Ask a Ranger Podcast

Ask a Ranger Podcast
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 Je…

The Den Owner’s Association
Dec 1 • 18 min
Park staff check in with Den owners in the park
Edible Plants
Nov 1 • 29 min
Discuss NCs edible plants and how to utilize them.
Prehistoric Mammals
Sep 30 • 38 min
Prehistoric Mammals
Hemlocks at Hanging Rock State Park with Ranger Mary
Sep 1 • 20 min
Hemlock tree health at Hanging Rock State Park
A Hike at Franklin Mountains State Park, El Paso, Texas
Aug 15 • 35 min
A Hike at Franklin Mountain State Park in El Paso Texas
Exploring Park Ranger Careers in State and National Parks
Aug 1 • 39 min
The similarities and differences between state parks and national parks.
Japan Parks with Ranger Naoki
Jul 15 • 26 min
The International Council of Monuments and Sites, Feral cats on Ogasawara Island in Japan, and Ranger Naoki Amako
Prehistoric Sharks with Dr. Kammerer
Jul 1 • 31 min
Let’s go back in time, to a time where prehistoric sharks swam the ocean, some with a spiral of bottom teeth, some with bony protrusions off the top of their head, and one that was 30 times larger than a Great White Shark! We sit down with Dr….
Hank the Hognose Snake Sets the Record Straight
Jun 14 • 10 min
Fact checking hognose snake behavior with Hank the hognose snake.
Franklin Mountains State Park – El Paso, TX
Jun 1 • 23 min
Franklin Mountain State Park, El Paso, Texas
Good Fire
May 1 • 33 min
prescribed fire
What Does Recreation Really Mean?
Apr 1 • 33 min
The Soul of Recreation
Women’s History Month
Mar 1 • 45 min
Women’s role in NC State Parks
Ranger Jess Takes a Trip Out West
Feb 1 • 33 min
Organ Mountains Desert Peaks and Prehistoric Track-ways National Monuments
Winter at Mount Mitchell
Jan 1 • 35 min
Hike at Mt. Mitchell State Park
Music and Environmental Education
Dec 1, 2018 • 34 min
Using music to help share environmental education
Hiking 101
Nov 1, 2018 • 35 min
Hiking Safety
SSSSSSnakes Alive!
Oct 15, 2018 • 34 min
Howling Coyotes
Oct 1, 2018 • 23 min
Demystifying Coyotes
Wall Climbing Eels!
Sep 1, 2018 • 30 min
History, Ecology, and Behavior of the American Eel
Archaeology Dig at Lumber River
Aug 15, 2018 • 20 min
Archaelogy Site Survey at Lumber River State Park
Yates Mill Pond
Aug 1, 2018 • 35 min
Millponds and Gristmills
Christmas in JULY!
Jul 15, 2018 • 14 min
Reuse of Christmas trees
Solar Energy
Jul 1, 2018 • 27 min
Solar Energy
Maggie the Dolphin
Jun 15, 2018 • 17 min
Explore the world of dolphins
Wave the Loggerhead’s 50th Birthday Bash
Jun 1, 2018 • 16 min
Did you know Loggerhead turtles have an entire biome on their back? Listen and find out more!
Water Safety
May 15, 2018 • 22 min
Canoe, Kayak, and Paddle Safety
May 1, 2018 • 39 min
Cannon history at Fort Macon State Park
Here Fishy Fishy
Apr 1, 2018 • 14 min
The Year of the Fish
Mar 1, 2018 • 24 min
Feb 1, 2018 • 18 min
Winter Wonderland
Jan 1, 2018 • 13 min
Brrrrrrr! How do animals survive a Carolina winter?
NC State Parks Year of the Spider 2017
Dec 1, 2017 • 25 min
Year of the Spider 2017
Night Hike…Wait! What was THAT sound?!
Nov 1, 2017 • 15 min
Animals in the Night
Campfire Ready Ghost Stories!
Oct 5, 2017 • 25 min
Ghost Stories to tell around your campfire
Naturally Wonderful Moments- Sean Gough
Sep 18, 2017 • 7 min
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.
Invasive Plant Species
Sep 7, 2017 • 22 min
Invasive Plants of NC
What Does a Park Ranger Do?
Aug 1, 2017 • 14 min
Would you like to take a peek 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 Shimel from New River State Park in Laurel Springs, N.C. We hope you…
Meet Your Park Ranger Hosts!
Jul 28, 2017 • 12 min
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.