PODCASTS FOR PLACES –
For Utah teachers and travelers.
Audio is used to inspire the listener as they head toward Utah destinations.
Do not listen if these distract from your driving!!!!
THESE ARE CONVERSATIONAL PODCASTS.
How much time do we spend in our automobiles driving the same routes? For Utahns who live, for example, in Tooele County, it’s a couple of hours minimum each week driving to the Wasatch Front. We get to know the road by heart. We may take our spectacular surroundings for granted. Teachers have asked ESE to dictate audio files that explain the landscapes we see as we drive. These are DRAFT audio files. We intend to polish them… but that is for the future.
The Earth Science Education (ESE) mission is to give teachers (formal and informal) confidence to go outside and share the JOY of recognizing PATTERNS of earth science evidence. These audio files are in DRAFT form, informal, and a relatively one-way conversation about local geology in Utah in specific locations.
By “local geology” we mean:
- Landforms, i.e., geologic features on Earth’s surface with a characteristic shape, material, and process – Tectonics rules!
- Earth materials, such as sediments (loose) and bedrock (firm, coherent, continuously attached to Earth’s crust such as sedimentary bedrock, metamorphic bedrock, and igneous bedrock.
- And processes, i.e., cause and effect, exchanges of energy, etc.
Ways to listen:
To STREAM (if you can connect to the web) — it’s easy, click on the audio files lower on this page.
To DOWNLOAD FOR USE IN THE FIELD – Use the Audiomack App. It’s free! The audio file is downloaded to your device. You are now ready to go out in the field!
From the main screen, click on the search tool button and enter “Earth Science Outside Utah.” The ESE account should auto-populate as you do this. After selected, the ESE Audiomack account will be visible.
Scroll past the “ALL MUSIC,” “PLAYLISTS,” and “SONGS” tabs to find the “ACCOUNT” tab. Click on the Earth Science Outside Utah Account. From the ESE Utah account, you can then select “PLAYLISTS.” Find the playlist that contains the field visit that you’re interested in. The playlist will then become visible.
Downloading the playlist requires a paid user account, but you can quickly download each track by selecting it and clicking on the down-arrow to download. An orange check-mark will be visible after the file is downloaded. You are now ready to go out in the field!
ANOTHER GREAT SITE FOR AUDIO LISTENING – TRAVELSTORIES!!
If you like to listen to other audios about local Earth science, ESE recommends the TravelStories app (downloadable here (iPhone) or here (Google)). It is outstanding! The content and delivery are professional and exactly what we wish our audio files will be in the near future. The company is based in Wyoming. We particularly appreciate their narrations in National and State Parks. We have not connected with them, but if you have found our site, we think you will love theirs.