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Author: Co-hosts Samantha Richter and Lisa Rodman

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Nature all Around Me invites persons of all ages and backgrounds to ground themselves in the environment that the Agua Hedionda Lagoon provides through experiential learning.
Produced by Heard Not Seen Media, Inc.
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Today we will be doing a Bird Walk at the beautiful Discovery Center with Mr. Rick Grove. You might remember Rick from Episode 10. He and COO Samantha Richter talked about the many birds you see and hear on these bird walks.  For a refresher about Mr. Grove; he currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services for the Carlsbad Unified School District. He is on the board of directors of Carlsbad Hi Noon Rotary. Rick is also a wedding Officiant. Where does his love for our feathered friends come from? His Biology degree from Occidental College is where his first interest in birds came from and it has grown into quite a robust hobby. We thank Rick for his contributions to the center and are delighted that the walks have started up again.  Sit back and enjoy the sounds of the birds and Rick as he takes a group of birders on this exploration of the Discovery Center trail. You will also enjoy the narration of Mr. John Biethan producer of our podcasts. Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969 Podsafe Music by Geovane Bruno, Tremembé/Brasil
Ashley Mazanec is the Founding Director of the EcoArts Foundation here in North County. By celebrating imaginative eco-themed content, the EcoArts Arts Foundation aims to provoke audiences -- policymakers, scientists, artists, and citizens -- to create vibrant, thriving ecosystems. EcoArts engages a diverse community from elementary school students to international eco artists via events, programs, and educational media. About Ashley:  Ashley is an environmental policy and nonprofit professional, eco-art educator, and musician committed to optimizing human and environmental health. She founded EcoArts Foundation in 2016 She was a sustainability advisor to the city of Del Mar and the assistant Executive Director of the San Diego Energy District.  Visit EcoArtsFoundation.org for more information. Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969 Podsafe Music by Geovane Bruno, Tremembé/Brasil
Learn about the blooming and buzzing upgrades that are happening at the Discovery Center, or DC for short.  The DC provides an extraordinary collection of hands-on nature activities that allow visitors to “taste nature” experiencing both the lagoon and the ecological reserve that resides in Carlsbad. Located on the Eastern end of the lagoon, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) and operates this amazing teaching hub to inform the public about how each and every individual can interact with this beautiful estuary serving all of North County; open seven days a week.   Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Shazeebo is a high-quality shade sail company, located in San Marcos Ca. founded by Patrick Howe. More than a company though, Shazeebo prides itself in quality, communication, education, community, and giving back. Shazeebo has upgraded the Discovery Center’s outdoor spaces to their impeccable shade sails, which allows us to carry out our mission of inspiring people through education and outreach to preserve the lagoon as a healthy and accessible watershed.  Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Eric Munoz is a former board member of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon; president from 2006-2011; volunteer of the year 2012; and then rejoined the Board as fellow director from 2013-2017. He is the author of Caulerpa Conquest. Eric has twenty-five years of public and private sector planning experience. From 1988 to 2005 he worked for the Carlsbad Planning Department, which included being the staff liaison between the City and the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team 2000 to 2005.  He then was the Director of Planning with Hofman Planning and Engineering, a position he has held since 2005. And most recently he is the Chief Development Officer of the Palm Springs Surf Club.  About the Novel, Caulerpa Conquest: Rarely have global battles in the war on invasive species been successful. Even tougher is fighting a mutant genetic clone of a natural counterpart on a marine coast. The first known Western Hemisphere detection of the invasive seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia occurred in Southern California, at San Diego County's Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Caulerpa Conquest is the true story of 2000 to 2006 precedent-setting local eradication effort inspired by missed opportunities and lessons learned from the Mediterranean Sea. City staff planner, designated agency liaison, lagoon foundation president, and agent for continued creative outreach through 2015, Eric Noel Muñoz connects the dots from local lagoon waters to foreign coastlines, including Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, France, and Monaco. Books by Eric, on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cSPx6q  Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Today we welcome Emily, our Programs Coordinator at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and pioneer of our Preschool Playdates Program. Preschool Playdates is offered Monday - Friday 9 am to 1 pm and includes environmental education and literacy, a craft made from recycled materials, outdoor play, and more! Emily grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and her love for the great outdoors developed at a young age. The warm weather and ocean drew Emily to Southern California, where she attended Chapman University. She received her B.A. in Integrated Education Studies with an emphasis in Leadership Studies and a Minor in Environmental Science. She also studied abroad in Turks and Caicos Island, where she studied marine science and tourism. Her passion for outdoor education and marine science drew her to the AHLF Discovery Center for their Academy of Environmental Stewardship. Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Today we welcome Pam Meisner from the Water Conservation Garden in Escondido. Pam is a lifelong educator with over forty years of teaching experience and is affectionately known as Ms. Smarty-Plants™ to the nearly 80,000 students and adults that she reaches each year with fun, interactive, education, and conservation programs. Over a decade ago, Pam founded Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at The Water Conservation Garden in East San Diego, and within five years, the program received the highest leadership honor by the State of California; the GEELA Award for environmental education. With the support of passionate individuals, key partners, and a welcoming community, The Water Conservation Garden was created as a showcase destination for San Diego’s responsible use of natural resources in the landscape. It is located in El Cajon, California. The Water Conservation Garden has six acres of trails that demonstrate water conservation through a series of beautiful, themed gardens, and their mission is to inspire positive change in the living environment through the conservation of water and other natural resources. Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation takes you on a walking listening tour of Agua Hediodna Lagoon Foundation’s Discovery Center. Learn about the history of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and Discovery Center, current and future exhibits, milestones, and much much more as you immerse yourself in the offerings of the Discovery Center.  The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, a non-profit 501c3, operates the Discovery Center, an extraordinaire collection of hands-on nature activities that allow visitors to “taste nature” experiencing both the lagoon and the ecological reserve that resides in Carlsbad. We are located on the Eastern end of the lagoon, and operate this amazing teaching hub to inform the public about how each and every individual can interact with this beautiful estuary serving all of North County; open seven days a week.  This magnificent community nature center hosts an award-winning Environmental Education School Program, as well as lectures, bird walks, festivals, summer camps, and other ecofriendly events throughout the year.   Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Today we welcome Rick Grove. Mr. Grove currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services for the Carlsbad Unified School District. He is a Board member of the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club, and former President of the Risk and Insurance Management Joint Powers Authority for San Diego and Imperial County Schools. But his degree in Biology from Occidental College and love of natural history are why you can find him leading the monthly bird walks at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. Rick discusses his history with birding, species found in and around the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, and how San Diego is the “Birdiest” city. He also sheds light on the different apps you can use to track birds as well as citizen science efforts surrounding this hobby. Get the app https://ebird.org/home  Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Jessica Jones is the Director of Community Relations at Poseidon Water, the owner of the desalination plant on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Ms. Jones has been leading the media relations, outreach, community education, and other development activities for the Carlsbad and Huntington Beach Desalination Plants since 2000, is on the Board of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary, SD League of Women’s Voters and CalDesal. Poseidon’s vision is to be the partner of choice for local governments and industrial water users interested in investments in water infrastructure projects at a lower cost and reduced risk. They provide state-of-the-art technology, management expertise, and innovative financing solutions to meet their customer’s need for clean, fresh water in challenging environments. Specifically, The Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, located on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon is a 50 million gallon per seawater desalination plant located adjacent to the Encina Power Station. Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969 Production Notes Libsyn Author: Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or... Libsyn Author: Lisa Rodman, CEO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
Kelly Cardenas has been a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems for 20+ years. 10 years working alongside, opening, and directing salons for the Global Artistic Director of Paul Mitchell, and has given a unique perspective of elite service in the professional beauty industry. He has been involved with The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation for two years. Last year, he gave his time and coached us here at the foundation challenging our thoughts and ways of interacting with each other and our customers. He helped shape our Core Values through his inspirational coaching. Kelly believes in getting involved in his community; he definitely walks his talk.  In today’s episode, we will learn a little bit about him, his business, and his involvement in the Carlsbad community and subsequently our Foundation. As well as the benefits of nature in business and in life through his book, 6 indicators for business and life.   Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Lisa Rodman CEO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) interviews Al Cerda Jr., a past Board Member of the AHLF, Luiseño Indian, and past Volunteer of the Year for the Foundation. Al has been involved with the Lagoon Foundation for more than 15 years in various aspects and is the ultimate volunteer assisting in day to day activities, trail maintenance, events, and bringing Native Luiseño education and demonstrations to the Discovery Center (DC). This episode will feature the history of the Luiseño Indian people on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Al’s involvement and knowledge. The Luiseño are indigenous people of Southern California compromised of 6 different federally acknowledged bands: La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, Pala Band of Luiseño Indians, Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, and Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. Additionally, the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseños is organized and active in northern San Diego County but is not currently recognized by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) interviews Carolyn Lieberman, the Southern California Coastal Program Coordinator for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS has a local office in Carlsbad and a history of working on projects with the Lagoon Foundation. This episode will discuss their partnership with an ongoing project, the eradication of an invasive species Algerian Sea Lavender (Limonium ramosissimum) in the Agua Hedionda Watershed.  The USFWS is a bureau within the Department of the Interior with the objectives of: Assisting in the development and application of an environmental stewardship ethic for our society, based on ecological principles, scientific knowledge of fish and wildlife, and a sense of moral responsibility. Guide the conservation, development, and management of the Nation's fish and wildlife resources. Administer a national program to provide the public opportunities to understand, appreciate, and wisely use fish and wildlife resources. Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Lisa Rodman, CEO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) interviews Andrew Vergeer from Go Green Aquaponics. GoGreen Aquaponics is a local business in Escondido, North County providing a one-stop-shop for all things aquaponics – supplies, custom systems, and most importantly, education. Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in nutrient solution). The many benefits of Aquaponics include: sustainable farming, small-scale agriculture, local organic farming, year-round farming, and education – aquaponics is a great way to teach biology, physics, and sustainability. GoGreen Aquaponics is getting ready to install a new custom-built system at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation to be used as a tool in our STEAM learning programs.  Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969 Lisa Rodman, CEO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) interviews Mark Drawbridge of Hubbs Sea World Research Institute (HSWRI). Mark is the Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Sustainable Seafood Program at the Institute. HSWRI is a non-profit scientific research organization committed to conserving and renewing marine life to ensure a healthier planet. The Institute began in 1963 when Milton C. Shedd, one of the visionary founders of SeaWorld, recognized the importance of developing and nurturing a non-profit research foundation with the vision “to return to the sea some measure of the benefits derived from it.” In 1995, the Leon Raymond Hubbard Jr. Marine Fish Hatchery was established in Carlsbad, CA, right on our very own Agua Hedionda Lagoon.  Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969 Program Notes Author: Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
Anne Spindel, a “Legendary Local of Carlsbad” and coined “Tree Lady”  joins Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) CEO, Lisa Rodman to discuss all things trees. Anne’s work with the Forest Foundation brought her into the Agua Hedionda realm as an edutainer for our Environmental Stewardship Academy Programs through the program “Talk About Trees”. Anne also teaches native plant courses, naturalist hikes within our Academy, and guest lectures to the public.  Anne is passionate about the environment and educating students and parents alike about the importance of trees and environmental stewardship. Here she will talk about the many features, benefits, and science behind trees in California.   Links Mentioned In This Episode Anne Spindel, The Forest Foundation. Anne Spindel in the book “Legendary Locals of Carlsbad” on Amazon. One of Anne’s favorite local parks, Holiday Park in Carlsbad. Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969 Lisa Rodman, CEO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
Danny Sedevic, CEO and founder of the Raptor Institute, joins COO Samantha Richter of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) to present listeners with all the soaring facts about Raptors in San Diego. Raptors, more commonly known as Birds of Prey are not dinosaurs, to most children's immediate disbelief. Raptors are present commonly throughout San Diego, and many species are seen every day. The popular Barn Owl is a crowd favorite.  Danny tells you a little bit about his background, why he founded the Raptor Institute as well as when and where to find these amazing species. The Raptor Institute provides outreach, education, and research on raptor species and details can be found on their website here https://raptorinstitute.org/.  Danny Sedevic, Raptor Institute. Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) tells you about her and the Foundation's journey in rearing monarch butterflies. Fun facts are instilled within the listening, and suggestions on how everyone can help save this species.  Monarch butterflies are one of the most recognizable and well-studied butterflies on the planet, yet they are diminishing due to loss of habitat. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation successfully hatched multiple monarch butterflies by planting milkweed (their only food source for the caterpillars) and controlling their surroundings, resulting in a summer full of caterpillars, chrysalises and butterflies.  Contact The Show Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969
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