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This is Power Your Story, a podcast made for students by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. Representing diverse voices, we tell real life stories through the power of podcasting technology, interviews, and round table discussions..

Production support from After School Matters and Andrea Klunder from The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

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Apr 27, 2021

Ian Chadwick joined us online all the way from California, where he works as a ranger in Joshua Tree National Park. 

Before that Ian lived in Chicago and worked as nature educator in different places.

He shares his own story of why he grew to love nature, why he thinks it's important to connect with it even if you live in the city, and why we should protect our natural environment.

He recommends Every Kid Outdoors, a program through the National Parks to give free passes or checking out your local park district.

And for those of us living in and around Chicago, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Garfield Park Conservatory, Lincoln Park Zoo (especially the African Penguins), North Park Village Nature Center, and the nearby Indiana Dunes National Park.

Nature is one of producer Mark's favorite things and he produced this episode with Joel, Al, and Elvis, Edward, and Justus.

On season 6 of Power Your Story, our theme is "My Favorite Things." 



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Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.

Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.

Season 6 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, D'Vonte, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Mark, Mekhi, and Zamire.

Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.