Multimedia Presentations: The Natural Laboratory Audio Podcasts

The Natural Laboratory is a series of podcasts, videos, audio-slide shows, and other multimedia presentations produced by Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center Science Communication Interns from 2007 to 2012 exploring science from Bay Area National Parks. The audio podcasts are presented on this page, below. Visit our The Natural Laboratory Videos page to view the videos and audio-slide shows.

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In December 2020, Point Reyes National Seashore, the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center, and Point Reyes National Seashore Association revived The Natural Laboratory podcast series, initially focusing on the Woodward Fire. In "The Legacy of Fire at Point Reyes," Science Communication Intern Jerimiah Oetting dives into how the Woodward fire compares to its predecessor, the 1995 Vision fire. He also explores how climate change and fire suppression drive the increasing intensity of wildfire in the West. In "New Growth," Jerimiah speaks with fire ecologists and botanists about what that recovery will look like in the coming months and years, and what we can learn from Indigenous practices of managing the landscape with fire. In "How Wildlife Withstand Wildfires," Jerimiah speaks to park scientists to learn how certain vulnerable species might be impacted by wildfires. Visit our new The Natural Laboratory podcast page to listen to these new podcasts.

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Supported by Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Support for The Natural Laboratory comes from Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA), whose mission is to work with the National Park Service to preserve and protect Point Reyes National Seashore for current and future generations. Each year, PRNSA funds vital projects across the park, including those explored in this podcast series. We couldn’t do this without them, and they couldn’t do it without support from generous donors. Visit their website to learn more.

Last updated: January 30, 2021

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