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Alexandra David Neel

We’ve covered outer space explorers, rocky mountain explorers, deep ocean explorers, now it’s time for an inner-space explorer. Leah is still obsessed with Tibet and talks about the First Buddhist in France who was also the first western woman to reach Lhasa. Learn about the wild explorer whose books and travels inspired the Beat Generation, […]

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Gals of the Bathysphere

Katie learns that some seashells are for taking. Bonnie is missing her rocks. Leah was so poor she stole a napkin. And Amy steals from the Pope. After confessing their crimes, the Gal Pals learn about the gals who went deep diving in a lead ball the size of a yoga ball to research the […]

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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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Cecilia Payne – Gaposchkin

It’s the start of Explorer Gals Month and Katie brought us a mountain cookie, Amy reminds us that no one knows how to pee in public anymore, and Bonnie tells us about a gal who was so smart she was kicked out of school. Explore outer space with astronomer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.  Show Notes & Extras […]

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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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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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Corina Newsome

Amy tells us all about @Hood_Naturalist, Corina Newsome. Corina is not only a biologist who studies sparrows in Georgia but she is one of the founders of #BlackBirdersWeek. Amy also name drops many Black superstar scientists with socials who are making science much more inclusive and downright joyful!  Show Notes This month our Gal Pals […]

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Mary Seacole

It’s Black History month and we’re taking this opportunity to shine an amazing spotlight on Black women in STEM. Katie talks about nurse and entrepreneur, Mary Seacole. Voted the Best Black Britton, Mary Seacole is a Jamaican-Scottish gal who gave Florence Nightingale a run for her money. Learn a taste about the amazing gal from […]

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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 […]