Scientist Interviews


  • Ants That Can't Walk

    Scientist Leanne Alonso finds some ants that show a unique adaptation. This species has evolved to be so specialized for crawling under tree bark that their legs are too short to walk on flat surfaces.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Birdwatching in Africa

    Bird expert Greg Davies identifies bird calls and reveals what these extraordinary songs can teach us about an ecosystem. Just by observing and listening to the ecosystem, scientists can start to answer questions about the wildlife communities that live there.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Discover Gorongosa National Park

    Meet Park Warden Mateus Mutemba and hear what drives him to work in Gorongosa National Park. From the research of biodiversity and wildlife management, to leading outreach in local communities, the current rebuilding of Gorongosa is of the upmost importance to local Mozambicans.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Gorongosa Crocodiles

    Using a massive croc skull, scientist Sven Bourquin shows Bob how crocodiles bite. See how the bone structure has evolved to make these crocodiles the expert hunters that rule Africa's waterways.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Jungle Canopy Research

    Scientists in Gorongosa National Park design an 'elevator' to take them up to the forest canopy. Understanding how the canopy ecosystem functions, especially as a home for insects, is crucial in understanding how different parts of an ecosystem link together.

    Grades: 6-12
  • Researching Insects in Africa

    Hear from Dr. Piotr Naskrecki about his research in entomology and his passion for exploring the amazing world of insects. Piotr studies and photographs wildlife in Gorongosa National Park, and his inspirational message about biology, field research, and discovery leads him to continue an exciting mission in exploring the natural world.

    Grades: 6-12

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