My invasive plant species interview with Central Texas Gardener aired today! Yea!
If you didn’t get a chance to see today’s episode on KLRU, our local Austin PBS station, you can watch my segment with show host Mr. Tom Spencer in the YouTube video above.
Central Texas Gardener – Invasive Plants with Commander Ben episode
In my interview, I talk about how I got started with my work helping to educate kids of all ages about invasive species.
Commander Ben and a native Texas Live Oak have a watch party for today’s episode of Central Texas Gardener.
You can also learn more about my Invasive Hunter Academy.
Thank you so much Mr. Spencer and producer Ms. Linda Lehmusvirta. I had a great time and you made me feel at home. 🙂
Linda Lehmusvirta, Commander Ben, and Tom Spencer on the Central Texas Gardener TV set
Last month, I had the great honor of being invited to appear on the Central Texas Gardner show that is aired on PBS. When I arrived, I was met by Linda Lehmusvirta, the producer of the show. She took me up to the studio where the show is filmed and introduced me to Tom Spencer, the host of the show. It was so great to meet both of them and they made me feel right at home.
Before the show started filming, Mr. Spencer and I took our places on the set and talked about different things while the make-up artist prepared us for our close-ups! 😉
When the show was about to begin Ms. Lehmusvirta took my mom to the control room. (My mom said it was really cool!) Once everything was “quiet on the set”, the cameras began to roll and Mr. Spenser asked me all sorts of questions about invasive species, my blog, my videos, and my work with the University of Texas and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The 10 minute interview went by so fast! It felt more like a minute.
The whole adventure was so much fun and I am so happy I had the chance to meet both Mr. Spenser and Ms. Lehmusvirta. They’re the best! Many thanks to both of them! 🙂
The KLRU schedule for the Central Texas Gardener show with my interview is listed below:
- Saturday, September 14 – Noon and 4 pm
- Sunday, September 15 – 9 am
Updated: Interview air dates.
Started high school
It’s been very busy with lots of homework, but I’ve been enjoying my first few weeks as a freshman in high school at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy (SMCA). I’ve been using my Learning Ally iPad app for the audio of all my textbooks, including biology and my English books!
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