Waves & Wonders

Introducing Waves & Wonders, a podcast by the Central Coast State Parks Association. Hosted by two Cal Poly students, Waves & Wonders focuses on natural and cultural topics as they relate to the Central Coast.

Episode 3: Monarch Butterflies | with Cheryl Powers, Peggy Burhenn, and Susan Gaer, authors of “Pismo Monarch Butterflies: Magic, Myths, and Mysteries”.

The book is now available in stores at Barnes and Noble and available to order online on Amazon. In this podcast, the authors discuss the process of writing this book as well as their career paths that have led them to the point where they are now. We learn about the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, the differences between eastern and western monarch butterflies and places to see monarch butterflies in the greater San Luis Obispo area.

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Episode 2: The Rise of the Pismo Clam | with Marissa Bills, graduate student and researcher at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

What is a Pismo clam? Why has their population drastically declined? What can we do to help? Get the answers to these questions and more in this episode. Join Marissa and hosts James and Gabby to hear all about the rise and fall of the Pismo clam (Tivela stultorum).

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Episode 1: A Whale of a Good Time | with Michele Roest, biologist and educator with Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Join Michele Roest and Cal Poly students James and Gabby for a dive into whales and whale watching on the Central Coast! Hear about the types of whales you can find, the best times to view them, and tips on how to best respect wildlife.

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