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A podcast hosted by the Compares at the intersection of environment and education, where science is more art than science.

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Episode 9 - Moss

Moss!! Amazing plants that are even more amazing the closer you look at them! We talk about what defines a moss, moss reproduction, and the importance of disturbance. Plus there's a musical treasure if you make it to the end. The audio is weird in this one about halfway through, but at least we made it halfway through an episode with decent audio.  Gathering Moss: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/87040.Gathering_Moss Braiding Sweetgrass: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17465709-braiding-sweetgrass 

1hr 3mins

27 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 8 - Hydrology: Part 2

More hydrology! Kyle shares his experience with hydrology and its various topics, how surface water and groundwater interact, and his own (potential) PhD work! Plus we follow a long tangent on Henri Philibert Gaspard Darcy and the unrecognized heroes of the Eiffel Tower. Also featuring the birds of Washington State in the background (as outside is the best place to record).

53mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 7 - Hydrology: Part 1

Hydrology! Water! Wetlands! Watersheds! Amy talks about how hydrology factors into her work, we discuss policy in working around water, and there's a several minute tangent on beavers!

56mins

28 May 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 6 - Karst

Karst?! If you don't know what karst is, it's not your fault - just the fault of the public school system. Join us to learn about this widespread geologic phenomenon, along with some tangents on how geology should be included in K-12 schools and some volcano updates. 

49mins

25 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 5 - Phenology

Phenology! Cycles! Found! On! Earth! In this episode we chat about phenology, natural changes we're experiencing in our respective locations across the country as spring arrives, and the importance of studying these cycles. The audio was a little wonky in this episode, but in a different way - we'll figure it out eventually. 

55mins

10 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 4 - Volcanoes!

VOLCANOES! Our favorite charismatic geologic feature! What are volcanoes and the types of volcanoes out there? How do volcanoes form? How do volcanoes go extinct? What's up with Iceland? Listen to find out! And as a bonus Kyle shares his favorite geology movie of ALL TIME.

1hr 2mins

28 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 3 - Environmental Education

Amy shares about her experience as an environmental educator! We dive into our environmental education experiences as students, the difference between formal and informal education, pedagogies commonly found in environmental education, and why environmental education is important. Amy stands on her soapbox of restoration education and Kyle even COMPARES experiential education to mRNA vaccines.

1hr 5mins

14 Mar 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 2 - Geology

Geology! It's more than rocks! Kyle leads a rousing discussion on what geology is, the history of the field, and what studying geology looks like. You won't want to miss it! Our audio was wonky in this episode too, but we fixed it in Episode 3. 

52mins

28 Feb 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 1 - What is Science?

We set the stage for the rest of our episodes by discussing what science is. We talk about definitions, science identity, and Indigenous science in a winding conversation. Our audio was a little wonky, and our second episode will be as well since we recorded it at the same time as this one. We plan to work on making it better in episode 3 though! 

56mins

14 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 0 - Introductions

Welcome to Source to Sink! We're excited that you're here. We spend 20 minutes or so to introduce to podcast and ourselves. Looking forward to learning more with you! 

22mins

14 Feb 2021

Rank #10