Episode 11: The Beach Beyond

In this episode, I talk with Gretchen Knapp of the National Park Service. Gretchen runs the Visitors Center in Tom’s Cove at the Virginia end. Gretchen and Assateague Island have been practically inseparable for most of her adult life. As we say in this episode, it’s not so much that she claimed the island as … Continue reading Episode 11: The Beach Beyond

Episode 10: Welcome Visitors

In this episode, I talk with Kelly Taylor of the National Park Service. Kelly manages the Assateague Island National Seashore Visitors Center in Maryland, which sits at the foot of the Verrazano Bridge that takes visitors from the mainland to the national and state parks. It’s got everything you need to learn about the island’s … Continue reading Episode 10: Welcome Visitors

Missed Connections: Ice Sheets and Assateague

What do melting glaciers in Antarctica have to do with Assateague Island? I ask this because someone asked me that same question recently, and it left me both surprised and perplexed. So I thought I'd take this time to answer it. On Sept. 14, The Washington Post published an article on the Thwaites and Pine … Continue reading Missed Connections: Ice Sheets and Assateague

Episode 8: #TrashFreeAssateague

In today's episode, I talk with Billy Weiland of Assateague Coastal Trust, about ACT's #TrashFreeAssateague project, its genesis, and the upcoming TFA event at Assateague Island National Seashore on June 2 from 9am to 1pm. Read Billy's May 8 blog post on Trash Free Assateague, "Be the Change," for more information. We also talk about Hands Across … Continue reading Episode 8: #TrashFreeAssateague

AV Field Trip: May 16

I'm taking a few days to talk to folks for upcoming Assateague Voices podcast episodes. This morning, I had the great good fortune to talk with both Ashlie Kozlowski of the Assateague Island Alliance, and NPS Ranger Kelly Taylor, who manages the Assateague Island Visitor Center. In the days ahead, I'll speak with Billy Weiland … Continue reading AV Field Trip: May 16

History: Magic Sticks

We normally camp at Assateague State Park, the Maryland park, with its luxurious bath houses, spacious parking pads, and hot and cold running amenities, but in the summer of 2016 we camped at the national park, the decidedly more primitive Assateague Island National Seashore. Cold showers. Hike your gear in. Nothing we hadn't experienced before, … Continue reading History: Magic Sticks

AV Science Club: Tracking Wild Horses at Assateague Island National Seashore

Brains On! is a science podcast for kids from Minnesota Public Radio News and Southern California Public Radio. A friend of mine sent me a link to a podcast episode from the end of December, 2016, all about Assateague's Maryland herd. The episode delves into, among other things, the science behind population control and protecting … Continue reading AV Science Club: Tracking Wild Horses at Assateague Island National Seashore