Ask a Ranger Podcast
By Jessica Phillips
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How far can a jumping spider jump? DOES a woodchuck chuck wood? What does a Park Ranger do all day? All these questions and any you may have will be answered through this podcast series! So come, join us, listen and write Ranger Crystal and Ranger Jess all your questions about North Carolina State Parks!
||CleanWater Safety||Our guest for this episode of the Ask a Ranger Podcast is the stupendous Ranger Jake from Hammocks Beach State Park. In this episode we cover the basics of what you need to have a safe and fantastic trip on your next canoe, kayak, paddle board excursi.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCannons||In this episode of Ask a Ranger, Ranger Paul Terry lets us in on the secret to the cannons at Fort Macon... Team Work! Learn all about the various cannons Fort Macon State Park and how the replicas went from an idea to a reality.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere Fishy Fishy||During this episode we discuss the North Carolina State Parks education theme for 2018- The Year of the FISH!!! We talk with Ranger Brian about fish and fun crafts you can do with, you guessed it, FISH! Who knew there was crafts you can do with actual .||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCamping||The peace of the woods, the crackle of the campfire, trying different S’mores recipes; Who amongst us doesn’t love camping? From its past as a necessary part of exploration to its present status as an excursion and break from our daily lives, campi||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHerpetology||Learn the basics of Herpetology with our guest educator Mike Ramano. Thank you to Umkar for the Ask a Ranger question this month. Music by Joe Shimel and Keith Nealson.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Wonderland||Ranger Crystal is out in the winter bluster interviewing a few of our animal friends to find out how they survive a North Carolina winter. Thank you to Joe, Mike,Val, Jeanie, Aaron, and Autumn for help with this month's Ask A Ranger Podcast!||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNC State Parks Year of the Spider 2017||In this episode we wrap the year up talking with our Piedmont Region Education Specialist Brian Bockhahn about the North Carolina State Parks theme for 2017...Spiders!!! Brian helps us dispel spider myths, expands our minds about the wonderful world of.||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNight Hike...Wait! What was THAT sound?!||Ranger Jess is a little nervous hiking at night, but NEVER FEAR, Ranger Crystal is here! Ranger Crystal is taking Ranger Jess and you on a night hike to demystify the sounds, and the animals that make them. Come, join us, and take a virtual night hike.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampfire Ready Ghost Stories!||In this episode of Ask a Ranger Podcast, join Ranger Crystal and Ranger Jess as they recount personal ghost stories and tell spooky North Carolina ghost stories. This is perfect for your camping trip to a North Carolina State Park- ready to be played.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNaturally Wonderful Moments- Sean Gough||This is our mid-month "Naturally Wonderful" moment in which we introduce you to one of our coworkers. Listen in and find out why Sean Gough enjoys working for North Carolina State Parks.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvasive Plant Species||In this episode we visit with Ranger Kim from Eno River and pick her brain about invasive plant species of North Carolina. A special thanks to Keith and Joe for the intro and exit music, as well as Joe Mickey for the photograph.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Does a Park Ranger Do?||Would you like to take a peak into the job of a Park Ranger? In this episode we will delve into all the things a North Carolina Park Ranger does. Our guest today is Superintendent Joe Shimmel from New River State Park in Laurel Springs, North Carolin.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Your Park Ranger Hosts!||This episode introduces the podcast series as well as gives the Park Ranger podcast hosts an opportunity to introduce themselves to you. Special thanks to Keith and Joe for the intro and exit music.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
N.C. Parks are the best
North Carolina Parks have some of the best hiking trails and are full of history and legends! Follow these ladies as they interview Rangers at various N.C. parks to find out the many hats they wear!
North Carolina State Parks Rock!
The Ask a Ranger Podcast is just another reason to love NC State Parks!
A genuinely interesting podcast I look forward to. The hosts have good chemistry, tell informative stories and does great interviews.