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Nature All Around Me

28 EpisodesProduced by Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily BondsWebsite

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.

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Ep. 28 Sara Steffen: Ethnobotany, Monarch Butterflies, and more!

July 5th, 2022


Sara was born and raised in southern California. Her love of natural resources was instilled at a young age while growing up horseback riding, camping, and spending time outdoors. Her passion for the environment and …

Ep. 27 Audrey Holloway: Marine Education and Shark Conservation

May 31st, 2022


Audrey Holloway is an Environmental Stewardship Teacher here at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, where she teaches in our all-outdoor preschool …

Ep. 26 Making the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer, with Thermo Fisher Scientific feat. Linda Hammond, PhD

February 23rd, 2022

Today we welcome Dr. Linda Hammond. Visit Thermo Fisher here.

Linda is a Board Member here at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, elected in 2021. She has worked in Carlsbad at Thermo Fisher Scientific since 2014. …

Ep. 25 Renee Junge: Sustainability with Bumble Bee Seafood

January 25th, 2022


Today we welcome Renee Junge. Renee is a Carlsbad resident and joined the AHLF board in 2021. Renee serves as the Vice President, Corporate Brand …

Ep. 24 Giving Season Updates from AHLF

December 21st, 2021

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Podcast website: Nature All Around Me

The Foundation’s website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969

This Giving Season, The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF), has a lot to be …

Ep. 23 Under-SEE feat. Joe Cooper

November 30th, 2021


Today, we welcome Joe Cooper of Under-SEE and we are excited to learn more about Under-SEE, uROV’s, MPA’s, and marine education. Joe Cooper is the owner of Under-See, an on-and-below water services provider for coastal …

Ep. 22 Connecting with Nature All Over the United States feat. The Ecology School

August 24th, 2021


This is Emily Bonds and today, I welcome my sister Leanna Bonds who’s the Development Manager at The Ecology School located in Saco, Maine. 

Contact …

Ep. 21 The History of Recreation on the Lagoon

July 21st, 2021


We welcome Josh Cantor today and are excited to learn a little bit about the history, current offerings, and all the recreational opportunities you can find at the lagoon, which goes hand in hand with our environmental …

Ep. 20 Raptor Reveal with Emily Watts

June 9th, 2021


Today we are unveiling our Raptors that arrived several weeks ago.

The Raptors came to us through Raptor Institute who was on Episode 2. I highly recommend you listening to it for a rich background. We are excited for …

Ep. 19 Mastodons in Carlsbad

May 25th, 2021


We welcome Dr. Tom Deméré, the Director of the Department of Paleo Services and curator of Paleontology at the SD Natural History Museum, the NAT.

Ep. 18 Birding at the Discovery Center - LIVE

April 27th, 2021


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 …

Ep. 17 EcoArts Foundation & Let's Talk About the Weather Podcast

April 13th, 2021


Ashley Mazanec is the Founding Director of the EcoArts Foundation here in North County.

By celebrating imaginative eco-themed content, the EcoArts …

Ep.16 “Spring-ing” into New Exhibits at the Discovery Center

March 30th, 2021


Learn about the blooming and buzzing upgrades that are happening at the Discovery Center, or DC for short.  The DC provides an extraordinary …

Ep. 15 Shazeebo Shades at Agua Hedionda Lagoon

March 9th, 2021


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. …

Ep.14 Caulerpa Taxifolia aka The Killer Algae

February 23rd, 2021


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 …

Ep. 13 Preschool Playdates Program at Agua Hediodna Lagoon

February 10th, 2021


Today we welcome Emily, our Programs Coordinator at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and pioneer of our Preschool Playdates Program. Preschool Playdates is …

Ep. 12 A Day in the Life of Ms. Smarty-Plants™

January 26th, 2021


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 …

Ep. 11 Virtual Discovery Center Tour with COO Samantha Richter

January 13th, 2021


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 …

Ep. 10 Birding at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon & Beyond

December 29th, 2020


Today we welcome Rick Grove. Mr. Grove currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services for the Carlsbad Unified School …

Ep. 9 Stewardship Poseidon Style featuring Jessica Jones

December 16th, 2020


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 …

Ep. 8 Kelly Cardenas: Nature, Business, and Life Balancers

December 1st, 2020


Kelly Cardenas has been a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems for 20+ years. 10 years working alongside, opening, and directing salons …

Ep 7. Al Cerda Jr.: The History of the Luiseno

November 17th, 2020


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 …

Ep. 6 Carolyn Lieberman: US Fish & Wildlife and the Agua Hedionda Lagoon

November 4th, 2020


Samantha Richter, COO of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) interviews Carolyn Lieberman, the Southern California Coastal Program Coordinator …

Ep. 5 Andrew Vergeer: Awesome Aquaponics

October 20th, 2020


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 …

Ep. 4 Mark Drawbridge: Swimming with Seabass

October 6th, 2020


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 …

Ep. 3 Anne Spindel: Talk About Trees

September 22nd, 2020


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 …

Ep. 2 Danny Sedevic: Raptor Wrap-Up

September 8th, 2020


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 …

Ep. 1 Monarch Migration

August 22nd, 2020


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 …

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