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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Broadcast Schedule

June 26, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Series: "Milkweed Seed Collection"

Monarchs need milkweed! Collecting native milkweed seed is a cost-effective way to get local ecotype seeds for use in restoration projects. In this webinar, you’ll get an overview of milkweed seed collection, including a primer on native plants, tips and tricks for harvesting, storing and growing milkweed seed, and how you can participate in the Monarch Watch Milkweed Market to contribute to milkweed planting on a large scale. If you want to learn about how begin or improve your milkweed seed collection efforts, this is the webinar for you!


Hal Mann, President, Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter. 
Bob Huffman, Seed Manager, Prairie Restorations Inc.
Angie Babbit, Communications Coordinator, Monarch Watch.
Dena Podrebarac, Milkweed Grant Coordinator, Monarch Watch.

 To receive additional information, please register!

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June 28, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Conservationists in Action Series: "Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists"

NCTC Historian, Dr. Mark Madison, hosts a studio interview with author Tom Benjey.

Glorious Times: Adventures of the Craighead Naturalists by Tom Benjey tells the fascinating, true, and important story of an American clan of Scots-Irish that settled in the early 1700s in Pennsylvania. From this clan came an astonishing number exceptional people, many of whom dedicated their lives to the study and conservation of nature. Glorious Times even poses the question as to whether this family had a special "Naturalist DNA" in their genetic heritage. Glorious Times covers many generations, but appropriately focuses most attention on the famous siblings Frank Jr., John, and Jean (Craighead George). Glorious Times will be of immense attraction to readers with an interest in the history of environmentalism and conservation in America. For more information on the book and author, visit:

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September 24-27, 2018 Time: 12:00 PM-4:30 PM Eastern Time Each Day-- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Retirement Planning for Federal Employees

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    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,; 304-876-7450
  • Rhonda Miller, Video and Web Support,; 304-876-7325
  • DOI Learn Registration Support;; 304-876-7709

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