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.

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

If you have technical problems during Covid, e-mail broadcast@fws.gov.

Broadcast Schedule


January 21, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: Outdoor Photography 

One of the best social distancing activities you can do is outdoor photography.  We'll have several professional photographers join us to clue you in to the best techniques and places for capturing your own stunning winter nature images.  Need advice on a new camera?   Want to learn the tricks to getting stunning wildlife pictures and videos?  Our guests will have the secret info that will make your shots the best ever!

Host: Brett Billings, NCTC

Presenters: Refuge Photographers - TBA

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January 21, 2021 Time: 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link
Tribal Broadcast Series: Application of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Join us for a special presentation where we will discuss how to merge Traditional Ecological, or Indigenous Knowledge, with western science. ​ This presentation is a follow up to "An introduction to Traditional Ecological, or Indigenous, Knowledge" presented in July of 2020, which can be found on NCTC's Tribal Connection web page.​

Host: Jennifer Hill, NCTC

Presenter: Henry Huntington, Artic Researcher

Henry P. Huntington lives in Eagle River, Alaska. His research includes documenting Indigenous knowledge of marine mammals, examining Iñupiat and Inuit knowledge and use of sea ice, and assessing the impacts of climate change on Arctic communities. Huntington has been involved in several international research programs, was co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences committee on emerging research questions in the Arctic and a member of the Council of Canadian Academies panel on the state of knowledge of food security in the North. He also works on evidence-based conservation of the Arctic marine environment. Huntington has made long trips in the Arctic by dog team, small boat, and snowmobile.​

If you have any questions regarding this series, please contact jennifer_hill@fws.gov

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January 27, 2021 Time: 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
NCTC's Public Lecture: "J. Drew Lanham on his book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature"

Author, naturalist and Clemson University Wildlife Ecology Professor J. Drew Lanham will present “The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature”.

A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize, and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of Nature, State of the Heart, Bartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall.

This talk is as part of NCTC’s Conservation Lecture Series, which is cosponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org).

For more information, please contact Mark Madison (304-876-7276; mark_madison@fws.gov) or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html.

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February 4, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: Hiking and Wilderness

If you are looking for a place to get outside, look no further! We'll explore great hiking opportunities across the national wildlife refuge system.  Needing to get back to basics?  We'll get the inside scoop on the service's many wilderness areas - offering unique opportunities to experience landscapes in their most natural form...all on Conservation Connect Live! 

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February 18, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: 150th FWS Anniversary

We are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the US Fish and Wildlife Service!  We'll have experts on hand detailing how the world's premier conservation agency has transformed from humble beginnings to state-of-the-art science.  From the early days of simple fish culturing to modern genetics and advanced technology - we'll learn about what lies ahead in conservation...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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March 4, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: Kayaking

Canoes and kayak's can transport you to some of America's most impressive scenery...and it may be closer than you think.  In this week's show we'll survey some of the best watersports opportunities across the country and get pointers from seasoned guides on how to have a safe and enjoyable outing on the water...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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March 18, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Series: Biking

Put a little adventure in your outdoors!  Whether you relish a mountain-biking excursion in the mountains or a simple family ride along the beach, biking on our national wildlife refuges can be an inexpensive way to experience unprecedented beauty and nature.  Experts will give us some advice on gear and techniques to help you have an enjoyable biking experience...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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April 1, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect Live Series: Native Gardening

With the spring wildflowers starting to bloom, many people's thoughts turn to gardening.  In this week's show we'll talk to a native plantscaper and learn about how you can use native plants to make a low-maintenance garden that wildlife will love!  ...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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April 15, 2021 Time: 1:00-1:30pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link or NCTC Facebook Live
Conservation Connect LIVE Series: Fly Fishing

With spring here, many anglers are taking to the water.  Fly fishing is just one of many ways to catch fish.  We'll talk with expert fly anglers on how to get started, where to go and what kinds of gear one needs to wade into the world of fly fishing...all on Conservation Connect Live!

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Support /Captioning

Contacts

During this time of Covid, please email all questions to broadcast@fws.gov.

  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-876-7666 (currently not available)
    Please Note: The studio control room is staffed only on scheduled broadcast days. If you need assistance, call one of the staff listed below.

  • Rhonda Miller, Studio Manager, Video and Web Support, rhonda_miller@fws.gov; 304-876-7325
  • Melissa Gonzales, Studio Assistant, melissa_gonzalez@fws.gov; 304-876-7368
  • DOI Learn Registration Support; nctc_training@fws.gov; 304-876-7709

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