Fancy Scientist: Animals, Science, Lifestyle

Fancy Scientist: Animals, Science, Lifestyle

Dr. Stephanie Schuttler, the Fancy Scientist, is a wildlife biologist who loves breaking stereotypes and talking about the natural world. In this podcast, she shares her knowledge of animals, experiences as a wildlife biologist, and simple lifestyle choices you can make to conserve nature. Her 17 years in wildlife biology taught her that science alone cannot save species. We need to take collective action through simple things we can do every day. This podcast is for anyone who likes animals and wants to help make the world a better place for them, and for us too. You’ll learn cool things about the animals around you from her own and other scientists’ research. She’ll also give tips for other scientists to succeed (that really ANYONE can use), strategies for effective science communication, and how she gained the confidence to become a fancy scientist. Hit subscribe and let’s change the world!

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Your Biggest Struggle in Wildlife Careers: Part 3

July 28, 2021

This week’s podcast episode covers the second most popular answer to the question, “What is the problem you are struggling with most in regard to this career?” And the truth is all animals will be affected by climate change – including us. So if we really care about animals, we have to think and do…

Your Biggest Struggle in Wildlife Careers Part 2

July 21, 2021

This week’s podcast episode covers the second most popular answer to the question, “What is the problem you are struggling with most in regard to this career?” To recap, a couple of months ago, I put this post on social media asking for people in wildlife biology, ecology, or zoology careers to hel…

Your Biggest Struggle in Wildlife Careers

July 13, 2021

A couple of months ago, I put this post on social media asking for people in wildlife biology, ecology, or zoology careers to help me out with some research: and I was shocked by the response! I got so many people who were interested in helping me out. Thank you to all of you that participated! I d…

Sustainable Beach Vacation Tips

June 30, 2021

It’s summer time here in the US, which means lots of people head to the beach for vacation. With parties, holidays, and leisure happening at the beach, it can be easy to forget – or some people may never even know in the first place – that beaches are habitat for lots of wildlife. I’ve seen so many…

Sea Turtles and Straws with Christine Figginer

June 22, 2021

Several years ago, I went on a trip to Hilton head, South Carolina, and I woke up in the morning really early and went to the beach. This is something I always do when I am by the ocean, because you get to find some really cool stuff in the morning. And this time I found the best thing ever, or the…

Financial Realities of Wildlife Careers with Emily Roberts

June 16, 2021

You get a degree and then a job, right? That’s how it is supposed to work. But in wildlife biology, ecology, and conservation careers, it’s not so straightforward. In the wildlife science realm, you need experience, but the crazy thing is, that in our field, a lot of experiences are unpaid. Even th…

Going Zero Waste with Alexa Smith

June 8, 2021

When I scroll through my Pinterest home feed, zero waste is a common word that comes up among eco-friendly bloggers. I always wanted to try it, but producing no waste seemed so hard! I was really intimidated by the challenge and felt like I needed help. So when Alexa Smith, author of An Economic Ec…

Corporations and Climate Change with Lavaniya Das

June 2, 2021

Through my 17 years in research, one of the biggest lessons I learned is that science alone cannot solve the biodiversity crisis. We need people to care and to change their behaviors. People tend to view corporations as the enemy of conservation – and with good reason, they pollute, cause deforesta…

Getting a Job in Science Communication

May 25, 2021

When I was in graduate school, everyone was talking about how if you didn’t want to go into research, you could get a job in science communication – like it was something you could just easily do. But when I was officially on the job market, I didn’t see a ton of science communication jobs posted. …

Handling the Haters in Science Communication

May 18, 2021

I was recently featured on an Instagram live hosted by @shine.science and I was asked the question, “How do you handle negative comments on social media?” I had such a long answer that I thought it would make an excellent podcast episode! I’ve been putting myself out there (and by there I mean the …

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