Friends of the National Conservation Training Center

Supporting conservation education and outreach efforts of the National Conservation Training Center

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Enjoy films, lectures, volunteering, and more while supporting conservation efforts!

Become a Member!
Contribute to conservation training, education, scholarships, and public outreach.

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Attend our lectures, films, paddling tours, volunteer opportunities, and more!
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Wildlife Refuge Volunteers Win Friends of NCTC Scholarships

June 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Friends of the National Conservation Training Center awarded scholarships for national wildlife refuge volunteers. The scholarships allowed the refuge volunteers to take wildlife conservation classes […]

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Corporate Sponsorship is Now Available

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

The Friends of NCTC is delighted to now offer a corporate sponsorship, which allows for further giving to conservation.

With your corporate partnership membership, you are […]

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2016 Paddling Tour dates announced

April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The 2016 Friends of NCTC paddling tour dates have been announced
One evening per week from mid-May through early September, the Friends of NCTC host a […]

October 22nd – Bring the kids! Pilot for new show on reconnecting families with the outdoors

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Thursday October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center,
698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Bring the kids! The American Conservation Film Festival […]

Friends Awards Student Filmmaker at ACFF

October 8th, 2015|0 Comments

We are so pleased to have sponsored the award for the Student Award Winner at the American Conservation Film Festival. The winning film is White […]

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Eagle cam donations are climbing | Shepherdstown, WV donates $1000

July 6th, 2015|Comments Off on Eagle cam donations are climbing | Shepherdstown, WV donates $1000

Update: We’ve reached our goal of $5,000 for a new eagle cam! Thank you to everyone who has donated. We are looking forward to sharing […]



What we do

We actively support the mission of the National Conservation Training Center by supporting their community outreach programs and extending the reach of this world-class facility.

Some of the programs we support include:

  • Administration of scholarship program to provide training for refuge volunteers and Friends group members
  • Fundraising
  • American Conservation Film Festival
  • Fallen Comrades Memorial-brick fund
  • Wednesday Evenings with Friends: Chat and Film Series
  • “Member-only” tours of the NCTC museum archives
  • 6th grade Science Olympiad
  • Habitat restoration and reforestation
  • Member docents for paddling tours
  • Member docents for Duck Stamp Art Contest
Learn more about us!

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America’s Wild Read

Whether you are a nature enthusiast, book lover, young conservationist, student, teacher, or Refuge friend, you are invited to participate in America’s WildRead community discussion. We provide this blog in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Library. All are welcome!

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