Events

Upcoming events

    • October 26, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • October 27, 2017
    • 4:15 PM
    • NCTC, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

    “Humanities and the Environment” Symposium at NCTC October 26-27, 2017

    Friends of NCTC are invited to attend a free two-day symposium on “Humanities and the Environment” on October 26-27. Sponsored by. Shepherd University, it will be held at the National Conservation Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. It is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged and can be done online at www.shepherd.edu/humanities.

    The purpose of this symposium is to bring together prominent filmmakers, writers, historians, environmental experts, and civic leaders, to address how the humanities can contribute to public understanding of the challenges of major environmental issues. The events begin at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, and include an evening film at 7:00 p.m., David Conover’s “Behold the Earth.” Speakers and break-out sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 and the conference will conclude at 4:15 p.m.

    Speakers include

    • Douglas Brinkley, CNN presidential historian, of Rice University, who has written extensively about environmental and conservation history;
    • John Amos, founder of SkyTruth, which uses satellite imagery to explore environmental concerns;
    • Denise Giardina, award-winning Appalachian novelist of West Virginia;
    • David Conover, filmmaker and conservationist whose films have aired on the Discovery Channel, PBS, and National Geographic Explorer;
    • Mark Madison, historian of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and
    • Angela Lueking, professor of energy and mineral engineering and chemical engineering at Pennsylvania State University and currently a visiting scientist at the National Science Foundation.

    Shepherd University history professor Julia Sandy received a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to help make this symposium possible. Other sponsors include the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, the Shepherd University Foundation, the George Washington Institute for Living Ethics, SkyTruth, and the National Conservation Film Festival.

    Professor Julia Sandy said “While scientists have measured the current state of global climate change, and predicted future consequences, it will take all academic disciplines, and broad public engagement to find ways to solve the many issues that science has identified as the major global challenges of our time.”

    Keith Alexander of the Shepherd University history department remarked that, “Shepherd University is a premiere small liberal arts university, and we see it as part of our mission to show how the humanities offer important ways to engage the public in addressing global concerns through novels, films, histories, and the many ways we share information on important topics.”

    While the symposium is free to the public, advance registration is encouraged and can be done online at www.shepherd.edu/humanities, where you will also find the full schedule of the symposium. To register by phone, please contact Jody Brumage at 304-876-5648. 

    Since the symposium is being held at a U.S. government facility, a driver’s license or other official identification will be required. There is ample parking at the National Conservation Training Center, which is located off Shepherd Grade Road, three miles from Shepherdstown.


Past events

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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