Nature All Around Me

Samantha Richter, Lisa Rodman, Emily Bonds

Nature all Around Me invites persons of all ages and backgrounds to ground themselves in the environment that the Agua Hedionda Lagoon provides through experiential learning.

Ep. 26 Making the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer, with Thermo Fisher Scientific feat. Linda Hammond, PhD
Feb 23 2022
Ep. 26 Making the World Healthier, Cleaner and Safer, with Thermo Fisher Scientific feat. Linda Hammond, PhD
Today we welcome Dr. Linda Hammond. Visit Thermo Fisher here. Linda is a Board Member here at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, elected in 2021. She has worked in Carlsbad at Thermo Fisher Scientific since 2014. Linda has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, and a B.S in Chemistry from San Diego State University (SDSU). At Thermo Fisher, Linda works as a Technical Writer. In addition, she leads community outreach/STEM education programming at the Thermo Fisher Carlsbad site. Linda is passionate about STEM education and the environment. Currently, Linda serves on our Tip Top Run Committee, Education Committee, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee here at the Foundation.   Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science with a mission to enable its customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Their global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience, and pharmaceutical services through their industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon, and PPD. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com  Contact The Show Podcast website: Nature All Around Me The Foundation’s website: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation or call 760-804-1969 Podsafe Music by Geovane Bruno, Tremembé/Brasil
Ep.14 Caulerpa Taxifolia aka The Killer Algae
Feb 23 2021
Ep.14 Caulerpa Taxifolia aka The Killer Algae
Eric Munoz is a former board member of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon; president from 2006-2011; volunteer of the year 2012; and then rejoined the Board as fellow director from 2013-2017. He is the author of Caulerpa Conquest. Eric has twenty-five years of public and private sector planning experience. From 1988 to 2005 he worked for the Carlsbad Planning Department, which included being the staff liaison between the City and the Southern California Caulerpa Action Team 2000 to 2005.  He then was the Director of Planning with Hofman Planning and Engineering, a position he has held since 2005. And most recently he is the Chief Development Officer of the Palm Springs Surf Club.  About the Novel, Caulerpa Conquest: Rarely have global battles in the war on invasive species been successful. Even tougher is fighting a mutant genetic clone of a natural counterpart on a marine coast. The first known Western Hemisphere detection of the invasive seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia occurred in Southern California, at San Diego County's Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad. Caulerpa Conquest is the true story of 2000 to 2006 precedent-setting local eradication effort inspired by missed opportunities and lessons learned from the Mediterranean Sea. City staff planner, designated agency liaison, lagoon foundation president, and agent for continued creative outreach through 2015, Eric Noel Muñoz connects the dots from local lagoon waters to foreign coastlines, including Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, France, and Monaco. Books by Eric, on Amazon:   Contact The Show Nature All Around Me podcast Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation 760-804-1969