The Method: State Park Science; Parakeets Fight To The Top

Sep 30, 2015

Tennessee State Park ranger Matt Brown, photographed in the Betty Dunn Nature Center at Fall Creek Falls State Park.
Credit Brandon Hollingsworth, WUOT News

Tennessee’s state park rangers aren’t in the business just because they get to wear cool hats. Many of them are trained in the natural sciences, such as biology or geology. Method host Brandon Hollingsworth visits with Fall Creek Falls State Park ranger Matt Brown. He talks about sharing his love of science with the public.

And if you think the race to be the next President of the U.S. is nasty, look at how monk parakeets pick their top dog: by fighting for it. NIMBios researcher Elizabeth Hobson tells WUOT's Matt Shafer Powell about her studies into how monk parakeets communicate through fighting.