2 Danielle, Bryan and their daughters talk about their trip to Biscayne National Park in Southern Florida. This is part 2 of the trip report. In Part 1 (episode 11.1), they talk about visiting Everglades National Park during the government shutdown. Discussion includes the following: · Support the National Park Foundation’s Park Restoration Fund (0.45) · About Biscayne National Park (2:25) · Boca Chita and other tours through Biscayne National Park...

ENP 11.1 Everglades & Biscayne: Trip Report (Part 1)

1/17/2019
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Description: In episode 11.1 Danielle, Bryan and their daughters talk about their trip to Everglades National Park during the government shutdown. The next episode will be part 2 of the trip discussing Biscayne National Park. Discussion includes the following: · How to help the National Parks recover from the impacts of the Government Shutdown (0:15) · Debate to cancel our trip during the Government Shutdown and current conditions of Everglades National Park (1:56) · Stop for fruit...

Duration:00:53:15

Announcement: New Episode Thursday

1/15/2019
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Announcement: New Episode Thursday

Duration:00:00:44

ENP 10.0 Looking Back and Looking Forward to 2019

1/1/2019
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Description: In episode 10.0 Danielle, Bryan and their daughters talk about their favorite experiences in exploring the National Parks, tips for families visiting and a preview of park we will visit in 2019. Discussion includes the following: · List of National Parks visited by Everybody’s National Parks (1:20) · Danielle and Bryan each share their top 5 National Park experiences to date (3:26) · Danielle and Bryan’s daughters share their favorite experiences and advice for kids...

ENP 9.3 Crater Lake: The Legacy of Mount Mazama

12/18/2018
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Description: In episode 9.3 Bryan talks with Park Ranger Mimi Gorman about how Crater Lake was created by Mount Mazama, what makes it special, mysteries about the lake, the legacy of Mount Mazama and tips for visitors. Discussion includes the following: · What is Crater Lake and why is it special (1:16) · Mount Mazama, how the lake was formed, and underwater volcanic features (2:50) · How does the water level stay consistent (5:20) · Gold Prospectors “discovered” the lake (7:24) ·...

Duration:00:27:43

ENP 9.2 Crater Lake: Tips for Planning Your Trip

12/4/2018
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Description: In episode 9.2 Bryan talks with Park Ranger John Duwe about planning a visit to Crater Lake National Park, including tips for visiting the lake for the first time, hiking, camping, biking, swimming and fishing. They marvel at what makes Crater Lake a place of wonder. John Duwe is Education Coordinator at the Science and Learning Center at Crater Lake National Park. Discussion includes the following: · What is Crater Lake (2:10) · Where is Crater Lake (2:55) · Mt. Mazama...

Duration:00:53:46

ENP 9.1 Crater Lake: Trip Report

11/20/2018
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Description: In episode 9.1 Bryan talks with his brother Dan about their trip to Crater Lake National Park in September 2018. Bryan and Dan talk about appreciating the clear crystal blue lake from many different vantage points including swimming in the very cold lake. Discussion includes the following: · Mazama Campground and evening ranger program (2:17) · Cleetwood Cove Trail (5:25) · Swimming in Crater Lake (6:11) · Boat Tour (9:03) · Wizard Island (12:55) · Pacific Crest Trail...

Duration:00:36:38

ENP 8.5 Grand Canyon: Celebrating 100 Years Looking Back and Looking Forward

11/6/2018
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Description: Grand Canyon National Park celebrates its Centennial in 2019. In this episode Bryan speaks with Park Ranger Perri Spreiser about modern history of the Grand Canyon. Ranger Perri shares stories from Spanish explorers arriving at the Grand Canyon in search of gold to it becoming a tourist destination as well as plans for the next 100 years. This is episode number 8.5, the fifth episode in our series on Grand Canyon National Park. Discussion includes the following: · Spanish...

Duration:00:21:36

ENP 8.4 Grand Canyon: Learn About and Honor Native American Culture When You Visit

10/23/2018
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Discussion includes the following: · Native American tribes around the Grand Canyon (2:03) · Visiting Native American Reservations and Etiquette (2:51) · Tourist experience incorporating the Native American context to your visit to the Grand Canyon (4:33) · Rock art (6:55) · Native American interaction with Grand Canyon (9:52) · How does National Park Service interact with Native Americans (12:38) · Legends of origins (20:38) Resources: Grand Canyon National Park: People...

Duration:00:25:56

ENP 8.3 Grand Canyon: Geology and the Earth’s Story from the Rocks

10/9/2018
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Description: In episode 8.3 Bryan speaks with Joel Kane, seasonal park ranger and geologist at Grand Canyon National Park about how the Grand Canyon is one of the best geology classrooms in the world showing 2 billion years of geologic history visible to visitors. Discussion includes the following: · How was the canyon formed and why are we able to see so much of earth’s history (2:35) · Vishnu basement rocks at bottom of the Canyon and why named after Hindu God (3:56) · Plate...

Duration:00:29:43

ENP 8.2 Grand Canyon: Tips for Planning Your Trip

9/26/2018
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Description: In episode 8.2, Bryan speaks about planning a trip for families to the Grand Canyon with Mike Buchheit, the Field Institute Director for the Grand Canyon Association, the nonprofit partner for Grand Canyon National Park. Mike helps run the Canyon Field School for underserved children, as well as the Field Institute, which offers family tours and hikes of the canyon. Discussion Includes: · About the Grand Canyon Association and Field Institute (2:11) · How to plan a trip...

Duration:00:38:05

ENP 8.1 Grand Canyon: Trip Report

9/11/2018
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Description: Bryan and Danielle talk about their family trip to the Grand Canyon at Christmas time with the grandparents. The kids also share their impressions of the Grand Canyon. We also briefly talk about Montezuma Castle National Monument, which we visited on our way back to the airport. Discussion includes the following: · Logistics (2:02) · Grand Canyon Lodging, South Rim (3:02) · The Rim Trail (6:44) · Grand Canyon Village (8:16) · Trail of Time (12:05) · Shuttle System...

Duration:00:47:55

ENP 7.5 Olympic National Park: Pacific Coast

8/28/2018
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Description: In episode 7.5 Bryan speaks with lead coastal interpreter park ranger Jared Low about the wilderness of the Pacific coastline of Olympic National Park, what to see and do and a very special rescue effort. Discussion includes the following: · Description of coastal stretch of Olympic National Park (1:42) · Unique characteristics (4:12) · Marine species and tide pools (8:50) · Weather, swimming and sunbathing (13:31) · Endangered species and success story (16:52) · From...

Duration:01:07:37

ENP 7.4 Olympic National Park: Hurricane Ridge

8/14/2018
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Description: Bryan talks with park ranger Greg Marsh at Olympic National Park about Hurricane Ridge, why it is special and what to do when you visit. He also talks about the fun town of Port Angeles, his punk rock band and his annual spring family pilgrimage to see the whale migration. Discussion includes the following: · What is Hurricane Ridge and what makes it special (2:06) · Bicycling Hurricane Ridge Road (3:06) · Why is it called Hurricane Ridge (4:08) · How the forest changes...

Duration:00:37:03

ENP 7.3 Olympic National Park: Hoh Rainforest

7/31/2018
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Description: Bryan talks with Rachel Berger, an interpretive park ranger at Olympic National Park about the Hoh Rainforest, why its special and what to do when you visit. Discussion includes the following: · What is the Hoh Rainforest and why are there rainforests in the Pacific Northwest? (2:15) · How did Hoh avoid being logged? (3:02) · How much rain does the Hoh Rainforest get? (3:50) · Description of Hoh Rainforest (4:31) · What’s a moss mat (6:08) · Description of ground cover...

Duration:00:28:34

ENP 7.2 Olympic National Park: Planning Your Trip

7/17/2018
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Description: Bryan talks with Penny Wagner, Public Information Officer for Olympic National Park about how to navigate Olympic National Park and tips for a week-long family vacation. Discussion includes the following: How to spend 1 day at Olympic (2:44) Driving in the park and highway 101 rehabilitation (7:07) How to organize a week-long family trip (10:09) Understanding the cultural history of the park (18:48) Camping and lodging in Olympic (22:07) Multi-use trails (bikes,...

Duration:00:39:17

ENP 7.1 Olympic National Park: Trip Report

7/3/2018
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Description: Bryan talks with his brother Dan about their trip to Olympic National Park in the fall of 2017. They discuss their highlights and challenges of visiting the park in the shoulder-season. Discussion includes the following: Dan’s ’84 Chevy (2:34) Lake Quinault Lodge (3:52) Enchanted Valley Hike to O’Reilly Creek-13miles (4:53) Ruby Beach (12:55) Hoh Rainforest (13:40) Firewood challenge (18:22) Bear canister challenge (19:53) Ozette (21:00) Sol Duc Hot Springs...

Duration:00:37:04