1 year of TWS Webinar content now available through our YouTube channel

Support wildlife professionals, make connections, and discover something new. The Wildlife Society’s monthly webinar series brings you the latest in wildlife science, conservation, and management. Each webinar is supported by TWS Working Groups to ensure that you stay current on new science-based research, techniques, and tools from experts in the field.

Join us each month as we explore the hottest topics in wildlife conservation. Each webinar is hosted through Zoom. Register in advance through the links below.   

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, December 15 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Parenthood in the Field: Challenges and Advice for Raising Your Own Brood

Hosted  – Women of Wildlife Community Team 

How do wildlife professionals balance their career and parenthood? This career presents abnormal challenges as work schedules are not 9-5. This discussion will provide personal stories from parenthood focused on work-life balance and how to find support in the workplace. This webinar will be a follow up to a panel discussion held at the 29th Annual Conference to share what we have learned about challenges facing parents in the wildlife profession.

Up Next…

January 9, 2023 – A Voice in the Wilderness: A Pioneering Biologist Explains Why We Must and How We Can Diversify the Scientific Workforce. Hosted by the Biological Diversity Working Group

Coming soon.

February 2023 – Sign up your Working Group!

*If you are interested is presenting an upcoming webinar please email Tricia Fry, tricia@wildlife.org.

Are you a Certified Wildlife Biologist®? All monthly webinars are pre-approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 2 CEUs in Category I of the CWB® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in this webinar.

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Past Webinars

October 2022 -Taking Action to Resist, Accept, or Direct Change: How Wildlife Managers Can Thrive in an Uncertain Future

The mission of the USFWS is to conserve fish, wildlife and their habitats. But how can wildlife managers proceed when faced with biodiversity declines, extinction crises, and accelerating climate change where traditional approaches may no longer be effective? Here we describe the Resist-Accept-Direct (RAD) framework, which can serve as a blueprint for responding to change, and provide examples of USFWS climate change adaptation actions. Although operating under an increasingly uncertain future is daunting, wildlife managers can build on established methods to implement RAD actions and expand our capacity to effectively manage change on public lands. Hosted by the Climate Change and Wildlife Working Group

September 2022 – Highlighting Bridge Builders: Examples of R3 Efforts to Connect New Audiences Outdoors

There are many proven benefits for people being outdoors. Nationally, many state agencies are working to recruit, retain, and reactivate participants in outdoor activities, strategically focusing to connect more people with their first hunts, fishing trips, and other outdoor experiences. This webinar will provide examples of leading agencies working to increase participation in hunting, target shooting, and trapping, and highlight their experiences in connecting these activities with communities across their states. Join the Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group as we learn from their experiences and derive ideas for your own projects and efforts for this fall. Hosted by Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group

August 2022 – How Do We Get the Discussion about Non-Lead from Non-Starter to Non-Issue?

Time to go ballistic? Are copper bullets the fruit of anti-hunting propaganda? Join this webinar for a breakdown of non-lead ammunition, a crash course in its controversy, and bits of wisdom for hunters, shooters, and conservationists today. We’ll dive into the last decade of rhetoric on a topic hotly debated from litigation halls to hunting camp. Let’s hasten the transition to alternative ammunition, avoid being castigated as gun-grabbing-no-nothings, and go ballistic with non-toxic ethics for wildlife and the shooting sports. Hosted by – TWS Wildlife Toxicology Working Group

June 2022 – Change. It’s what’s on the table

We hear a lot about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) these days. What do these terms mean to you and what changes are needed for the wildlife profession to become more inclusive? We’ll start with the type of change that will help our DEI efforts and profession grow, then provide some uplifting examples of successful allyship for underrepresented groups in wildlife. You’ll hear from 3 of the 42 authors of the upcoming book “Women of Wildlife Science: Building Equity, Diversity and Inclusion,” (https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/12272/women-wildlife-science). This book provides practical advice on how to be an ally and support women, LGBTQ+, People of Color, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities. We want to highlight a path forward to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The 3 authors are Diana Doan-Crider, Mamie Parker, and Katie O’Donnell. Hosted by – Women of Wildlife Community Team 

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