Virtual Public Lecture
“Wildlife Webcams: Partnering for Conservation and Education”
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (ET)
On Tuesday, November 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (ET), the National Conservation Training Center will offer an interview and public lecture on “Wildlife Webcams – Partnering for Conservation and Education.” Join guests Katie Julian, Ed Britton, John Howe and NCTC host Randy Robinson for a discussion on how webcams have become a new and important tool for wildlife conservation. Partnerships and Friends Groups are key to keeping thirty webcams running on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites nationwide. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge stretches more than 200 river miles and has 6 webcams that offer multiple perspectives on nesting and migrating wildlife. This refuge is a great example of the power of partnerships to enhance public enjoyment and appreciation of wildlife through innovative technology.
6:00 – 6:50 PM ET: join our Conservationists in Action interview to meet Katie, Ed, and John as we discuss some of the history and background of their webcam projects.
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET: join our Conservation Lecture Series “Wildlife Webcams – Partnering for Conservation and Education” to take a visual tour of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and learn how friends groups and partnerships have made wildlife viewing more accessible to all.
Join us November 17 at 6:00 PM ET on NCTC Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/USFWSNCTC
Or, on NCTC Livestream: https://nctc.fws.gov/broadcasts
Katie Julian has served as Visitor Services Specialist at the La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge since 2014, after early career adventures in northern Michigan and western Minnesota. In partnership with the Raptor Resource Project, the Mississippi River Flyway Cam was located on an island in the La Crosse District where the camera offers an unparalleled look at migrating birds and river wildlife: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam
Ed Britton is Wildlife Refuge Manager for the Savanna District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Ed has 43 years of experience with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Partnering with the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge, they now have five wildlife webcams in operation – including the popular “Trio” bald eagle nest. https://stewardsumrr.org/webcams
John Howe is Executive Director of the Raptor Resource Project (RRP) and has developed nest cam programs worldwide. The Raptor Resource Project is dedicated to preserving and strengthening raptor populations, expanding participation in raptor conservation, fostering the next generation of preservationists, and educating people around the world about raptors and their habitats. RRP operates two popular eagle cams near Decorah, Iowa and is collaborating with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to install nest cams in the dwindling forest habitat of the Philippine Eagle. https://www.raptorresource.org
This talk is as part of NCTC’s Conservation Lecture Series, co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org).
For more information, please contact Mark Madison (304-876-7276; email@example.com) or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html.