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Artemis endeavors to get more women in the field and on the water, to support women as leaders in the conservation movement, to ensure the vitality of our lands, waters, and wildlife. Artemis endeavors to change the face of conservation.

Jul 14, 2022

Madi Shaheen literally helps bring trout into school classrooms. She's a science educator with a non-profit learning center in Colorado that serves underprivileged communities in the greater Denver area. Bringing kids into the outdoors (and bringing the outdoors to kids) has been a priceless way to connect Madi's background in teaching with her personal love for the outdoors. Plus... calling all adults: Have you ever had that moment where you're burnt out on your career and wondering what to do next? Crossroads... dead ahead. 


3:00 In a busy outdoors, finding your secret spots and holding them tight

4:00 A fork in life's road: Do you keep a job you're burnt out on, or forge a new path?

7:00 Let's hear it for educators! You get those amazing school breaks, but it's a very demanding job.

10:00 Lincoln Hills Cares

13:00 Bringing place-based science/outdoor ed to underprivileged communities

15:00 Trout in the Classroom curriculum

17:00 Teaching kids HOW to fish versus taking them fishing once

18:00 Lady Anglers Fishing 101

23:00 Turning the classroom into a trout hatchery

26:00 That internal revelation... 'wait, maybe I am a science person'

31:00 Hands-on inquiry is different than classroom-based learning

36:00 Organic growth takes time; Good programs catch on, and the buy-in of a few enthusiastic teachers helps tremendously

39:00 Having multiple aspects of your life combine into a single professional role

42:00 When your job nudges you toward something like fly-fishing, how far do you dive in?

43:00 Tenkara rods

50:00 Fishing: it helps to feel content in one place

53:00 That moment as an educator when the learning feels electric

54:00 Maroinvertebrates and microscope views... mind-blowing! 

59:00 Why do mushrooms sometimes feel different than other foraged foods? Learning something new! "The fear level can be tricky and the consequences dire."

1:02 Experimenting with bear meat