Webinars and Podcasts

Webinar Portals

*Note not all webinars are approved for training hours.  Please submit webinars, workshops and trainings they find locally to the Director for approval (email kls20@cornell.edu).

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service  Conservation Science Webinar Series These webinars communicate recent advancements in the field of conservation, ranging from emerging issues to technological advancements to pertinent scientific discoveries.  This series targets biologists or natural resource managers interested in staying informed about the most up-to-date science by engaging with experts from across the country (and world).

Science and Technology Training Library – a webinar portal for conservation of natural resources.  This USDA sponsored site hosts frequent webinars on all topics spanning conservation, forestry, bio energy, climate change and natural resources.

Cornell Forest Connect Webinar Series – free webinars for forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management

New York Invasive Species Research Institute – Check out the monthly PRISM webinars on local invasive species issues and management from experts across New York

Wildlife Conservation Society – webinar and webcasts feature conservation efforts locally and globally by WCS scientists and educators.  Their webinars are especially geared towards students and teachers looking to bring global conservation challenges into the classroom.  Right now their upcoming webinars are focusing on their Blue York campaign and the ocean science occurring around New York City.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Educators Webinars – BirdSleuth offers a variety of free webinars each month open to all educators. All their fun and interactive webinars provide background content, highlight new and relevant educational resources, and allow discussion for successful implementation of such information and activities. Each webinar is roughly 50 minutes with 10 minutes allocated for questions. You can access all archived webinars through their YouTube channel.



NPR: The 90 Second Naturalist:  A daily glimpse into the natural world from Thane Maynard, President of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Nature Podcast: The Nature Podcast brings you the best stories from the world of science each week. We cover everything from astronomy to zoology, highlighting the most exciting research from each issue of Nature journal. We meet the scientists behind the results and providing in-depth analysis from Nature’s journalists and editors.

Urban Wildlife Podcast: Think you can’t experience wildlife in the city? Get wild right where you live with the Urban Wildlife Podcast. Hosts Billy and Tony explore the fauna and flora of cities around the globe.

60-Second Earth: We all know how difficult it can be to find the time to stay up to date on the latest in environmental news, especially if you work up to 40 hours a week and you have a family to take care of. But the podcasts of this episode are a mere sixty seconds, and all you have to do is take a minute out of your busy schedule to get updated on the latest in environmental news.

NOAA’s National Ocean Service: Making Waves: This podcasts covers a variety of different news articles and topics that are causing a stir in the environmental world.

Living Planet: Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster – visit dw.com/environment for more.

American Birding Podcast: Every other week 30-40min, Hosted by the amicable Nate Swick, this podcast is the signature listening series for the American Birding Association. Each show starts off with the “Rare Bird Focus” segment, which recaps recent rarities across the nation, before moving on to interviews with birders or scientists, conservation stories from ABA President Jeff Gordon, or ID boondoggles with other staff.

BirdNote: Daily, 2min.  The mission of this daily (yes, daily!) podcast is to tell “vivid, sound-rich stories about birds and the challenges they face.” And the episodes certainly accomplish that. Each bite-size vignette is a vacation for the ears, perfect for momentarily forgetting you’re stuck in rush hour. 

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