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New podcast episode : Reconnecting with Nature: Revisiting Liberty Hyde Bailey’s ‘The Nature Study Idea’


Our latest episode of the Extension Out Loud podcast, celebrating Earth Day, showcases the launch of a newly edited edition of Liberty Hyde Bailey's "The Nature-Study Idea." Edited by John Linstrom,  Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in Climate and Inequality at the Climate Museum, this edition reintroduces Bailey's often-overlooked masterpiece. It includes enlightening introductory essays and supplementary materials to provide valuable context.

Learn more at the Extension Out Loud website.

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