Podcast: BackyardBio & iNaturalist with Jesse Hildebrand : Fizzics Education


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Podcast: BackyardBio & iNaturalist with Jesse Hildebrand

Podcast: BackyardBio & iNaturalist with Jesse Hildebrand


Imagine bringing citizen science to your students & contributing your images of local wildlife globally in an effort to help educate and inspire the next generation of wildlife explorers! We chat with Jesse Hildebrand from Exploring by the Seat of your Pants to learn more.

Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

About Jesse Hildebrand

Jesse Hildebrand in the snow filming himself with a smart phone

Jesse Hildebrand is the VP of Education for Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants, a global education non-profit that connects scientists and explorers to kids through 40+ monthly live, free, interactive programs (exploringbytheseat.com). Their full library of 2500 past programs featuring divers, mountaineers, conservationists, astronauts and more is on Youtube

Jesse is the lead on their BackyardBio global nature campaign run every May, which gets kids outdoors observing, documenting and sharing all the local wildlife that lives near them through social media (#backyardbio), iNaturalist and through direct international teacher connections facilitated through their website

Students in a classroom with their hands up whilst talking with a presenter on a big screen during a web conference

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Recommended books

  • Regeneration
  • Drawdown
  • Under a White Sky (for adults)
  • An Immense World
  •  A Short History of Nearly Everything

With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It’s not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it’s about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

Hosted by Ben Newsome

Ben Newsome


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