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Nature Now #432
Alex Gagnon

(First airdate: October 8, 2019) Host Nan Evans talks with Alex Gagnon, UW Chemical Oeanographer about Coral Reefs.

Nature Now #431
Declining Bird Populations

(First airdate: October 2, 2019) Responding to a new report on declining bird populations, Christie Lassen and Nature Now host Mary Robson discuss some local occurrences and ideas for helping bird habitat.

Nature Now #430
Intertidal Citizen Science Project

(Reprise airdate: September 25, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Betsy Carlson, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and Michael Siddel, Americorps volunteer and the Citizen Science Lab Educator, about the ongoing efforts of citizen scientists to learn more about the intertidal habitats along our shores.

Nature Now #429
Lucas Hart on Forage Fish, Part 1

(First airdate: September 18, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with Lucas Hart, Director of the NW Straits Commission, about their current projects. Part 1 of the two part program airs this week, and focuses on forage fish.

Nature Now #428
Plastic Trash in the Ocean

(Reprise airdate: September 11, 2019) Nan Evans visits with Janine Boire, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to talk about plastic pollution in the oceans.

Nature Now #427
Bats and Carnivores

(First airdate: September 4, 2019) Mary Robson talks with wildlife experts Lorna and Darrell Smith about identifying bats and teaching about carnivores.

Nature Now #425
Wolves in Washington

(First airdate: August 21, 2019) Mary Robson interviews wildlife biologists Lorna and Darrell Smith about the difficulties of protecting wolf populations, and other factors influencing the survival of ‘heritage’ carnivores.

Nature Now #424
Endangered Butterflies

(Encore airdate: August 14, 2019) Debaran Kelso hosts a rebroadcast of show #207 “Endangered Butterflies and Prairie Restoration” with host Kate Dwyer and guest Ted Thomas, senior ecologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Nature Now #422
Unseen Life in the Oceans, Part 2

(Reprise airdate: July 31, 2019) Dr. Virginia Armbrust, Director of the University of Washington School of Oceonography, joins host Nan Evans to talk about the weird world of microscopic organisms that populate the world’s oceans, and why we should know about them and even care.

Nature Now #421
PT Marine Science Center’s Intertidal Citizen Science Project

(First airdate: July 24, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Betsy Carlson, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, and Michael Siddel, Americorps volunteer and the Citizen Science Lab Educator, about the ongoing efforts of citizen scientists to learn more about the intertidal habitats along our shores.

Nature Now #419
Insects (Part 1)

(First airdate: July 10, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with entomologist Richard Lewis about insects (part 1 of a two part show).

Nature Now #418
All About Tufted Puffins

(First airdate: July 3, 2019) Host Nan Evans and guest Steve Grace, a local naturalist, relive their excursion on a recent Port Townsend Marine Science Center Puffin Cruise – they saw tufted puffins and more around Smith Island.

Nature Now #417
čičməhán Trail

(First airdate: June 26, 2019) Host Mary Robson discusses with Celeste Dybeck (S’Klallam elder) and Lys Burden the new čičməhán (Chetzemoka) Trail demonstrating the S’Klallam presence in Port Townsend.

Nature Now #416
Nick Zentner

(First airdate: June 19, 2019) Host Mary Robson journeys 40 million years back with geologist Nick Zentner to describe oceanic plates.

Nature Now #415
Bird Migration, part 2

(First airdate: June 12, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso hosts Part 2 of an interview with Dr. Geoff Hammerson, on the wonders of bird migration (this is part 2 of a 2-part show).

Nature Now #414
Currents and Climate Change

(First airdate: May 29, 2019) Nan Evans talks with physical oceanographer, Dr. Peter Rhines, about ocean currents, the impacts of living on a revolving planet and climate change.

Nature Now #413
Eat Like a Bird

(First airdate: May 22, 2019) Mary Robson and Christie Lassen of the Wild Birds Unlimited in Gardiner chat about how birds cache food and how they find it.

Nature Now #411
Bird Migration, part 1

(First airdate: May 8, 2019) Host Debaran Kelso speaks with Dr. Geoff Hammerson on different aspects of bird migration (this is part 1 of a 2-part show). 

Nature Now #410
Impact of Orbiting on Oceans and More

(First airdate: May 1, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Port Townsend resident and retired oceanography professor, Dr. Peter Rhines, about what being on the Earth traveling through the universe means for the behavior of our oceans, atmosphere and life itself.

Nature Now #409
Controlling Noxious Weeds

(First airdate: April 24, 2019) It’s time to start looking for troublesome weeds – with the guidance of Yoost Besjin, coordinator of the Noxious Weed Board of  Jefferson County.

Nature Now #408
Reviving Pinto Abalone Population

(First airdate: April 17, 2019) Nan Evans talks with Port Townsend Marine Science Center aquarist Ali Redman and “abalone mom” Dana Africa about efforts to bring health to our decimated population of Pinto Abalone through helping to rear baby abalone for eventual release back into the wild waters of the Salish Sea.