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Marie Tharp

Jenn wraps up Science Gal Month talking about Marie Tharp who was the first to map the Atlantic Ocean floor! Over time her work showed the existence of mountain ranges that extended over 40,000 miles around the globe.  Show Notes How Marie Tharp changed GeologyTharpe / Heezen Map of the ocean floors, published in 1977 […]

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Celia Hunter

Katie closes up Naturalist Gals Month by telling us the story of Celia Hunter. This adventurer was a pilot and helped expand Alaska’s natural park system. She also founded the Alaska Conservation Foundation! Images

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Dr. Katie Bouman

It’s the start of Photography Month at Gal’s Guide and Bonnie starts us off with an image that took thousands of terabytes of data to produce – it’s the first image of a black hole! Bonnie talks about Dr. Katie Bouman the adorkable face of the team that made the impossible, possible! Show Notes & […]

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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 […]