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Blue Dot 231: Sustainability at Monterey Bay Aquarium: A Conversation with Claudia Pineda Tibbs


Dave visits with the Sustainability Director at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Claudia Pineda Tibbs as they discuss the many ways that the iconic oceanic environmental education facility fosters responsible ways to conduct its outreach and operations.

Claudia works to make sure that the aquarium in Pacific Grove that is famously housed in an old cannery from the "Cannery Row" era made famous by John Steinbeck, walks the walk when it comes to sustainability education and operations at the facility.

Claudia has also been a leader in making sure that people of color, particularly the LatinX community that lives in the region are included in the activities and educational outreach that makes the aquarium such an integral part of the Monterey Bay area.

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.