The Packet Post Morning Show Highlights “Case of the Disappearing Habitat”

Morning Show Highlights “Case of the Disappearing Habitat”

by: Jessica Harrington

            Debra Curtin, Founder and President of the New England Primate Conservancy, and Laura Bahr, Writer and Educational Content Creator for NEPC, will visit the Morning Show on Thursday, November 12th.

            Host Mary Jacobsen will interview Curtin and Bahr about NEPC’s mission to restore habitat for endangered primate species. They will explain why saving habitats is critical not just for animals, but for planetary health, as well.

            Bahr will discuss NEPC’s innovative curricula that meet teachers’ and parents’ needs for effective distance learning, while teaching children how their families’ own buying habits impact wildlife around the world.

            In “The Case of the Disappearing Habitat: the Candy Culprit,” for example, students take on the role of detectives tasked with discovering evidence that links ingredients from the “candy culprit” with diminishing rain forest habitat for primates. Students also learn action steps to promote habitat conservation and thereby preserve and protect the world they will inherit as adults.

            For more information about NEPC and the “Candy Culprit,” visit

            “The Morning Show” airs Thursday at 9 a.m. on Channel 9 and on WJOP (FM 96.3) and streams live on PortMedia’s YouTube channel (click YouTube at After broadcast, the show is available for viewing on the YouTube Playlist for “The Morning Show.”

            Each show will also air on WJOP on Friday at 8 a.m. and the following Tuesday at 4 p.m. and Wednesday at 3 p.m., and is available on the Sound Cloud (click on the cloud icon at

For more information contact:

Mary Jacobsen

(978)255- 7523


Sarah Hayden

Executive Director

Greater Newburyport Community Media Hub

Jessica Harrington

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