Virtual Program Exchange

Do you want to explore the different environments of North America? With the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Virtual Program Exchange, you can learn about the waters of the Pacific Coast, the birds of the eastern deciduous forest, the plants of the Great Plains, and so much more!

As part of this Exchange, nature and environmental learning centers throughout the continent invite you to join their virtual programs — see the calendar below to find a program that's right for you. Whether you're an adult or child in need of remote learning opportunities, there's plenty of nature to discover.

Please note we will discontinue the Virtual Program Exchange on January 3, 2022. We will display events through January 2.

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Dec 06 2021 - Jan 05 2022

Lunch & Learn Lecture: Florida History & Pop Culture Series – “Florida Soul"

Date Wednesday, Dec 08 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  8am AKT  /  9am PT  /  10am MT  /  11am CT  /  12pm ET
Host Organization:  Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center — Naples, FL
Price:  Free for virtual attendees

This presentation looks at the people and the music that define Florida Soul, from Ray Charles, to Sam and Dave, James Brown to Bobby Purify and many more. The State of Florida’s rich, but under-appreciated musical heritage comes to life in music, words and vintage photos. Registration required. Learn more.

The Fascinating Life of Javelinas and Other Peccaries: Ecology, Natural History, Behavior, and Conservation

Thursday, Dec 09 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  5pm AKT  /  6pm PT  /  7pm MT  /  8pm CT  /  9pm ET
Host Organization:  Natural History Institute — Prescott, AZ
Price:  Free

The Natural History Institute Speaker Series presents a talk by Dr. Mariana Altrichter, a javelina researcher and conservation biologist. Arizona is home to many interesting wildlife species, including the often-misunderstood collared peccary or javelina. We will learn about this fascinating social species’ life habits, ecology, distribution, and behavior. We will also...

Field Sketching Workshop

Thursday, Dec 09 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  5pm AKT  /  6pm PT  /  7pm MT  /  8pm CT  /  9pm ET
Host Organization:  BLM Campbell Creek Science Center — Anchorage, AK
Price:  Free

Anyone can learn to draw like a naturalist! Nature illustration is not about creating a finished masterpiece, it’s about sparking curiosity, observing closely, and recording what you see. In this program, explore simple techniques to help sharpen your naturalist eye and practice drawing flowers, birds, and landscapes to capture different perspectives of the...

Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop

Monday, Dec 13 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  5:30am AKT  /  6:30am PT  /  7:30am MT  /  8:30am CT  /  9:30am ET
Host Organization:  Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center — Naples, FL
Price:  $55

If you want to get the best pictures possible, and truly understanding your camera’s features, this camera online workshop is for you. The class covers the essentials of your digital camera. You will learn how to use your camera's shutter, aperture, ISO control and the drive modes to create images with impact and creativity. Sonny Saunders has...

Fireside Chat: Preserving Alaska Native Place Names

Wednesday, Dec 15 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  7pm AKT  /  8pm PT  /  9pm MT  /  10pm CT  /  11pm ET
Host Organization:  BLM Campbell Creek Science Center — Anchorage, AK
Price:  Free

Alaska Native place names reflect the history of the people who have long occupied these lands: the activities they engage in and past events associated with particular areas. Join Rachel Mason, Senior Cultural Anthropologist for the National Park Service, to learn about several ongoing projects in National Parks in Alaska to document and preserve these...

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