Have I mentioned how psyched I am about this science series of the podcast? Today is another new episode with Becky Friesen!
Becky is currently studying butterfly response to forest fires in Mexico (!) and oh my GOSH do we talk about a lot of good stuff in this episode.
You can scratch your travel itch by hearing about Becky’s field work experiences.
She gives us her definition of conservation - then takes it a step further and highlights the importance of looking at political, social, and economic barriers to conservation.
We chat about environmental justice and how to respect the places we’re recreating, studying, and traveling.
Get ready for a TON of resources coming your way!
Fill your social media with news sites that amplify voices that are different than yours - Becky suggests Wear Your Voice, Mongabay, The Conversation, Vox, and How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch as great places to start.
Majora Carters TED Talk, “Greening the Ghetto,” is a must hear on the topic of environmental justice
Looking for some videos to entertain and educate you further? Becky’s got a list of her favorite YouTube videos that you might find interesting.
Becky was on another podcast (that I love) recently, so be sure to listen to the Global Caveat episode with Becky