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ENP 4.6 GYE: Yellowstone: Wolves and Bears

12/5/2017
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Description: Bryan talks with Jim Halfpenny about wolves and bears in Yellowstone. Jim is an author, scientist, educator, and tracker. Jim has written over 25 books and videos including, "Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild" and “Yellowstone Bears in the Wild.” Jim is co-owner of A Naturalist`s World, dedicated to providing educational programs and materials about natural history and ecology. Discussion includes the following: · Description of A Naturalist’s World. (1:21) · How are the new...

Duration: 00:37:52


ENP 4.5.2 GYE: Yellowstone: Planning Your Trip (Part 2)

11/21/2017
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Description Bryan talks with MacNeil Lyons about planning a trip to Yellowstone with kids. MacNeil is a published writer, photographer, naturalist and owner of tour company Yellowstone Insight. MacNeil previously worked for the National Park Service as an Interpretive Park Ranger beginning in 1996. Discussion includes the following: · Yellowstone for Families program (1:34) · Yellowstone Insight tours for families (7:14) · Tips for avoiding crowds (10:55) · What kids like most on...

Duration: 00:50:41


ENP 4.5.1 GYE: Yellowstone: Planning Your Trip (Part 1)

11/7/2017
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Description Bryan talks with Jess Haas from Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner with the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park. They help with educational programming, funding research, and bookstores in the park. Then Danielle talks with her friend, Alex about the tour she did with her family through the Yellowstone Forever Institute. Discussion includes the following: · What is Yellowstone Forever (0:25). · How should family approach planning a trip to...

Duration: 00:58:19


ENP 4.4 GYE: Yellowstone Education Programs and Tips for Families

10/24/2017
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Description Bryan talks with Matt Ohlen, Education Specialist in the Division of Resource Education and Youth Programs of the National Park Service at Yellowstone National Park. Bryan and Matt talk about school programs and tips and recommendations for families planning a trip to Yellowstone. Discussion includes the following: · Expedition Yellowstone - Curriculum based education programs for school groups (4:20) · Expedition Yellowstone Sample itinerary (16:54) · How should a...

Duration: 00:40:19


ENP 4.3 GYE: Yellowstone and its future with David Quammen

10/11/2017
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Description Bryan talks with David Quammen, author of both fiction and non-fiction, and the sole writer of National Geographic Magazine’s May 2016 issue on Yellowstone in honor of the centennial of the National Park Service. He also published Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart” in August of 2016. They talk about a number of issues affecting the park. Discussion includes the following: · Is Yellowstone too small? Yellowstone National Park as a part of the Greater...

Duration: 00:49:03


ENP 4.2 GYE Part 2: Grand Teton Trip Report

9/27/2017
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Description: This is the second episode in a series about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Bryan and Danielle talk about the second leg of their trip in Greater Yellowstone to Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Tetons National Park in the wintertime. They talk about snowshoeing (4:44), the National Elk Refuge (9:22), Dornan’s Restaurant and Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (12:15), wildlife viewing (14:50), and cross-country skiing at Teton Pines Nordic Center (22:10). Resources: Grand Tetons...

Duration: 00:30:53


ENP 4.1 GYE: Yellowstone Trip Report

9/13/2017
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Description: This is the first episode in a series about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. First, Bryan talks about how listeners may help the victims of Hurricane Irma on St. John, home to Virgin Islands National Park (0:28). Next, Bryan and Danielle talk about their trip to Yellowstone National Park in the wintertime, including logistics of getting there (4:40); preparing for the cold temperatures (10:59); seeing wildlife from the snow coach (13:45); the Snow Lodge, food and amenities...

Duration: 00:50:43


ENP 3.5 Zion National Park: Archeology

8/29/2017
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Description: Bryan talks to Russell Cash, park ranger and archeologist with the National Park Service, about the archeological background of Zion National Park. Russ talks about search and rescue efforts in the park (0:30); Native American history in Zion (10:28); the archeology trail (16:10); petroglyphs, pictographs and vandalism (19:20); what happened to Native people (23:57); protected rock art in the back country (31:54); and Mormon pioneers (35:25 ). Resources: Zion National Park app...

Duration: 00:42:03


ENP 3.4 Zion National Park: Geology

8/16/2017
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Bryan speaks to Dave Sharrow, hydrologist and natural resource manager at Zion National Park. Dave explains the erosion we see in Zion, which creates the spectacular, scenic canyons (2:16); the Colorado Plateau (7:06); hikes to see geological history (10:36); natural events, such as rock falls and flash floods (22:03); and what is happening to the cottonwood trees (30:10). Resources: Riverside walk https://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/riversidewalk.cfm Kolob Terrace...

Duration: 00:39:20


ENP 3.3: Zion National Park: Nature/Hiking and Backpacking Tips

7/26/2017
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ENP 3.3: Zion National Park: Nature/Hiking and Backpacking Tips Bryan talks with his first guest, Cass Bromley, Chief of Resource Management and Research at Zion National Park about animals and plants found in the park. In particular California Condors (1:25), different habitats (4:24), what animals can one expect to see (6:06), how best to see wildlife (16:24), threatened and endangered species (17:28), and wildflowers and other plant life (20:24). Bryan’s second guest, Corey Cronin,...

Duration: 00:47:12


ENP: 3.2 Zion National Park: Expert Tips from an Outfitter

7/16/2017
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Description: Bryan talks to Bailey Schofield of Zion Adventure Company about the company’s services (2:00), back-country hikes and canyoneering (6:26), kid-friendly hikes (18:45), being prepared for hiking the Narrows (22:30), differences between Zion’s east side and main canyon area (33:49), and visiting Zion in different seasons (38:18). Resources: Zion adventure company http://www.zionadventures.com Backpacking permits https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/backpackingpermits.htm The...

Duration: 00:49:58


ENP 3.1: Zion Trip Report

6/29/2017
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Description: Bryan talks with his friend Dave about their trip to Zion National Park. Dave describes the Scenic Drive (4:46). They discuss observations and lessons they learned on the hikes they did, including Emerald Pools (8:10), The Narrows (13:50), Watchman (23:42), Angels Landing (27:08), Pa’rus trail (44:35) and Kolob Canyon (46:40). Lastly they discuss Watchman Campground (50:24) Resources: Cliffrose Lodge https://cliffroselodge.com Zion National Park...

Duration: 00:58:03


ENP 2.4.2: Shenandoah History: Part 2

6/11/2017
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This is the second of 2 parts on Shenandoah’s History, which will end our series on Shenandoah National Park. We hear from 3 historians: Sara Gregg from the University of Kansas focuses on land use policy. Katrina Powell at Virginia Tech researched letters written by families displaced due to the parks creation. Audrey Horning is an Anthropology and Archeology Professor at William and Mary in Virginia. She conducted a multi-year Survey of Rural Mountain Settlements in the Virginia Blue...

Duration: 00:53:51


ENP 2.4.1: Shenandoah History: Part 1

6/11/2017
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This is the first of 2 parts on Shenandoah’s History. We hear from 3 historians: Sara Gregg from the University of Kansas focuses on land use policy. Katrina Powell at Virginia Tech researched letters written by families displaced due to the parks creation. Audrey Horning is an Anthropology and Archeology Professor at William and Mary in Virginia. She conducted a multi-year Survey of Rural Mountain Settlements in the Virginia Blue Ridge from 1995-1998. In Part 1 we hear how a park came to...

Duration: 00:40:48


ENP 2.3: Shenandoah National Park: Plants and Animals

5/11/2017
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Description Danielle talks with Ann and Rob Simpson, biologists and photographers, about their nature guides for the National Parks (0:40), the diverse ecosystem of Shenandoah National Park (4:14), wildflowers, orchids and threats to plants (12:10), birds (24:19), butterflies (35:15), wildlife (39:43), and the endemic Shenandoah Salamander found no where else in the world (46:35). Related Links Nature Guide books by Ann and Rob Simpson http://www.annrobsimpson.com/books/ Shenandoah...

Duration: 00:49:30


ENP 2.2: Shenandoah National Park: Ranger’s Tips and Camping with Amy

4/26/2017
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Description: Danielle first talks with Sally Hurlbert, who has been with the National Park Service in Shenandoah for 21 years. Sally describes the layout of the park (0:52), the four types of hikes available and recommended hikes (2:28), other activities available (12:34), who visits the park (16:21), volunteer opportunities (19:04) and relationship with the community (19:55). Danielle’s second guest is her good friend Amy, who frequently camps and hikes in Shenandoah National Park with...

Duration: 00:45:37


ENP 2.1: Shenandoah Trip Report

3/27/2017
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Danielle and Bryan talk about 3 trips taken to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia in 2016 with their 2 young children. Bryan describes Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and gives a brief history of the park (0:52). They talk about the astronomy program including a guest interview with their oldest daughter (5:41), staying at the cabins at Big Meadows Lodge (12:01), ranger programs (20:09), bear sightings (21:10), and both daughters talk about monarch butterfly volunteer program...

Duration: 00:42:11


ENP 1.1: Rock Creek Park and Great Falls

3/8/2017
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Bryan talks with Christopher Barr about Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC and Great Falls Park in Maryland and Virginia. Their discussion includes hikes to do with kids, spring spawning runs and gold mines. Mr. Barr is a lawyer in Washington, DC with interests in hiking, nature, history and paleontology. He is the author of the website, DCfossils.org that talks about fossils found in architecture around our nation’s capital.

Duration: 00:47:27


ENP 0.0: Introducing Everybody’s National Parks

3/8/2017
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Meet hosts Danielle and Bryan and hear about what inspired us to start Everybody’s National Parks.

Duration: 00:25:40