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

April 28, 2016 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Monarch Conservation Webinar Series - Southwestern Monarch

For many years the southwest United States was a monarch mystery, a place where monarchs were scarce and little known about their breeding and migration patterns. The Southwest Monarch Study opened new doors of understanding after tagging over 14,000 monarchs and monitoring breeding habitats across the region.This webinar will explore citizen science efforts primarily in Arizona but expanding to New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, the California deserts and western Colorado. Our results dispelled the earlier belief in a Rocky Mountain division in migration destination and also provided new information regarding abundant breeding habitats and small overwintering aggregations in the area. New monarch conservation partnerships working to expand habitats across the southwest will also be featured.

Presenter and organization: Gail Morris, Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study

Gail Morris is the Coordinator of the Southwest Monarch Study, a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist and the Vice-Chair of the Monarch Butterfly Fund. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association. Gail is the primary author of "Status of the Danaus plexippus Population in Arizona" by G.Morris, C.Kline & S.Morris, 2015.

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May 18, 2016 Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM Eastern Time -- LiveStream Broadcast Link

Conservation Connect LIVE - Bog Turtles and Salamanders

Our May topic will be Bog Turtles and Salamanders. Learn about the fascinating world of these secretive amphibians. More details coming soon. As always, we welcome student questions via our online chat room. 

Conservation Connect helps middle school students learn about wildlife, conservation careers, and the technology used to study and protect wildlife. 

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  • NCTC Studio Control Room: 304-8756-7666
    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


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