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. Channel 1 is our main Livestream player. Channel 2 is our backup player.

NCTC Channel 2

NCTC Live Broadcast - Channel 2

   Click here to open closed captioning. Live Broadcast Captioning

If you have questions during a broadcast for your presenter, please use the Livestream chat room, or email your questions to

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

If you have technical problems, e-mail or call 304-876-7666. Provide your name and location.

Please use the Livestream chat room for content questions to the instructor.

Broadcast Schedule - Channel 1

July 15, 2014 - - 1:00 - 3:30 ET   Broadcast date has been postponed. A new fall date will be announced.

Retirement Planning for New Employees

This training broadcast is designed to enable employees who are just beginning their careers to plan prudently for their retirement. Discussion includes federal benefits, the importance of planning from the beginning of a career, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) options, and pitfalls to avoid when investing for retirement. This course is most appropriate for employees enrolled in FERS.

August 19, 2014 - -  2:00 - 4:00PM ET

Hydraulic Fracturing Broadcast    Livestream Broadcast Link

Details to be announced.

September 15-18, 2014 - - TENTATIVE BROADCAST DATES

Retirement Planning for New Employees    Livestream Broadcast Link

12:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Time Each Day
CSRS - Sept. 15, 17, 18
FERS - Sept. 16, 17, 18
Program details, to be announced.



  • 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;; 304-876-7692

Broadcast Archive