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Wilderness Podcast's mission is to spread contextual awareness surrounding wilderness issues and ideals by helping to facilitate a more in-depth appreciation through long form interviews with subject area experts.

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Ep. 024

Release Date: January 9th,  2020

Teaching Wilderness | Liz Gottlieb | Bay Area Blended Consortium | Ep. 024

Liz Gottlieb and Her Wilderness Studies Class

In this episode, I am speak with Liz Gottlieb from Marin Academy and the Bay Area Blended Consortium about her new Wilderness Studies course for High School students. This is a unique offering for students to learn about wilderness ethics and history in the classroom and to immerse themselves in the backcountry to gain real world experience. To learn more about the Bay Area Blended Consortium please visit https://www.blendedconsortium.org/


Liz Gottlieb – Marin Academy
Liz teaches Chemistry, Advanced Biology, and Environmental Science at Marin Academy. She also coaches the Cross Country team at MA and leads a number of running, hiking, and restoration outings. She has led summer trips to Alaska to study biodiversity, the high Sierras to study climate change (& pika) and the American Prairie Reserve in Montana to participate in citizen science projects.

Liz was a founding BlendEd Consortium teacher, leading 3 successful cycles of the Bay Area Field Ecology course and is excited to pioneer a new immersive blended/hybrid model with the Wilderness Studies Summer/Fall trimester course.

Liz earned a B.A. from Colby College and also a Masters in Science from Montana State University. She began her teaching career by participating in Teach for America, where she taught seventh- and eighth-grade science at Roosevelt Middle School in Compton, California.

A passion project about wilderness the place and wilderness the idea...


Wilderness Podcast is a passion project about wilderness and wild places, where I am attempting to tell the story of wilderness both past and present. In this program you will find a heavy focus on public lands and our National Wilderness Preservation System, but it also seeks to expand the scope of wilderness beyond distant landscapes.


The idea for this podcast came about after observing a growing public fascination and interest in the subject of wilderness. As more people become familiar with our public lands and wild places, the importance of meaningful, thought-provoking discourse has never been so crucial. This podcast is for everybody; from the enthusiast, to the wilderness newbie and everyone else in between. Most episodes are done interview style, where I talk with interest area experts about the history, ethics, people, wildlife and places that embody and epitomize wilderness ideals.


From national political issues like Bears Ears National Monument, The Tongass and the Gallatin Range. To broader subjects like the American Environmental Movement, the Wilderness Act and Art History. To people like Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Robert Marshall and Teddy Roosevelt. To environmental issues like climate change, public lands grazing, native fish and predators. To social issues like Leave No Trace and the impacts of social media on our wild places. I hope you will subscribe and follow along. Thanks for listening!

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