Welcome to our monthly ‘That’s Wild!’ video series. Produced in partnership with Sonicle Media

Mike Skagerlind is the founder of Sonicle Media, a podcast development and production company focusing on social and environmental issues, working with non-profit organizations, as well as creating its own original productions.

Previously, Mike was an entertainment executive, variously at Nickelodeon, Barnes & Noble, and NBC iVillage, where he and his teams created several award-winning digital content productions. Mike has also produced and/or conducted video interviews with many notable authors, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Junot Díaz, documentary film maker Ken Burns, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and former President Bill Clinton.

February 2021 – Born To Be Wild

That’s Wild! Tales from the Human Side of Nature – Featuring Joe “The Naturalist” Hernandez

Joe is an avid enthusiast of all things wildlife, with a particular passion for fishing and birding. With his brothers, he helped forge the NJ Young Birders Club in 2009 when he was 11 years old and was a columnist writer for the NJ Audubon website for 2 years. After graduating Stockton University with a Bachelors in Marine Biology, he devotes his free time towards his developing YouTube Channel titled “Joe the Naturalist” which has vlogs and videos dedicated to educating the public on wildlife and natural history.

January 2021 – Two More Days

That’s Wild! Tales from the Human Side of Nature – Featuring Eliana Ardila Kramer

Hailing from Colombia, Eliana Ardila Kramer has an unrelenting passion for birds, butterflies, and biology. Her ornithological endeavors have taken her from her home in South Florida to many corners of the world. She’s served as a bird bander with the Cape Florida Banding Station, tromped through vast expanses of Alaskan tundra tracking Steller’s Eiders and Emperor Geese, and managed a misty cloud forest nature reserve in Ecuador. In 2018, she and her husband Marc set out on an epic 25,000-mile birding road trip from Florida to Alaska in their 1978 VW Bus. So began the “Birding by Bus” project, through which she and Marc have been speaking at birding festivals, guiding birding tours, and educating the public about nature, conservation, and the art of maintaining a 43-year old Volkswagen van.

September 2020

That’s Wild! Tales from the Human Side of Nature – Featuring Dr. Ismael Calderon

Dr. Ismael Calderon served as the Director of Science of the Newark Museum from 1996 to 2016. This 110 year old institution in the heart of Newark’s Downtown Arts District is devoted to the interpretation of science and art.

August 2020

That’s Wild! Tales from the Human Side of Nature – Featuring Emma Price

Emma Price, an active member of the NJ Audubon Young Birder’s Club, tells her story of how she found birds and how birds have changed her life.

July 2020

That’s Wild! Tales from the Human Side of Nature – Featuring Randy Jones

Randy Jones, former Board Chair of New Jersey Audubon, tells a story of a walk in nature from years ago that resonates with the times we live in now.

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