Conservation Connect

NCTC's Conservation Connect logo.Conservation Connect is a web-based video series produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). Our goal is to connect a new generation of conservationists, ages 8-16, with the great outdoors, wildlife species, and conservation careers. Conservation Connect is available to youth groups, schools, home-schoolers, nature centers, and other educational programs throughout the country, free of charge.

Formal and non-formal educators are encouraged to watch the introductory overview of Conservation Connect, which will demonstrate how this video series can supplement the use of existing environmental education curriculum, citizen science projects, and STEM content (science, technology, engineering, and math). The overview will highlight a segment featuring the American Bald Eagle, one of conservation’s biggest success stories.

Each 6-8 minute episode of Conservation Connect will feature a specialist and include footage of a species. For example, during one episode, an educational specialist will discuss manatee behavior and a law enforcement officer will demonstrate the use of high tech tools used to arrest wildlife poachers. Viewers are encouraged to spend time outdoors, observe wildlife in their own communities, and learn more about natural resource conservation.

Attention Educators: We'd love to hear how you use Conservation Connect videos with students! Please e-mail or call Randy Robinson with your comments and suggestions. or Phone: 304-876-7450.

Click here to join us October 19th for Conservation Connect LIVE!










On the third Thursday of every month
at 2:00pm ET, students have the opportunity to view a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Connect episode and chat with Conservation Professionals LIVE. Mark your school calendars for the dates below!

Past episodes of Conservation Connect LIVE are available for on-demand viewing! Livestream

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Click here see and play all Conservation Connect videos!

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For additional information, contact:

Louie Ocaranza:
Randy Robinson:


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Children in a Classroom Click here to view the Eagle Cam!
National Wildlife Refuge Locator Map
“Once the emotions have been aroused… a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the new and the unknown, a feeling of sympathy, pity, admiration or love… then we wish for knowledge about the object of our emotional response.”

From The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson, 1956


Click on the map above to take you to view a map
displaying many of the refuges and wetland management districts in that state.

National Fish Hatcheries, Fish Health and Fish Technology
Centers, listed by state.​