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Animal Rights Activists

Katie wraps up activist month talking about 4 amazing animal activist gals. Learn about Caroline Earle White who started animal shelters, Margaret Murie who was the grandmother of the conservation movement, Harriet Hemenway who co-founded the Audubon Society, and Genesis Butler the young lady who is on the scene right now daring us (AND THE […]

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Wilma Mankiller

Activist month continues with the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller. Gloria Steinem once said that if our country was more fair this woman would have been President of the United States. Wilma was one of the native peoples who reclaimed and occupied Alcatraz Island for 19 months. Learn about this inspirational […]

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Isabella Bird

Climb the mountain! Pet the peacock! This is the advice from the drunk gal-pals, that might not be the best to follow. However, Katie tells about an English explorer who traveled all around the world. One adventure the locals trapped her in a house and set it on fire! Learn about the lady who was […]

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Vote For New Explorer Books!

Every month we have a research theme. We gather the books we have in the collection and the Gal’s Pals research for the Gal’s Guide Podcast. Sometimes we have holes in the collection where we could use more materials have better diversity in the theme. This is where YOU come in! We’ll post a short […]

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Hope Jahren

The gal pals get really excited talk about their favorite childhood tree! Then Katie brings us up to speed on the amazing work of Geobiologist, Hope Jahren. Hope is the author of two books Lab Girl and our book club pick The Story of More. Learn about this Minnesota gal and her superpower for the […]

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Deb Haaland

Rebecca talks about the newly sworn-in Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland. Deb is the first Native American in the role! Learn about this 35th generation New Mexican as well as how the gal pals have reconnected with nature during the lockdown.  Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, […]

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Inge Lehmann

The Gal Pals talk about their adventures in recycling, fickle pickles, and the Danish Semiologist, Inge Lehmann. Journey with us to the lady who discovered what is in the enter of the Earth – with science! Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Rebecca Berfanger and Leah Leach Leah […]

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The Gal-Pals have settled into the new library space and are ready to get their hands dirty learning about environmental gals. Leah is up first with the “Grande Dame of the Everglades” Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She talks about how she yelled a man for dropping his pen and how she made us want to save […]

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Mollie Beattie

Rebecca talks about the first-ever female head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mollie Beattie. This gal released grey wolves back into Yellowstone and had the best day ever when she returned a bald eagle the environment. The gal-pals also talk about what 2 animals they would breed together. Snats anyone? YouTube Version Show […]