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Blue Dot: No Boundaries and restoring the Everglades: National Geographic's Clare Fieseler with marine bioengineer Kakani Katija and Orvis Company President Simon Perkins

Kakani Katija (second from right) is on a research cruise for MBARI.
Kakani Katija (second from right) is on a research cruise for MBARI.

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Clare Fieseler, the co-author of a new National Geographic kids book, No Boundaries: 25 Women Scientists and Explorers share Adventures, Inspiration and Advice. 

Clare brings aboard marine bioengineer Kakani Katijia from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). They discuss the joys and challenges of women working in the sciences and exploring our natural world, as well as dispensing great advice for parents and kids interested in pursuing careers in the natural sciences.

In the final segment, Dave is joined by the President of the Orvis Company, Simon Perkins, to talk about an ambitious project to restore natural freshwater flows to one of the world's most important and threatened wetlands: the Everglades.

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.