Events

Upcoming events

    • December 08, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • https://livestream.com/nctc

    The NCTC Conservation Lecture Series will host "Silent Spring at 60" with author Linda Lear (December 8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET) online at: https://livestream.com/nctc.  Tune-in online from the NCTC Studio where Dr. Mark Madison will host an interview with author Linda Lear to discuss Silent Spring at 60 and recall Rachel Carson’s 16 year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, published in 1962, did more than any other single publication to alert the world to the hazards of environmental contaminants and to inspire a powerful environmental movement that would alter the course of American history.

    Linda Lear is the author of the acclaimed biography, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (1997). She is also the editor of Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson (1998) - a collection of Carson’s writings over the course of her life. Linda Lear is the author of numerous academic and popular articles on Carson, as well as the author of introductions to the 40th and 50th anniversary editions of Silent Spring. (2002, 2012).

    Lear's biography of Carson was awarded the prize for the best book on women in science by the History of Science Society in 1999. Chatham University (Carson’s alma mater) conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters on Linda in 2008 for her research and writing on women in the environment. Lear’s research papers and adjunct collections dealing with Carson’s life, Carson’s friends and colleagues, and the controversy over Silent Spring form the core of the Lear/Carson Collection at The Linda Lear Center for Archives and Special Collections at Connecticut College in New London, CT. Lear is also the biographer of the English author, artist and naturalist Beatrix Potter. Her prize-winning book, Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (2007) was published in the UK as Beatrix Potter: The Extraordinary Life of a Victorian Genius. (2008)


Past events

November 14, 2022 “Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration” with author Laura Martin
October 14, 2022 “This Land Was Saved for You and Me” with author Jeffrey Ryan
September 14, 2022 “Nature's Best Hope” with author Douglas Tallamy
September 01, 2022 NEXT GEN CAPTURE CONSERVATION CONTEST
August 11, 2022 The Perseid Meteor Shower
June 16, 2022 Join Jack Davis' presentation on his book “The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird”
June 11, 2022 A Friends Volunteer Event!
May 12, 2022 Join Dr. Joelle Gehring's presentation “Bird Collisions with Communication Towers: How We Can Reduce the Risks and Save Money”
April 23, 2022 Earth Day Tree Planting
April 20, 2022 Indigenous Connections Roundtable Announcement
April 13, 2022 Check out Jack Davis on his book “The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird”
April 07, 2022 Live from the Eagle’s Nest
March 15, 2022 Inspiring Student Curiosity with Wildlife Cams
March 10, 2022 Live from the Eagle’s Nest
March 02, 2022 Virtual Lecture: "Defending the Arctic Refuge: A Photographer, an Indigenous Nation, and a Fight for Environmental Justice"
February 28, 2022 Climate Resiliency and Conserving West Virginia Forest Land
February 02, 2022 Virtual Lecture: "The Devils Hole Pupfish: Survival, Extinction, and Environmental History in the US West"
October 16, 2021 Deer Hunt (applications due 31 August)
September 08, 2021 Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00-8:00 pm
August 18, 2021 A Behind-the-scenes Tour of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Archives and Museum
March 17, 2021 Chat with the Chief: The Refuge System under the Biden Administration
January 27, 2021 “J. Drew Lanham on his book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature”
November 17, 2020 NCTC “Wildlife Webcams: Partnering for Conservation and Education” Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
October 21, 2020 Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE “Nature’s Allies: Lessons from Great Conservationists”
September 09, 2020 Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting, Sept. 9, 2020 at 7pm (Virtual Zoom Video with Dial in)
July 28, 2020 NCTC: Enjoy the Monarch Conservation Webinar – Monarch Habitat in the US, July 28th at 2:00 PM ET.
July 07, 2020 NCTC: Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE. Film Screening: Howard Zahniser: Champion for Wilderness with Filmmaker Jeffrey Ryan Tuesday July 7 from 7:00 to 8:00pm (EST)
June 08, 2020 NCTC: Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE: Suffragist turned Conservationist Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm
March 14, 2020 Reforestation Site improvement- Pi Day 3.14.2020
February 12, 2020 Lecture at NCTC, Wednesday, February 12th, at NCTC: Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz's Speaking About Her Book, “Wildhood”
November 13, 2019 NCTC Pollinator Webinar: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) on November 13th (Webex Registration Required)
November 06, 2019 NCTC Pollinator Webinar: Pollinator Meadows on November 6th(Webex Registration Required)
October 22, 2019 “America’s Nature Guy” Peter Schriemer will present a series of short films about national wildlife refuges and discuss nature filmmaking
September 24, 2019 “Birding Israel: Where Migration is Defined” Talk
September 11, 2019 Notice of Event: Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting
August 21, 2019 Volunteer for final touches on the NCTC pollinator garden.
August 18, 2019 Annual Social
July 23, 2019 Presentation on “Nature & History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson”
June 20, 2019 Pollinator Garden Volunteer Opportunity (second day)
June 19, 2019 Pollinator Garden Volunteer Opportunity
April 13, 2019 Tree Planting Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting at National Conservation Training Center
April 08, 2019 FILM SCREENING AND Q&A - BACKYARD WILDERNESS
March 20, 2019 Please Volunteer for Renovating the Pollinator Garden - March 20th
March 05, 2019 “The Ends of the Earth” (movie)
September 12, 2018 Annual Meeting
August 12, 2018 Annual Social
June 06, 2018 Appalachian Trail Lecture
April 21, 2018 Tree Planting at NCTC
March 28, 2018 “Travels with the Songbird Migration of Spring” Talk
October 26, 2017 “Humanities and the Environment” Symposium
October 19, 2017 "Bully" - A Play About Teddy Roosevelt
September 13, 2017 Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting
August 21, 2017 "An Evening With Teddy Roosevelt" With Reprisor Joe Wiegand
August 13, 2017 Annual Social
July 26, 2017 Lecture: Jennifer Ackerman, Author of Genius of Birds
July 13, 2017 Webinar: Friends VS Volunteers
April 06, 2017 Monarch Webinar Series: Monarchs and Solar
March 24, 2017 “Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative”
March 23, 2017 Monarch Webinar Series: Monarch Parasitoids
February 23, 2017 Monarch Webinar Series: Designing and Creating Outdoor Signs for Monarch Waystations and Pollinator Gardens
February 16, 2017 Monarch Webinar Series: Seed Mix Design with the Tallgrass Prairie Center
January 26, 2017 Monarch Webinar Series: Monarch Overwintering Biology
January 18, 2017 Rachel Carson Film Screening and Filmmaker Q&A
December 20, 2016 Monarch Webinar Series: Monarch Conservation Planning Tools
December 15, 2016 Monarch Webinar Series: Monarchs and Climate Change
October 20, 2016 Artist Sharon K. Schafer to speak at NCTC on “Becoming Animal: Standing Witness for the Sentient Wild”
September 27, 2016 A Tale of Two Victorian Rebels: Beatrix Potter and Rachel Carson
September 22, 2016 Volunteer for Roadside Clean Up
September 21, 2016 Annual Meeting
August 31, 2016 Monarchs and Roadsides
August 14, 2016 Annual Social
July 25, 2016 John D. Chaney, "40 Years from the Brink of Extinction: America's Bald Eagle"
April 16, 2016 Come and Plant Trees for Reforestation Day at NCTC
February 25, 2016 Three Films by John Grabowska
October 22, 2015 Sneak Peak of "All Over the Map" - A New Family Show
August 16, 2015 You Are Invited to our 2015 Annual Social!
July 09, 2015 Rachel Carson and her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment
June 03, 2015 An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt - Wednesday Evening Chat
April 11, 2015 Come and Plant Trees for Reforestation Day at NCTC
March 24, 2015 For Friends Members and their Guests: Film Screening of "This Time Next Year"
March 12, 2015 The Monarch of the Americas
February 25, 2015 For Friends Members and their Guests: Wednesday Night Chat with NCTC Staff
December 18, 2014 Film: World Premiere of The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson
December 10, 2014 A Chat With Suzanne Fellows With the Federal Duck Stamp Program
November 19, 2014 For Friends Members and their Guests: Wednesday Night Chat with NCTC Staff
October 22, 2014 Friends Wednesday Night Chat with NCTC Staff
September 24, 2014 Friends Wednesday Night Chat with NCTC Staff
September 10, 2014 2014 Annual Meeting
August 17, 2014 Annual Membership Social
July 09, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
June 11, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
May 14, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
April 22, 2014 Friends Conversations with NCTC Staff
April 09, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
March 26, 2014 Films for Friends and their Guests
March 12, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
February 26, 2014 Friends Conversations with NCTC Staff
February 26, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Strategic Planning
February 12, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
January 29, 2014 Films for Friends and their Guests
January 29, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Strategic Planning
January 15, 2014 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
December 11, 2013 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
November 20, 2013 Friends Conversations with NCTC Staff
November 13, 2013 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
October 31, 2013 American Conservation Film Festival
October 23, 2013 Friends Conversations with NCTC Staff
October 23, 2013 Volunteer for Weed Warrior Day!
October 09, 2013 Friends of NCTC Board of Directors Meeting
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