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)

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Broadcast Schedule

October 19, 2016 Time: 2:00 pm Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Conservation Connect LIVE! Recovering the Delmarva Fox Squirrel

Autumn is the time for squirrels to gather nuts for winter, but not all squirrels are as common as those you might see in your backyard or woods. The Delmarva fox squirrel is a subspecies of fox squirrel found on the Delmarva Peninsula (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia).

Want to learn more about the once endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel and how it recovered? 

Watch our upcoming episode on October 19th as we travel to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge to work with biologist, Dr. Carol Bocetti, from the California University of Pennsylvania, and biologist Cherry Keller, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as we learn about “mark recapture sampling” to understand population sizes and brush up on some genetic research by looking at squirrel hair. During the broadcast, you can chat LIVE with our conservation experts at NCTC and ask all of your burning questions. It’s all happening on October 19th at 2pm ET. Here’s a preview!

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

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October 25-28, 2016 Time: Webcasts will air each day at 1pm ET from Tuesday Oct. 25 – Friday Oct. 28.

Bat Squad! Webcast Series for Kids during Bat Week 2016 - For details, please visit:

To celebrate Bat Week, Bat Conservation International along with the U.S. Forest Service, National Geographic’s Animal Jam and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, ​National Conservation Training Center are excited to launch the Bat Squad! webcast series.

The Bat Squad! webcast series, is for kids by kids – featuring eight rising stars from across the USA that have been doing great bat education, research, and conservation activities. Each of our four webcasts consist of 15-minutes of amazing, action-oriented footage streamed live from, each with matching classroom activities geared towards Next Generation Science Standards.

The series will dive into the efforts of these eight Bat Squad members to increase awareness on the benefits of bats, their habitats, the threats they face, and how you can become involved in conservation. The last classroom activity even gives you a chance to become an elite member of the Bat Squad!

The videos aim not only to teach, but also to inspire even more kids to get help our bats! The series is aimed at middle school students, but is suitable for all ages!

Mark your calendars now for the live Bat Squad! webcasts during Bat Week 2016! For details, please visit:



  • 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,; 304-876-7450
  • Mark Chesna, Video Support,; 304-876-7342
  • Rhonda Miller, Web Support,; 304-876-7325
  • DOI Learn Registration Support;; 304-876-7709

Broadcast Archive


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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