Events

Upcoming events

    • October 16, 2021
    • 12:00 AM
    • December 18, 2021
    • 11:59 PM
    Dear Friends of NCTC,

    Preparations are underway for the nineteenth annual managed deer hunt at NCTC.  The first of these was held in 2003 after careful consideration and an environmental assessment, to deal with a burgeoning deer population. The hunting program here serves to help keep the population in balance with available habitat, resulting in healthier deer, reduced damage to native plants and the various types of wildlife that depend upon them, reduced risk of deer diseases and diseases that can spread to humans such as Lyme disease.  And, of course, there are the vehicle accidents. 

    You can find out about the hunt on our deer hunt website: https://nctc.fws.gov/campus/deer-hunt
    If you, or hunters you know, might be interested, please check this out.  Applications must be submitted online by August 31.  

    We are once again looking for volunteers from Friends of NCTC to help run the hunt. Tasks include checking hunters in and out, weighing deer, providing direction, and answering questions. If you are an outdoors person, so much the better for helping with the field aspects. Look at the hunt dates - all are Saturdays - to see if some of them would work for you. More info on volunteering will be showing up in your inbox.

    Phil Pannill, Land Manager
    National Conservation Training Center
    Shepherdstown, WV  25443
    304-876-7432; phil_pannill@fws.gov


    THE NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2021 HUNTING SEASON. THIS YEARS DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

    October 16 – Shotgun & Archery - (Buck or Antlerless) – Special Season October 23 – Shotgun & Archery - (Buck or Antlerless) – Special Season October 30 - Shotgun & Archery - (Buck or Antlerless) – Special Season November 13 – Archery only (Buck or Antlerless)

    November 27 - Shotgun & Archery (Buck or Antlerless)
    December 4 – Shotgun & Archery (Buck or Antlerless)
    December 11 – Shotgun (Antlerless) and Archery (Buck or Antlerless) December 18 - Muzzleloader and Archery (Buck or Antlerless)

    For applications, regulations and additional information please visit the NCTC website at http://nctc.fws.gov/campus/deer-hunt/ , email nctc_deerhunt@fws.gov, or call 304-876-7474. The hunt is open to all persons, including out-of-state hunters and hunters with disabilities. A West Virginia hunting license and a hunter safety certification are required prior to hunting. Applications must be received by August 31.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to providing access to this activity for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, close captioning, or other accommodation needs to 304-876-7474, email nctc_deerhunt@fws.gov , or TTY 800-877-8339 with your request by close of business August 31, 2021.



Past events

September 08, 2021 Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00-8:00 pm
August 18, 2021 A Behind-the-scenes Tour of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Archives and Museum
March 17, 2021 Chat with the Chief: The Refuge System under the Biden Administration
January 27, 2021 “J. Drew Lanham on his book The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature”
November 17, 2020 NCTC “Wildlife Webcams: Partnering for Conservation and Education” Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
October 21, 2020 Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE “Nature’s Allies: Lessons from Great Conservationists”
September 09, 2020 Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting, Sept. 9, 2020 at 7pm (Virtual Zoom Video with Dial in)
July 28, 2020 NCTC: Enjoy the Monarch Conservation Webinar – Monarch Habitat in the US, July 28th at 2:00 PM ET.
July 07, 2020 NCTC: Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE. Film Screening: Howard Zahniser: Champion for Wilderness with Filmmaker Jeffrey Ryan Tuesday July 7 from 7:00 to 8:00pm (EST)
June 08, 2020 NCTC: Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE: Suffragist turned Conservationist Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm
March 14, 2020 Reforestation Site improvement- Pi Day 3.14.2020
February 12, 2020 Lecture at NCTC, Wednesday, February 12th, at NCTC: Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz's Speaking About Her Book, “Wildhood”
November 13, 2019 NCTC Pollinator Webinar: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) on November 13th (Webex Registration Required)
November 06, 2019 NCTC Pollinator Webinar: Pollinator Meadows on November 6th(Webex Registration Required)
October 22, 2019 “America’s Nature Guy” Peter Schriemer will present a series of short films about national wildlife refuges and discuss nature filmmaking
September 24, 2019 “Birding Israel: Where Migration is Defined” Talk
September 11, 2019 Notice of Event: Friends of NCTC Annual Meeting
August 21, 2019 Volunteer for final touches on the NCTC pollinator garden.
August 18, 2019 Annual Social
July 23, 2019 Presentation on “Nature & History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson”
June 20, 2019 Pollinator Garden Volunteer Opportunity (second day)
June 19, 2019 Pollinator Garden Volunteer Opportunity
April 13, 2019 Tree Planting Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting at National Conservation Training Center
April 08, 2019 FILM SCREENING AND Q&A - BACKYARD WILDERNESS
March 20, 2019 Please Volunteer for Renovating the Pollinator Garden - March 20th
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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