The J.T. Nickel Preserve comprises 17,000 acres of exceptional beauty and environmental value.
J.T. Nickel Family Preserve The J.T. Nickel Preserve comprises 17,000 acres of exceptional beauty and environmental value. © 2015 David Joshua Jennings

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Nature Connects Us Webinar Series


Join us for an interactive, lunchtime virtual gathering as part of our Nature Connects Us webinar series. It’s a chance to hear from our leading scientists and conservation experts about tackling climate change, protecting land and water to create a sustainable future for Oklahoma.

Register for upcoming webinars at the links below. All webinars are at 12 pm CST. You must register to attend—information for joining the webinars via Zoom will be provided upon registering. 

Upcoming Webinar Dates & Topics

Helping Monarchs on Oklahoma Rangelands with Katie Blunk, Lazy KT Ranch

May 27, 2020 I 12 pm - 1 pm CST

Meet Katie Blunk, owner of the Lazy KT Ranch in Freedom, OK. She will be joining us to share how she is managing her cattle ranch in northwestern Oklahoma to benefit monarchs and other important pollinators. Additionally, she will tell us more about her neighbors in her area are helping other neighbors to do the same. Don’t miss this webinar, you are sure to have a good chuckle or two. Katie is not only passionate about restoring native prairie at her ranch, but she’s also a barrel of laughs!

Protecting Oklahoma Watersheds with Watershed Health Director, Kimberly Elkin

June 10, 2020 I 12 pm - 1 pm CST

What is a watershed and why is it important to protect it? As you look down at the ground, you are standing on a watershed. This is an area of land where all the rainfall, streams and creeks drain into a common outlet. Every little thing that happens up-stream of that outlet point can positively or negatively impact the watershed. What can you do to improve the overall health of our watersheds? Tune in to this webinar to learn about our conservation work in Oklahoma’s top five priority watersheds and how our daily activities affect the water we need to drink.

Why Do We Protect Bathtub Rocks with J.T. Nickel Preserve Director, Jeremy Tubbs

June 24, 2020 I 12 pm - 1 pm CST

Bathtub Rocks is an incredible and unique natural freshwater stream formation at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature & Wildlife Preserve. The water flowing over the rocks is considered to be one of the state’s most pristine water sources. However, protecting this area has proven a challenge over the last several years. Meet Preserve Director Jeremy Tubbs and learn more from him about why we own this area, what we are doing to protect it, and how you can help.

Binge Watch Past Episodes

Did you miss a webinar? Have no fear! You can watch a recording of all past webinars on our Youtube channel.