Podcasts with Park Rangers - A Fossil Day at Florissant - Ranger Jeff Wolin
A Fossil Day at Florissant – PWPR 8
May 28, 2018

Plant and insect fossils and petrified tree stumps are the main attractions at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. But, many visitors leave remembering the unique human history. On this episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers: feuding tour operators, a story about Walt Disney and an inspiring story about a single mother and her homestead.

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Ancestral Puebloan ruins at El Morro on top of the sandstone bluff.
Did you know about this hidden gem outside Albuquerque?
May 23, 2018

El Morro: a hidden gem of the National Park System outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This visitor guide details the historical graffiti, ancestral Puebloan ruins and the hiking available at the Monument!

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Canyonlands National Park - Ranger Shannan Marcak - The Needles District
Canyonlands: The Needles District – PWPR 7
May 21, 2018

The red rock canyons of Utah are some of the most iconic landscapes in the National Park System. In the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, red and orange sandstone spires create a dramatic landscape remote from the luxuries of society. The silence and darkness are a stark contrast to the urban environments most of…

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - Ranger Fred Bunch - Singing Sands
Great Sand Dunes NP: Singing Sands – PWPR 6
May 14, 2018

The tallest sand dunes in North America are located high in the mountains of Colorado. But did you know, they can sing? Great Sand Dunes National Park has many unique features if you know where to find them. With the help of Fred Bunch, the Chief of Resources Management at Great Sand Dunes, we’ll learn…

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Arches National Park - Ranger Heidi Wainer - Parks as Classrooms
Arches NP: Parks As Classrooms – PWPR 5
May 7, 2018

The National Parks are often acclaimed as America’s Greatest Idea. But did you know, our National Parks are also America’s Largest Classroom? At Arches National Park, we talk with Ranger Heidi Wainer about the Canyon Country Outdoor Education program that brings first through sixth graders into the National Parks to learn about science. On this…

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El Malpais National Monument - Ranger Cassie Branstetter - Life Amongst Ancient Lava Flows
El Malpais NM: Life Among Ancient Lava Flow – PWPR 4
April 30, 2018

Ancient lava flows compose a major part of a dramatic and barren landscape at El Malpais National Monument, located in the New Mexico desert just west of Albuquerque. Let’s talk lava flows, lava tubes and geology with Ranger Cassie Branstetter. Life flourishes unexpectedly in this environment, as it adapts to find a way to survive.

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El Morro National Monument - Ranger Wendy Gordge - What it means to leave your mark
El Morro NM: What It Means To Leave Your Mark – PWPR 3
April 27, 2018

A park well known for historical graffiti – El Morro National Monument is a hidden gem of the National Park System. We speak with Ranger Wendy Gordge about the park’s unique history, what it means to leave your mark, and the camel corp.

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Carlsbad Caverns - Ranger Rod Horrocks - Bats, Caves and Microbe Wars
Carlsbad Caverns: Bats, Caves and Microbe Wars – PWPR 2
April 25, 2018

Let’s talk bats, microbes and cave maps! Rod Horrocks is a Physical Scientist and the Chief of Resources Stewardship and Science at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. He loves cave management, cave exploration, and cave mapping. This episode of Podcasts with Park Rangers gets into everything related to Carlsbad Caverns research!

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Carlsbad Caverns: Ranger Katie Crowley - Finding Peace in the Darkness
Carlsbad Caverns: Finding Peace in the Darkness – PWPR 1
April 23, 2018

What’s it like to be a Park Ranger at one of the biggest caves in the US? Let’s explore the other-worldliness of Carlsbad Caverns National Park with Interpretive Park Ranger Katie Crowley to find out. She leads cave tours, helps answer visitor questions, and writes poetry about the sites she sees every day.

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Lose Weight Hiking: I've made a bit of progress. You can see my previously tight jeans are quite loose!
Lose Weight Hiking: 7 Steps To Being The Hiker You Want To Be
April 15, 2018

Seven simple steps on one hiker’s journey to be healthier and lose weight hiking.

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