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Writers, Scientists, Conservationists, Historians Speak to the Public at NCTC. Meet the speakers.

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Writers, Scientists, Conservationists, Historians Speak to the Public at NCTC. Meet the speakers.
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2012-10-05 17:59
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A Conversation with William Souder

Author William Souder discusses his new book on the life and legacy of Rachel Carson. William Souder’s work has appeared in many publications, including the Washington Post, New York Times, and Harper’s. He is the author of three books. A Plague of Fro... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Speaking with Eli Hopkins

Eli Hopkins is a nationally-renowned sculptor who lives and works in Colorado. In 2002 Hopkins released his first bronze sculptures. His set of stylized horses was well received and, since that time, Hopkins has been able to move forward at a phenomena... (NCTC Webmaster) author

A Conversation with Randy Olson

Randy Olson was a professor of marine biology at the University of New Hampshire. Despite his Harvard Ph.D., four years of post-doctoral research in Australia and Florida, and years of diving around the world from the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica, ... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Mark Madison speaks with Taggard Seigel

Queen of The Sun is an in-depth investigation to discover the causes and solutions behind Colony Collapse Disorder; a phenomenon where honeybees vanish from their hives, never to return. Queen of The Sun follows the voices and visions of underrepresent... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Mark Madison speaks with Lisa Mighetto

Lisa Mighetto is the Executive Director of the Amerian Society for Environmental History. (NCTC Webmaster) author

In the Kingdom of Gorillas, Amy Vedder, Author, Conservation Biologist with The Wilderness Society

When Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most endangered the gorillas. Weber and Vedder r... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Craig Stihler talks about white nose syndrome in bats and other challenges to WV endangered species

Craig Stihler is the Endangered Species Coordinator for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. He will discuss bats generally and then focus on their status in West Virginia and the region, with a special emphasis on the challenges different ... (NCTC Webmaster) author

A Conversation with Jon Waterman, Author

In 1869, John Wesley Powell led a small party down the Green and Colorado Rivers in a bold attempt to explore the Grand Canyon for the first time. After their monumental expedition, they told of raging rapids, constant danger, and breathtaking natural ... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Speaking with Nancy Langston - Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of Rachel Carson

Author, Professor at University of Wisconsin In 1941 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES), the first synthetic chemical to be marketed as an estrogen and one of the first to be identified as a hormone disrupto... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Phil Pister Desert Fishes Council - "Ethics and the Environmental Field Biologist "

Phil Pister retired in February 1990 following 38 years as a fishery biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game. He studied wildlife conservation and zoology under A. Starker Leopold at the University of California (Berkeley) and has spe... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Speaking with Filmmaker Moyna Huda

Moyna Huda is a filmmaker from Bangladesh who screened his new film "A Tale of the Sundarbans." The Sundarbans are the biggest mangrove forest in the world and a unique repository of biodiversity in Bangladesh. (NCTC Webmaster) author

A Conversation with Filmmaker Jonathan Van Ballenberghe

Jonathan Van Ballenberghe is the filmmaker for "In the Company of Moose." This film chronicles Biologist Vic Van Ballenberghe who has spent more time living with wild moose in Denali National Park, Alaska than any other researcher in the world. (NCTC Webmaster) author

A Conversation with Stephen Potter, NPS Archeologist

Stephen discusses his presentation "Aboriginal America and the Potomac Frontier, 1607-1676" (NCTC Webmaster) author

A Talk with John Grabowska, NPS Filmmaker

John discusses Yellowstone National Park and the making of his film "Land to Life". (NCTC Webmaster) author

Student Climate& Conservation Congress (Sc3). A Conversation with Jena Thompson from the Conservation Fund

Jena talks about Go Zero, a program of the Conservation Fund. (NCTC Webmaster) author

Student Climate& Conservation Congress (Sc3). Talking with Case Hicks: Theodore Roosevelt Impersonator

How did Case become a Teddy Roosevelt impersonator? Hear his background and other interesting stories. (NCTC Webmaster) author

Larry Battson Discusses the Facts and Fictions of Bigfoot

Bigfoot is a legendary (some claim“imaginary”) ape-like human who has been reportedly sighted from California to Indiana. Battson will give a presentation on the facts and fictions of Bigfoot including analysis of recordings of Bigfoot and casts of his... (NCTC Webmaster) author

Chuck Dunkerly Discusses Environmental Filmmaking& Changes in the American Landscape

Chuck Dunkerly is a Producer and Director for the National Park Service at the Harpers Ferry Center. He has delivered scores of award winning films for National Parks, on topics as diverse as on the Olympic National Park, Homesteading, Voting Rights an... (NCTC Webmaster) author