Conservation Training Network Broadcasts

Live Broadcasts

Broadcasts are delivered online via the Livestream platform from the Conservation Training Network studio located
on the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) campus near Shepherdstown, WV.

NCTC on LiveStream
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Click here to view NCTC Live Broadcast - Channel 1.

Please use the Livestream chat room for content questions to the instructor, (Instructions for using the chat on Livestream),
or email your questions to broadcast@fws.gov.

PLEASE NOTE: All broadcast times listed are  EASTERN TIME. (adjust for your time zone)

If you have technical problems, e-mail broadcast@fws.gov or call 304-876-7666. Provide your name and location.

Broadcast Schedule

January 18, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Conservation Connect LIVE: Manatee Migration

Like birds and other animals, manatee must migrate to a warmer place during the winter. The favorite areas for manatee to migrate are the beautiful fresh water springs of Florida. Chat with manatee expert Ivan Vicente, from Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and bring all your questions about these fascinating mammals. Learn what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is doing to protect this endangered species. You’ll learn about their biology, habits, and what you can do to help keep manatee out of harms way. Join host Louie Ocaranza as we explore the Manatee Migration on Wednesday, January 18 at 2:00pm ET.

Conservation Connect is a web-based video series, in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, that aims to connect youth, ages 10-15, with the great outdoors & conservation careers. To check out other episodes, resources, and lesson plans, visit: http://nctc.fws.gov/conservationconnect

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January 19, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Conservationist in Action: PBS Filmakers Discussion: "Rachel Carson"

NCTC Historian, Mark Madison, hosts a studio interview with PBS filmmakers, Michelle Ferrari and Rafael de la Uz on their new film "Rachel Carson" which will premiere nationwide on the PBS American Experience, Jan. 24 at 8pm ET.

Michelle Ferrari (Producer/Director) has been creating innovative, critically acclaimed documentary narratives for more than two decades. Her work as a screenwriter and story editor has been seen on PBS, HBO, and at film festivals nationwide, and has garnered honors from the Writers Guild of America, the Western Writers Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Sundance Film Festival, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The writer of numerous American Experience episodes including The Perfect CrimeSilicon Valley, Roads to Memphis and Kit Carson, Ferrari is perhaps best known for the highly rated Seabiscuit, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing. She most recently wrote and directed American Experience’s Edison. Additional recent credits include the landmark PBS series Half the Sky and the Emmy-winning HBO documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an M.A. in American History from Columbia University.

Rafael de la Uz (Director of Photography) Born in Havana, Cuba, Rafael graduated from the University of Havana in 1996, then, in 1998, earned a degree in Cinematography from the world-renowned International School of Film and Television, in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. The following year, he shared credit as a Cinematographer on Spanish director Manuel Martín Cuenca's El juego de cuba (The Cuban Game), a feature-length documentary that won critical acclaim and garnered awards from film festivals around the world. In 2001, Rafael moved to New York, where he went on to direct the cinematography for numerous high-profile documentaries, among them Venezuela, Revolution in Progress, a production of Discovery/Times TV, Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq for HBO, and Roads to Memphis for the prestigious PBS series American Experience. 

"Rachel Carson" premieres on PBS American Experience, Jan. 24 at 8pm ET

Local times may vary, for details visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/rachel-carson

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February 15, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Conservation Connect LIVE: Brook Trout Discovery

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February 16, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Monarch Conservation Series: Monarch Seed Mix Design

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February 23, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Monarch Conservation Series: Designing and Creating Interpretive Signage

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March 23, 2017 Tuesday - Friday Time: 12:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
NPS/FWS  Federal Retirement Planning Broadcasts

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Support

Contacts

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Randy Robinson, Instructional Television / Studio Coordinator, randy_robinson@fws.gov; 304-876-7450
  • Mark Chesna, Video Support, mark_chesna@fws.gov; 304-876-7342
  • Rhonda Miller, Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
  • DOI Learn Registration Support; nctc_training@fws.gov; 304-876-7709

Broadcast Archive

Resources

Click here to go to Conservation Connect Conservation Connect is a web-based video series produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), which aims to connect youth, ages 9-13 (although any age is encouraged to enjoy!), with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers. Click to learn more.
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