Events

Upcoming events

    • March 20, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • NCTC - Entry to the main auditorium building
    Registration is closed


    "Are you itching for Spring?  Longing to get your hands in the dirt?  Here's an early chance to do so and at the same time, help us in renovating the Pollinator Garden and getting it ready for our favorite pollinators!  Please meet at 1 pm at the Entry to the main auditorium building.  Wear work cloth and gardening/work gloves.  A water bottle would be handy however there is a water fountain and restrooms just inside the Entry.
    If you can come and help, we do need your names in advance to leave with the security personnel at the main gate.  Please email us at info@friendsofnctc.org or register.  We hope to see you there!"  

    • April 13, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NCTC, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV
    Register

    Join the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Friends of NCTC in celebrating West Virginia Arbor Day by planting trees to help restore forestland.




    Who: Anyone interested is welcome, but should be in good health and able to engage in outdoor activities such as digging and stooping.You must pre-register and have valid photo ID with you.

    What: Planting young trees by hand, typically in pre-dug holes in a clear field. We are establishing two acres of new forest to improve wildlife habitat and environmental conditions.

    When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. You should arrive by 8:20 a.m. It is okay to leave before noon if you need to.

    Where: The National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV. From the Bavarian Inn at the Potomac in Shepherdstown go 3.2 miles on Shepherd Grade Road. The entrance, on the right, is well marked. Security will direct you to the location.

    Why:Think Globally, Act Locally, as the saying goes.

    Need: Comfortable work shoes or boots, long pants, hat, gloves, water bottle.

    Contact: Ora Dixon at 304-876-7314 or ora_dixon@fws.gov with questions or to pre-register by April 9. If postponed due to expected weather we will contact you.


Past events

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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