Love Nature? Listen to this!

For immediate release ‐ November 17, 2020

Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request

“Love Nature: The Biophilia Podcast,” co-hosted by Museum Director and CEO Dr. Eric Dorfman and Museum Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Dan Dombrowski, centers around the Biophilia Hypothesis, which suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. E.O. Wilson, who introduced and popularized the hypothesis in his 1984 book, “Biophilia,” was the podcast’s first guest. For more information visit https://thebiophiliapodcast.org/; to listen, visit https://anchor.fm/thebiophiliapodcast.

Season One Schedule

Dr. E.O. Wilson with a group of children.

Sep. 15, 2020: Meet Legendary Biologist E.O. Wilson
Guest: Dr. E.O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard

Listen to Episode 1: Meet Legendary Biologist E.O. Wilson
Read the transcript of Episode 1: E.O. Wilson Part 1.

Dr. E.O. Wilson in the field.

Sep. 22, 2020: E.O. Wilson and the Half-Earth Project
Guest: Dr. E.O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard

Listen to Episode 2: E.O. Wilson and the Half-Earth Project
Read the transcript of Episode 2: E.O. Wilson Part 2.

Dr. Rob Dunn

Sep. 29, 2020: Studying the Species in Peoples’ Lives
Guest: Dr. Rob Dunn, Professor of Applied Ecology at NC State University

Listen to Episode 3: Studying the Species in Peoples' Lives

Pat Simmons

Oct. 6, 2020: The World’s Largest Natural Habitat Zoo
Guest: Pat Simmons, Director & CEO of the North Carolina Zoological Park

Listen to Episode 4: The World’s Largest Natural Habitat Zoo

Dr. Adrian Smith giving a public presentation.

Oct. 20, 2020: Lights, Camera … Ants!
Guest: Dr. Adrian Smith, Head of the Museum’s Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Research Lab

Listen to Episode 5: Lights, Camera … Ants!

Dr. Greg Lewbart at Puerto Chino.

Nov. 3, 2020: Cold Nose, Warm Heart
Guest: Greg Lewbart, MS, VMD, Dipl. ACZM & ECZM, Professor of Aquatic Animal Medicine at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Listen to Episode 6: Cold Nose, Warm Heart

Dr. Greg Lewbart at Puerto Chino.

Nov. 17, 2020: Urban Nature
Guest: Deja Perkins: urban ecologist, advocate for nature exploration and a co-organizer of Black Birders Week.

Listen to Episode 7: Urban Nature

Eric and Dan.

December 2, 2020: Meet the Hosts
Guests: Dr. Eric Dorfman, Director and CEO of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Dr. Dan Dombrowski, the Museum’s Chief Veterinarian. Guest Host: Chris Smith, curator of the SECU Daily Planet.

Listen to Episode 8: Meet the Hosts

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