WCRS Podcast - youthbeat

Children and Nature - July 9, 2018

This week we feature highlights from St Paul, Minnesota. We learn about the work of the organization, efforts to make the movement to get kids outside more diverse and inclusive, and conference happenings.

26:55 minutes (24.65 MB)

Youth Empowerment - July 2, 2018

In the spirit of Independence Day, we explore an organization run by youth for youth who are politically active known as the Junior State of America. Former JSA State Governor, Weston Lindner, talks with us about how high school students can be civically active and about the benefits that come with being involved in an organization like the JSA. We also take a look at youth voting trends, teaching professionalism to high schoolers in rural schools, and an opportunity for students to express environmental issues to the public through displaying art.

29:17 minutes (40.21 MB)

Connections - June 25, 2018

This week's show is all about connections. Hear personal stories of connecting to nature and how Cleveland Metro Parks is bringing nature to the people through its NatureTracks mobile bus. What is Social Lawn Art? We feature a special project by the OSU class Population, Place, and Environment and artist Jacklyn Brickman held recently on the OSU campus. Social Lawn Art (http//u.osu.edu/sociallawnart) is an innovative way to explore interrelationships between people, communities, and ecosystems through art. Finally, we connect to the wonderful world of birds and what the OSU Ornithology club is doing to promote appreciation of the many birds in Central Ohio and beyond.

25:49 minutes (35.46 MB)

Heritage, Holidays, and Health - June 18, 2018


27:25 minutes (37.66 MB)

Heritage, Holidays, and Health - June 11, 2018


27:25 minutes (37.66 MB)

Happy Eid! This week Youth Beat visits the Azza Sudanese School in Columbus, where we have a chance to learn about the geography, environment, customs, and traditions of Sudan, as well as hear a bit of music from regions throughout the country. We also learn about the HEAL (Healthy Eating and Active Living) program in Cleveland and talk with students from the Rivers Institute at the University of Dayton who share their passion for the outdoors and herpetology.

What's the Buzz? June 4, 2018

Education, information, and pollination. This week's show features bees, butterflies, beetles, birds, and bats. Reporter Nicole Jackson interviews graduate student Colleen Sharkey about the Masters of Environment and Natural Resources degree at OSU and her work on the greening of school yards right here in Central Ohio. Get inspired to get outside and explore nature.

26:51 minutes (36.88 MB)

Downtown Voices - May 28, 2018


26:11 minutes (35.96 MB)

This week, Youth Beat heads into the heart of Columbus to learn more about what all goes on between the skyscrapers. Positively Charged features youth from the Academy of Urban Scholars and Juvenile Justice Coalition who are working to stop community violence in Columbus and planning a memorial in honor of the young people lost to violence. We also meet a local artist who uses his incredible talent as a platform to inspire others and Ohio State student who finds environmental opportunities, even in the city. No matter how long you've lived in Columbus, there's still more to learn: so stay tuned!

Discovery - May 21, 2018

This week Youth Beat is all about discovery. First, we travel to Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve and learn all about bogs, fens, dragonflies, wildflowers, and the amazing nature right here in Central Ohio. Looking for something to do this summer? Camp Canopy is coming up in June with opportunities for high school students to experience a week of camp learning about trees, wildlife, and career opportunities in the environment and natural resources field. Then we're off to Vancouver for a few highlights of the Children and Nature Network conference.

25:11 minutes (23.07 MB)

Discovery - May 14, 2018


25:11 minutes (23.07 MB)

This week Youth Beat is all about discovery. First, we travel to Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve and learn all about bogs, fens, dragonflies, wildflowers, and the amazing nature right here in Central Ohio. Looking for something to do this summer? Camp Canopy is coming up in June with opportunities for high school students to experience a week of camp learning about trees, wildlife, and career opportunities in the environment and natural resources field. Then we're off to Vancouver for a few highlights of the Children and Nature Network conference.

Bottles & Blades - May 7, 2018

This week Youth Beat tackles the familiar and the unfamiliar. We'll take a trip to a lovely local park system, where a Naturalist and her student walk us through a program on recycling. Then we'll head to every kid's dream: sword practice. Come explore the new, the old, and the in between. Eco-Beat features a story on environmental injustice and prison populations. Plus our weekly Creature Feature and Quote.

24:04 minutes (22.05 MB)
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