All Hands on Deck for Nature with Kristina Haddad

Kristina Haddad is our Wonder Guide for episode six.  If you’re looking for some motivation, passion and commitment when it comes to the preservation and celebration of wild places look no further! If you’re looking for someone thoroughly versed in environmental activism and justice, you’ve come to the right place! Kristina is currently the program director at the environmental non-profit organization, 7th Generation Advisors.  And while this job alone would be enough she also is an actor, teacher and life-long […]

Super Nature Adventurers Bryna Campbell and Mike Murawski: Your Guides in Episode 4

Bryna Campbell and Mike Murawski keep the joy of exploration at the center of what they do: providing useful, engaging and fun outdoor trail guides and activities for kids and families. They created Super Nature Adventures out of a need that many parents face when going outside: to keep children engaged and not hear them use the dreaded “bored” word. As they say, “…as parents of a boisterous seven-year-old we also know how daunting family hiking can be…especially at that age […]

Wonder Outside Podcast Debut

The Wonder Outside Podcast is now available on all podcast platforms. Annabeth Gish is your Wonder Guide for Episode 1 In the Earth Day launch of the Wonder Outside Podcast, naturalist and outdoor educator, Ted Mattison, also known as Ranger Ted, talks with Annabeth Gish about how to find simple, practical and available adventures in the great outdoors. Covering a wide range of topics from New Mexico to Iowa; from hikes with kids to finding solace in the vast expanse […]

Tim Johnston is your Wonder Guide for Ep. 2 of the Wonder Outside Podcast

New York Times best-selling and award winning author, master carpenter and longtime fan of the great outdoors joins Ranger Ted for Episode 2 of the Wonder Outside Podcast. They sit down in the sunny, pre-Covid, Silverlake meadow in Los Angeles for a ranging conversation from Elk baths, Rocky Mountain inspirations and meandering Iowa rivers. Tim is a master storyteller and that’s on full display in this episode. Tim discusses how the environment of the Rocky Mountains helped him find the […]

Campfire-side Chats with Ranger Ted, Ep 01, Yosemite

In this debut episode of Campfire-side Chats Ranger Ted provides fun, useful and insightful tips. One, use old-school paper maps for learning and planing. Two, play ‘Identify that bird call.’ Three, sing-a-long with your favorite camp song. Don’t forget to bring an eclectic collection of songs for all and tape the chords to your guitar. Today’s song is Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.