Wonder

What if you unlocked your own inner scientist?

 STUDENTS WATCH THE BEGINNING OF THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE ON THE NORTH FORK OF THE PAYETTE RIVER IN IDAHO. (PHOTO COURTESY KAYLA BORDELON)

STUDENTS WATCH THE BEGINNING OF THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE ON THE NORTH FORK OF THE PAYETTE RIVER IN IDAHO. (PHOTO COURTESY KAYLA BORDELON)

 

Kayla Bordelon grew up thinking she didn't have a brain for science. Charts and numbers were indecipherable to her, and Latin names of plants and animals seemed irrelevant to her life. Instead, she was drawn to the humanities, where human experiences were front and center, and emotions had a place in the discussion.

Then, something happened that would unlock a part of her she didn't know existed. 

On this episode, Kayla shares her story. It's a story that takes us from the Oregon coast to a remote river in Idaho, and it explores the boundaries between "science people" and the rest of us. Are we predestined to become one type or the other, or is there more to the equation? And what do we miss out on when we give up on science?

 
I couldn’t understand why everyone else thought science was so fun, so exciting. It was like they were all in on some secret that I would never be a part of.
— Kayla Bordelon
 

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