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Episode 214: How Does a Landscape Architect Shape the World?

Meet the Expert:  Chris Flagg, Landscape Architect The majority of Chris Flagg’s 40-plus years of professional experience have been devoted to transforming his beliefs in design excellence into a higher quality of life through creativity and collaboration. His talents in master planning, community vision planning, large-scale mixed-use planning, transit-oriented and urban design, have led to… Continue Reading Episode 214: How Does a Landscape Architect Shape the World?

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Episode 210: What is the Deep Space Network?

Meet the Expert: Rémy Morgan, Network Operations Analyst for Deep Space Network Rémy Morgan, is a life-long space enthusiast and science communicator, always ready and eager to talk all things galactic, stellar, planetary, or even alien! What started with library rentals of Magic School Bus VHS tapes led to a degree in astronomy and atmospheric… Continue Reading Episode 210: What is the Deep Space Network?

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Episode 209: What Purpose do Museum Collections Serve?

Meet the Expert: Douglas Noble, retired museum director Doug retired after 38 years as a Museum Director/Administrator. He now paints wildlife and natural landscapes and is writing a memoir titled, “The Museum of Unnatural History”. His  volunteer work includes serving on the Steering Committee for the Osher Life-Long Learning Institute (OLLI) for those 50 or… Continue Reading Episode 209: What Purpose do Museum Collections Serve?

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Episode 204: How Will AI Affect Learning to Code?

Meet the Expert:  Peter Kuperman, CEO and Founder of Hatch Coding Peter began coding at the age of twelve. Now, as a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in finance and technology, Peter founded and lead Hatch Coding, a company that teaches kids how to code. He has a dual degree in finance… Continue Reading Episode 204: How Will AI Affect Learning to Code?

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Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

Meet the Expert: John Shoffner, Axiom-2 pilot and astronaut In May 2023, astronaut, STEAM advocate, and business pioneer John Shoffner served as Pilot on Axiom Space Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Throughout the duration of his mission, he hosted live events with schools around the world, demonstrating life in microgravity. While on… Continue Reading Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

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Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

Meet the Expert: Victor Villegas, Digital and Technology Coordinator for Oregon State University by day and the “DroneSinger” at night Having grown up in a family with a love for music, Victor has been playing and composing music since he was young. He is a bilingual singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, puppeteer and technologist who is passionate about… Continue Reading Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

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Episode 192: How Do You Study the Smallest Things?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Katy Grimm, Associate Professor at California University State East Bay, researcher at CERN   Katy Grimm is an Associate Professor of Physics at California State University East Bay.  She is a particle physicist and does research at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.  She was part of the team who… Continue Reading Episode 192: How Do You Study the Smallest Things?

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Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

Happy 2024! The Solve It for Kids Podcast team of Jennifer and Jeff are still on holiday break. We have left you a few clips from some of our favorite episodes about energy and engineering. Get ready to … learn how to get energy from the wind, with Neil Milani– Episode 148 learn how drinking… Continue Reading Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

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Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

The Solve It for Kids podcast is taking a holiday break! Please enjoy clips from three of our favorite episodes about amazing animals! You’ll learn about How to help native bee populations with Julie Travaglini — Episode 172 How to count penguins, with Noah Strycker — Episode 111 and also Why some jellyfish have stinging… Continue Reading Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

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Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

Meet the Expert: Bob Cabana, outgoing NASA Associate Administrator and astronaut Robert D. Cabana is a former NASA astronaut, currently serving as the agency’s associate administrator, its third highest-ranking executive and highest-ranking civil servant. He is the senior advisor to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. In his role, Cabana leads the… Continue Reading Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

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Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carl Safina, Carl Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for human and non-human beings. Carl sees that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human… Continue Reading Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

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Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Cran Middlecoat, pilot and aerospace nerd Born in Brisbane, Cran has had a lifelong obsession with all things aerospace. Being a pilot since the age of 16, his career has taken him from flying clinic runs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia, to being qualified on multiple commercial jet… Continue Reading Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

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