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.

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Oct 17 2021 - Nov 16 2021

From Sea to Shining Sea: Cross-Continent Ecosystem Comparisons

Date Wednesday, Oct 20 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  3:30pm AKT  /  4:30pm PT  /  5:30pm MT  /  6:30pm CT  /  7:30pm ET
Host Organization:  North Cascades Institute — Sedro-Woolley, WA
Price:  $15

Please join Dr. Sarah Bois, Director of Research and Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation based on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts for a discussion about the similarities and differences in habitats, ecology, and land use between New England coastline and the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. We’ll explore our cross-continent...

Fireside Chat: Sheefish of the Kuskokwim

Wednesday, Oct 20 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

Quiz! What is the largest member of the whitefish family and has been called the “tarpon of the north?” Sheefish! Sheefish are an important subsistence resource and a popular sport fish. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Lisa Stuby will share the life history of this fascinating fish. In this program, learn how sheefish spend their summers, where and...

Dinosaurs of the North

Tuesday, Oct 26 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

Troodons, Hadrosaurs, and Gorgosauruses, oh my! Millions of years ago dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes roamed Alaska. Tune in to discover more about these captivating creatures, the fossils they left behind, and the theories paleontologists have about how they survived in the far North. Registration required: https://www.blm.gov/ccsc/activity-calendar

Diversity in the Outdoors: A Conversation with Chevon Powell

Wednesday, Nov 03 2021
Virtual Program Exchange

Time:  4:30pm AKT  /  5:30pm PT  /  6:30pm MT  /  7:30pm CT  /  8:30pm ET
Host Organization:  North Cascades Institute — Sedro-Woolley, WA
Price:  $5

The outdoor scene presents an opportunity for all people to connect with our shared earthly home. However, the conservation and recreation fields in the U.S. have been disproportionately shaped by white, able-bodied figures and the trail has not been a welcoming place for diverse people. While Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) have...

Lunch & Learn Lecture — Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Educators and Other Icons of the Sunshine State

Friday, Nov 05 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

For more than a decade, journalist Art Levy has traveled the state, interviewing prominent Floridians for a Florida Trend magazine feature called Icon. He’ll speak about the interviewees and tell stories about his journey across Florida. Learn more.

Essentials of Digital Photography Workshop

Monday, Nov 08 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...

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