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Join TNC in Massachusetts for weekly lunchtime virtual gatherings as part of our Nature Connects webinar series. It’s a chance to hear from our leading scientists and environmental experts about tackling climate change, protecting land and water, and providing food and water sustainably.

Register for upcoming webinars at the links listed under each event below. All webinars are at 12 pm EDT unless otherwise noted. You must register* to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering. 

You can also watch previous webinar recordings at the links listed on the next tab!

Upcoming Webinars


Celebrate Latinidad Heritage Month and Nature

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 12 - 1 pm

In honor of Latinidad Heritage Month—commonly known as Hispanic Heritage Month—TNC invites you to join a Nature Connects webinar that will celebrate and honor Latinidad and Hispanic culture and its long history, contribution and intersection to the environment and the outdoors. Our panelists are Claudia Pineda Tibbs from Latino Outdoors, Dr. Deborah Landau, conservation ecologist at TNC Maryland/DC, and Pedro Altagracia, a Trustee for TNC New Hampshire. Moderated by Ariana Cano Gomez of TNC Vermont, they will discuss the importance of accessible outdoor spaces, engaging communities, and all the great things the Hispanic/Latinx community provides. We'll also gather your feedback on how TNC can better connect and build long lasting relationships with the Hispanic/Latinx community through tangible on-the-ground actions. 

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Building Relationships With Your Elected Officials

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 12 - 1 pm

Learn best practices for reaching out to and engaging your legislators. In this Nature Connects webinar we'll hear from Stephen Kulik, Retired State Legislator, and Emily Myron, Policy Manager for TNC in Massachusetts, about how to build strong relationships with your elected officials, with a goal of both supporting on-the-ground projects in your community and influencing policy decisions. You will leave the webinar with a clear toolkit for how to begin engaging with your legislators, how to collaborate with them, how to turn your local story into a compelling message, and how to build long-lasting relationships.

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An Update on Martha's Vineyard

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 12 - 1 pm

Did you know that Massachusetts—and specifically the island of Martha’s Vineyard—is home to some of the last remaining sandplain grassland habitats in the world? Journey to this unique ecosystem with Mike Whittemore, land steward for TNC in Massachusetts, for a closer look at what makes these grasslands so special and rare. You’ll get an update about TNC’s work to restore native grasses to lands we manage, our research into the best techniques for restoration (including controlled burns!), and how we work with conservation partners on the Island to make it all happen. After a brief presentation, Mike will answer your questions live. 

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Past Webinars

9/16/21 | Recording Coming Soon: Partnering to Preserve the Belize Maya Forest

9/9/21 | Recording: Ask Me Anything with Deb Markowitz

8/19/21 | Recording: The Emerald Edge and The Seacoast Trust: A Just and Equitable Transition from Old-Growth Logging

8/12/21 | Recording: Bristol Bay: A Natural Wonder in Peril

8/5/21 | Recording: A Not-So-Boring History of Conservation

7/29/21 | Recording: A Conversation with Jocelyn Forbush, Acting President and CEO of The Trustees

7/15/21 | Recording: A Conversation with Mass Audubon President David O'Neill

7/8/21 | Recording: A River's Report Card

6/24/21 | Recording: The Museum of Science and Northeastern Tackle Climate Change

6/17/21 | Recording: A Path to Clean Energy

6/16/21 | Recording: Conservation in Partnership with Indigenous Peoples 

6/3/21 | Recording: How Art Can Document the Impacts of Climate Change

5/27/21 | Recording: Living Shorelines - A Nature-Based Solution for Coastal Resilience

5/13/21 | Recording: Gaining Ground: Protecting Climate-Ready Landscapes 

4/29/21 | Recording: A Virtual Tour of Spring Ephemerals 

4/15/21 | Recording: Renewable Energy Siting in New England 

4/13/21 | Recording: Building a Workforce for Green Infrastructure 

4/8/21 | Recording: How TNC is Helping Oyster Farmers Impacted by the Pandemic 

3/25/21 | Recording: Nature and the Land with Art Curator Maggie North 

3/18/21 | Recording: How Photography Inspires Conservation 

3/11/21 | Recording: Soil Health Technology and Innovation 

3/4/21 | Recording: Forests are Essential for Meeting the Climate Challenge 

2/25/21 | Recording: A Conversation about the Amazon 

2/18/21 | Recording: Building a Roadmap for Climate Policy in Massachusetts 

2/11/21 | Recording: Boston's Emerald Necklace - Park System, Connector and Flood Protector 

2/10/21 | Recording: Preserving the Most Resilient Lands

1/21/21 | Recording: A Journey to Understand Climate Change

1/14/21 | Recording: How to Save Right Whales from Extinction 

1/7/21 | Recording: Moose and Bears in Massachusetts, Oh My! 

12/17/20 | Recording: A Fundamental Strategy for Tackling Climate Change

12/10/20 | Recording: Thaidene Nëné - How North America's New 6.5 Million Acre Protected Area Became a Reality

12/3/20 | Recording: A Conversation with Mothers Out Front Co-founder Kelsey Wirth (audio only)

12/1/20 | Recording: PBS' The Age of Nature Virtual Panel

11/19/20 | Recording: A Climate Conversation with WBZ-TV's Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher 

11/12/20 | Recording: Global Land Protection Strategy with Dr. Jeffrey Parrish

10/29/20 | Recording: TNC and the Native Plant Trust Present the Plant Diveristy Symposium

10/22/20 | Recording: Celebrate World Fish Migration Day with TNC

10/15/20 | Recording: Mental Health and Nature - A Conversation with NBC Sports' Trenni Kusnierek

10/13/20 | Recording: A Sneak Peek of PBS's Age of Nature with TNC and New England Public Media

10/8/20 | Recording: A Conversation on Ocean Protection with Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of The New England Aquarium

8/13/20 | Recording: Investing in Nature to Safeguard Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

8/6/20 | Recording: Tackling Climate Change: A Conversation with Fred Rich and Lynn Scarlett

You can also watch the archived live stream on The Nature Conservancy's Facebook page

7/30/20 | Recording: The Ocean-Sized Problem That Nobody is Talking About

You can also watch the archived live stream on The Nature Conservancy's Facebook page

7/21/20 | Recording: Why Shellfish Growers are Urging Climate Action

7/16/20 | Recording: A Remarkable Restoration at Fannie Stebbins Memorial Wildlife Refuge

7/9/20 | Recording: Behind the Scenes - Conserving Iconic Lands

6/25/20 | Recording: A Day in the Life of Turtle Tracking

6/18/20 | Recording: Can Nature Help Us Fight Climate Change?

6/11/20 | Recording: Helping Communities Adapt to Climate Change

6/4/20 | Recording: Stewarding a Unique Habitat on Martha's Vineyard

5/21/20 | Recording: Creating a Better Future for Fish and Our Oceans

5/14/20 | Recording: The Wildness of New England 

5/6/20 | Recording: Scaling from Local to Global in Asia-Pacific 

4/28/20 | Recording: Why American Elms Matter

4/23/20 | Recording: The Nature Conservancy's Africa Program

4/16/20 | Recording: Shellfish Aquaculture Could Help Both People and Nature

3/26/20 | Recording: A Chat with New State Director Deb Markowitz

3/19/20 | Recording: Forests Awaken in Spring