The Conservation Lecture Series at NCTC
Writers, Scientists, Filmmakers, Conservationists, Historians Speak to the Public at NCTC
The National Conservation Training Center invites prominent conservationists, writers, historians, scientists, filmmakers, and educators to discuss their work to a broad and interested public. All talks are held at the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center. No tickets or reservations are required, the public is encouraged to attend. If you would like more information on the speaker series contact: Mark Madison, 304-876-7276, firstname.lastname@example.org. These talks are co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC.
"Appalachian Trail” Talk at NCTC
Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:00pm
On Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. author and Appalachian Trail hiker Jeff Ryan will give a presentation on “The Dreamer, the Doer, and the Creation of the Appalachian Trail” in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. A book-signing will follow the talk.
Jeff Ryan--a Maine-based author, speaker, and photographer--has a contagious passion for exploring the outdoors, particularly on foot. Ryan has hiked thousands of miles including his first “trip of a lifetime”, a 6-month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. In 1985, Ryan began “section hiking” the Appalachian Trail with a childhood friend, a journey that would take 28 years to complete and culminated in his first book, Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year Hike on America’s Trail (2010). Intrigued by the question of how the legendary trail came into being, Ryan researched and wrote his second book, Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail (2017). In 2018, Ryan published his account of climbing Mount Saint Helens in 1987 and 2017 entitled: Blast: My Return to Mount Saint Helens. Ryan spends most of his time researching, writing, speaking, signing books, and exploring the backroads of the USA and Canada in his vintage 1985 VW camper.
The talk is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of The Conservation Lecture Series held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or email@example.com. The Conservation Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org).
Jennifer Ackerman, Author,Science Reporter
The Genius of Birds
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM
On Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. nationally acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman will talk about her newest book “The Genius of Birds” in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. A book-signing will follow the talk. Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science and nature for 30 years. Her most recent book, The Genius of Birds (Penguin Press, April 2016), explores the intelligence of birds. Her previous books include Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold (Twelve Press, 2010), Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity (Houghton Mifflin 2001), and Notes from the Shore (Viking Penguin, 1995). A contributor to Scientific American, National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, her articles and essays have been included in several anthologies, among them, Best American Science Writing, The Nature Reader, Best Nature Writing, Flights of Imagination: Extraordinary Writings About Birds, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. Jennifer’s work aims to explain and interpret science for a lay audience and to explore the riddle of humanity’s place in the natural world, blending scientific knowledge with imaginative vision.
The talk is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of The Conservation Lecture Series held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html. The Conservation Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org).
46 Films, Filmmakers, Speakers
October 13-15 and October 20-22, 2017