In our first segment, you’ll hear Locally-Sourced Science contributor Mark Sarvary. He went to view the documentary “Dirt Rich”. In his feature, Mark plays a little of the film and speaks with the organizers and invited panelists (New York Soil Health Co-PI David Wolfe, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming executive director Elizabeth Gabriel, and Remembrance Farm co-owner Nathaniel Thompson) who are teaching that the soil ecosystem is the largest carbon sink that we can increase quickly.
Later on in the show, you’ll hear Meaghan McElroy’s
interview of Chris Sinton, Associate Professor and
Chair, Environmental Studies and Science at Ithaca College. He talks
about why it is important for communities to retain forests as a way to help
mitigate climate change.
Producer: Esther Racoosin
Producer “Dirt Rich” Segment: Mark Sarvary
Producer of Chris Sinton
interview: Meaghan McElroy
In this episode of Locally-Sourced Science, we feature a guest podcast from four college undergraduates who took part in a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Marty Alani, Erica Sawyer, Stefanos Stravoravdis, and Chris Morales Farfan, guest producers for Locally-Sourced Science, talk about their summer research, their thoughts about plant science and what kinds of science experiences they will seek out in the future.
Later on in the episode, we interview Dr. Luisa Torres, about her summer experience participating in the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship. During her fellowship, Luisa was an intern at National Public Radio, or NPR, and wrote for the NPR blogs NPR’s blogs ‘Shots’, ‘goats and soda’ and ‘The Salt’.
Finally, Patricia Waldron reports on local science events.
In this episode of Locally Sourced Science we talk with Dr. Avery August and Dr. Melanie Ragin about the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Cornell University Research Transfer program (CURT), which helps transfer students at Cornell University to gain vital experience in undergraduate research.
We’ll also discuss different ways to access solar energy in the Finger Lakes Area with Erica Herman, an energy educator from Get Your GreenBack Tompkins