Science

STEM vs STEAM and Why it Matters

What is the difference between STEM and STEAM? This is a common question. That’s why episode 18 of This Green Planet is about the difference between the two!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing the importance of encouraging STEM and STEAM education. Some of the talking points I go over in this…

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How to Start a Green Business

With two green companies, I love being able to encourage other women to start their businesses with a green mindset. That’s why episode 17 of This Green Planet is about how to start a green business!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing actionable steps you can take right now to start a…

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Make Your Current Business Greener

It doesn’t matter how big or small your business is, you can make a difference by going green or making it more environmentally friendly. That’s why episode 16 of This Green Planet is about making your current business greener!  In this episode of This Green Planet, I’m sharing the importance of aligning with your values…

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Growing and Protecting the World’s Bee Population with JP Mackey

J.P. Mackey is a 12-year-old nature-lover and founder of Bumble Bracelets, a “buzz-ness” he created to raise funds to help save the bees, the number one most valuable species on the planet. J.P. handmakes each bracelet to order, with gemstones and beads including lapis lazuli, labradorite, Amazonite, Czech glass, and agate, among others. Each bracelet…

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35+ STEM Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Students

Are you feeling stuck trying to figure out what STEM resources to check out for your family? This episode is going to be a little different as Penny Bauder shares her favorite STEM podcasts, blogs, and games that the entire family can enjoy. Penny is an environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur and author. She’s worked as a climate…

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Building Math Confidence in Girls with Brittany Rhodes

Brittany Rhodes is the creator of the Black Girl MATHgic Box, the first and only monthly subscription box curated to increase math confidence and decrease math anxiety in girls on a 3rd-8th grade math skill level. Each box contains a relevant and engaging math activity booklet, items to support the activities, an affirmation to inspire…

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Stop Admiring the Problem with Michel Huffaker

Michel began her career as a Chinese Cryptologic Language Analyst in the US Air Force before moving on to become an Intelligence Analyst for the US Departments of Defense and State. She has worked on many sides of the cybersecurity industry — from government, to end user, to vendor. She previously worked with iSIGHT Partners/FireEye,…

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Why is STEM education so important?

Penny is an environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur. She’s worked as a climate scientist, an environmental planner, and a wilderness park ranger. Motivated by a passion to raise a generation of environmental leaders, in 2010 Penny founded Green Kid Crafts, a children’s media company that provides kids around the world with convenient and eco-friendly STEAM activities. Today, it’s…

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STEAM Includes Girls Too with Dr. Adrienne Starks

Dr. Adrienne Starks founded STREAM Innovations, Inc., in 2015 in Birmingham, AL. Under her leadership, their mission has been committed to helping students develop and explore their passion in Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STREAM) by providing exposure, experiences, and engagement with high expectations for their success. This week, episode 10 of This…

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The Future is STEAM with Crystal Emery

Crystal Emery is telling stories to help level the playing field in our world. She is the Founder and CEO of URU The Right To Be, Inc., a nonprofit content production company that addresses issues at the intersection of humanities, arts, and sciences. A producer, director, author, and activist, Emery’s body of work covers a…

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