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Reconnecting People With Nature

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Bowdoin College biology professor emeritus Nathaniel T. Wheelwright shares his latest project — a series of videos filmed almost entirely in Wheelwright's backyard that are designed not so much to entertain and astonish, but to encourage mindfulness and curiosity among viewers; to educate and empower them to make their own discoveries about nature. Joining Nat will be Patty Jones, Bowdoin assistant professor of biology and director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island.

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Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, emeritus, department of biology, Bowdoin College; co-author, with Bernd Heinrich, of "The Naturalist’s Notebook: An Observation Guide and 5-Year Calendar-Journal for Tracking Changes in the Natural World Around You."

Patty Jones, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island, Bowdoin College

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.