Calendar of Events

 
Upcoming Events
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF)

Oct 1, 2020

Hosted by: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

The 10th annual Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) is forced to be online in 2020 due to the closure of movie theaters in New York City because of the COVID-19 "pandemic".

The virtual/online event includes 250 international short and feature documentaries, many that are world premieres. Daily LiveChats with international conservationists, filmmakers and scientists for the...


An IUCN Virtual Dialogue - #BuildBackBetter: Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples

Oct 14, 2020 (10:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: IUCN CEESP

An IUCN Virtual Dialogue - #BuildBackBetter: Impacts of COVID-19 and Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday 14 October: 8:00 – 9:30 (Guatemala); 10:00 - 11:30 (Washington, DC);

17:00-18:30 (Nairobi); 19:45 - 21:15 (Kathmandu)

Join the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and...


Climate Change and Animal Habitats

Oct 22, 2020 (10:30 - 11:30) - (GMT -7:00) Mountain Time

Hosted by: CPAWS Northern Alberta

This online presentation is led by our Community Climate Ambassador.
Animal Habitats and Conservation
October 22, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Open to children ages 3-6
Everyone has a special place they call home, even bears, octopuses, and...


PANORAMA, Nature-Culture thematic community - sharing practices and learning from heritage places

Oct 22, 2020 (12:00) - (GMT +2:00)

Hosted by: World Heritage Leadership Programme

The World Heritage Leadership Programme is launching the Nature-Culture thematic community on the PANORAMA platform, coordinated jointly by ICCROM, IUCN and ICOMOS. 

PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable case studies enabling cross-sectoral learning and inspiration. The new thematic...


The Unique Challenges and Solutions to a Changing Climate

Oct 22, 2020 (15:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Nation Swell

How an unaddressed aspect of ocean pollution affects climate change, community resilience & equity

  • Breaking taboos and bringing our sewage to the surface to address the biggest ocean threat that no one is talking about.
  • Dr. Wear will discuss the intersectionality of ocean sewage pollution and the global sanitation crisis, highlighting opportunities to bring women and...


The Last Tropical Glaciers | Wild Mountains of East Africa

Oct 23, 2020 (13:00 - 13:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Have you ever heard of "Tropical Glaciers"? These are glaciers found in Latin America, East Africa, and Indonesia, all straddling the equator. To survive, these tropical glaciers are located at very high elevations, mostly above 5000 m (16 000 ft). Today, these glaciers are losing their fight against climate change. In less than a decade, most of the glaciers of Africa and Indonesia will be...


The 5th Annual P-22 Day & International Urban Wildlife Festival

Oct 24, 2020

Hosted by: P-22 Wildlife Wonderland

A FREE and FUN virtual experience celebrating people and wildlife coexisting across the world. Register now to join us on October 24 for hundreds of exhibits, interactive games, virtual walks & talks, live musical performances, a kids activity area, and a chance to win puma prizes!

Hey friends! I’m P-22, the world’s most famous...


Exploring The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Oct 26, 2020 (14:00 - 14:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join Allyssa Morris, Education Specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuge, on a photo tour and educational program of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 19.6 million acres in size, Arctic Refuge is similar in size to the state of South Carolina. Allyssa will focus the virtual program on how various wildlife adapt to their habitats in the subarctic and arctic zones. Participants will...


The Turtle Hospital

Oct 27, 2020 (10:00 - 10:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and...


Join a Parks Canada Biologist Live From Banff National Park!

Oct 27, 2020 (11:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Get a behind the scenes look at how we do ecosystem check ups! We will be stream-side and sampling benthic macroinvertebrates, AKA bugs that live underwater! These bugs can tell us a lot about the water quality and the conditions of aquatic ecosystems in national parks. Learn about about this important monitoring technique and other tools we use to measure ecosystem changes over time - right...


Danger in the City | Birds and Windows

Oct 27, 2020 (12:00 - 12;45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

During migration, millions of songbirds pass through our cities and urban areas where they invariably encounter one of the biggest bird-killers: glass. Collisions with glass kill millions of birds every year across Canada, but there are people fighting to save them. Lisa Horn, an ecologist, will share her journey of rescuing injured songbirds and lobbying for bird-friendly buildings on her...


Joignez-vous à un biologiste de Parcs Canada en direct du parc national Banff!

Oct 27, 2020 (12:00 - 12:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Faites une incursion dans les coulisses pour découvrir comment nous dressons le bilan de santé d’un écosystème! Nous irons au bord d’un ruisseau pour prélever des échantillons de macro-invertébrés benthiques ou, plus simplement, des bibittes qui vivent sous l’eau! Ces insectes peuvent nous en dire long sur la qualité de l’eau et l’état des écosystèmes aquatiques des parcs nationaux....


Fire and Conservation in Belize

Oct 27, 2020 (13:00 - 14:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

How is fire used in conservation and what does it take to become a fire professional? Kim Steinberger, Restoration Project Manager will share her experience attending a Wildfire Suppression Workshop in Belize. This...


Feel the heat on this virtual journey to Belize!

Oct 27, 2020 (13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

How is fire used in conservation and what does it take to become a fire professional? Kim Steinberger, Restoration Project Manager will share her experience attending a Wildfire Suppression Workshop in Belize. This...


Ecologist School Meets Roots and Wings Festival! - Botany Lesson

Oct 27, 2020 (16:00 - 18:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Families in Nature

Join Families in Nature as we collaborate with Austin Parks Foundation for a combined Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day celebration at the 2020 virtual Roots and Wings Festival. We will be hosting a live Botany lesson from our Ecologist School Curriculum and would love to see you there! 

This event is open to all ages.


Registration required


How to Organize Your Own Outdoor Kids Club

Oct 27, 2020 (19:00 - 20:30) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Nature Saskatchewan

Nature Saskatchewan, Nature Regina and SaskOutdoors, along with many wonderful volunteers, have been organizing Get Outside! Outdoor Adventures: Kids Club for the past six weeks in Regina.  Each week we have quickly filled all the spots available!  We have heard...


Resilient Islands: Bracing for Impact

Oct 28, 2020 (17:00 - 18:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Tune in to learn how nature-based solutions and innovative partnerships are fortifying and empowering local communities with The Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean’s Director of External Affairs, Eleanor Phillips; Grenada Conservation Practitioner, Nealla Frederick; St. Croix Conservation Practitioner, Lisa Terry; and Nature...


Ontario’s Model for Biodiversity Conservation Webinar

Oct 28, 2020 (19:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Ontario Headwaters Institute

Biodiversity will be a huge international, Canadian, and Ontario issue in 2021. Please join us for a webinar on Ontario’s Model for Biodiversity Conservation, with Steve Hounsell, Chair, Ontario Biodiversity Council. 

Registration required


Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada | Piranhas

Oct 28, 2020 (9:00 - 9:30) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

How long does it take for a swarm of piranhas to devour their lunch? Venture into the Amazon river basin from the comfort of your own home and join Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada as they feed their red-bellied piranhas! Learn about their aquatic ecosystem, lifestyle and behaviour, be sure to bring your thinking hat and ask all the questions you want!


How to make cities #GreenerHealthierWilder! Voices from around the world

Oct 29, 2020 (08:00 - 21:00)

Hosted by: National Park City Foundation

As part of Urban October and our campaign for 25 National Park Cities by 2025, we are holding a special series of online events on Thursday October 29th 2020. Via Zoom we are going to showcase people from around the world who are doing things to make life and where they live greener, healthier and wilder.

We will showcase diverse voices speaking on a wide range of topics. Stories...


Virtual Nature Community - Parent Workshop #1

Oct 29, 2020 (19:00 - 21:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Families in Nature

Welcome to our first Parent Workshop for the FIN Virtual Nature Community! 

We will be discussing the science subject of the month, and the lessons you will receive each week. And we will give you support, guidance and inspiration to start this school year in the most uncertain year education has seen in a very long time. 

I look forward to meeting you all virtually...


Inclusive Conservation of Protected Areas: balancing stakeholders' visions

Oct 29, 2020 (9:00 - 10:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: IUCN Protected Areas

Inclusive conservation is an approach for accommodating and balancing different visions for protected area management. Ultimately it aims to achieve socially relevant, economically productive, and environmentally sustainable outcomes in protected areas. It includes the development of participatory process for building a shared understanding of landscape management challenges: together with...


Dr. Cory Toth | Bats!

Oct 30, 2020 (11:00 - 11:45) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Join Cory for an exploration on one of the most successful mammal groups on the planet: bats! Learn how bats evolved, where they live, what they eat, and more. And, just in time for Halloween, find out why bats’ scary reputation isn’t deserved, and what we can do to make the world a safer place for them.


Education in a Covid world: Getting outdoor play and learning on the agenda

Nov 3, 2020 (8:00 - 9:00) - (GMT +2:00)

Hosted by: Outdoor Classroom Day South Africa

Children's mental and physical health, connection to nature, and their academic learning have been affected by Covid-19 lockdowns around the world.

At this free Outdoor Classroom Day webinar, policy leaders, academics and government representatives from Turkey, Australia, Scotland and Bangladesh will share how taking learning outdoors and improving playtimes is...


Reintroducing an Icon: American Bison

Nov 4, 2020 (12:30 - 13:30) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Nature Unites Us Online Learning Series
Reintroducing an Icon: American Bison

Ready to get better acquainted with bison? We’ll talk about the life cycle, habits, past and future of our national mammal, and you’ll meet the folks taking care of them on TNC land – YOUR land – across the Great Plains.  Bring your questions!

All are invited to dial...


Ecologist School Meets Roots and Wings Festival! - Entomology Lesson

Nov 5, 2020 (16:00 - 18:00) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Families in Nature

Join Families in Nature as we collaborate with Austin Parks Foundation for a combined Arbor Day and Monarch Appreciation Day celebration at the 2020 virtual Roots and Wings Festival. We will be hosting a live Entomology lesson from our Ecologist School Curriculum and would love to see you there! 

Registration required.


Pacific - National Call - Dr. John Iacozza

Nov 11, 2020 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) - (GMT -6:00) Central Time

Hosted by: Ocean Bridge

Join the pacific cohort for a National call with Dr. John Iacozza!

Born and raised in southern Ontario, John’s introduction to Arctic science was through a course during his undergraduate studies at McMaster’s University.  From that single course, his fascination with the area continued into his Master’s and PhD programs at the...


Communicate +

Nov 17, 2020 (15:30 - 17:00)

Hosted by: The Natural History Consortium

Communicate+ is a cutting edge event for young people aged 11-14 to discuss, explore and learn about key issues in science communication and nature conservation. The programme is shaped by young people themselves, alongside experts and partners in the conservation sector. Online attendees will build their skills as environmental communicators and create discussion opportunities between...


Challenging Outdoor Environments

Nov 18, 2020 (20:00 - 21:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Canadian Child Care Federation with Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Canadian Child Care Federation with the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada is pleased to present a series of 3 in-depth webinars about including outdoor nature play into all early learning environments. Each hour-long webinar will be hosted by leading experts and provide evidence-based research and...


Virtual Tour at Gerstacker Preserve - Michigan

Nov 20, 2020 (12:00 - 13:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Nature Conservancy

Nestled along the shores of Lake Huron, Carl A. Gerstacker preserve features one of the most spectacular limestone bedrock shorelines in Michigan. Home to a variety of wildlife and migratory songbirds,...


Communicate 2020

Nov 26, 2020

Hosted by: The Natural History Consortium

Our annual 2 day conference bringing the sector together for developing and sharing best practice.


A Roundtable with Conservation Optimism

Nov 27, 2020 (15:30 - 16:15)

Hosted by: Conservation Optimism

Wild nature and species have declined by 70% over the last 50 years, so why does the Conservation Optimism team feel optimism about conservation is important? Join this roundtable to find out what optimism means to various team members, how they are using their optimism as a powerful tool to reframe the conservation narrative and how we can all put it...


Loose Parts Outdoors

Dec 15, 2020 (20:00 - 21:00) - (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Hosted by: The Canadian Child Care Federation with the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Canadian Child Care Federation with the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada is pleased to present a series of 3 in-depth webinars about including outdoor nature play into all early learning environments. Each hour-long webinar will be hosted by leading experts and provide evidence-based research and...


IUCN World Conservation Congress

Jan 7, 2021 - Marseille

Hosted by: IUCN

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is where the world comes together to set priorities and drive conservation and sustainable development action. IUCN’s 1300+ government, civil society and indigenous peoples’ Member organisations vote on major issues, action which guides humanity’s relationship with our planet for the decades ahead. IUCN’s unique and inclusive membership gives the Congress...


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