Recent webinars

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¡Charla! Webinar Series: Virtual Community Visit at Heizel's House in El Roble, Costa Rica

Join us for an experience at the home of Heizel, who lives in El Roble in Sarapiquí, as she talks about her community and demonstrates how to make cheese and arepas in the traditional way typical of rural Costa Rica.

Sep 2, 2020 | Length: 56:41 | Watch now


Photographing the Spirit of Birds with Krisztina Scheeff

Award-winning nature photographer Krisztina Scheeff of KS Nature Photography takes us on a photographic journey of some of her favorite birds, tells the stories behind the shots, and shares some helpful photography tips and tricks.

Aug 19, 2020 | Length: 1:00:53 | Watch now


Belize Birding and More: Expert Panel on Natural Wonders, Birding, and Belize’s Conservation Story

With more than 500 recorded avian species, it's a prime destination for birders and nature lovers alike. Our expert panel shares the story of Belize, its birds and protected areas, and how it serves as a model for successful conservation initiatives.

Aug 5, 2020 | Length: 59:16 | Watch now


Pioneers of the Galápagos: The Wittmers

Hear the amazing tale of a pioneering family who settled in the Galápagos Islands in the 1930s, and learn how their legacy continues today through their responsible tourism business. Special guests Enrique Wittmer and Eduardo Mahauad discuss their family's story, the natural history of the archipelago, and the importance of conservation.

Jul 22, 2020 | Length: 57:44 | Watch now


The Story of the Indian Tiger with Amit Sankhala

Activist Amit Sankhala discusses the present-day realities and challenges of tiger conservation, the role tourism plays in these efforts, and the India wildlife safari experience. Amit, who carries on a family legacy of tiger conservation, also shares some of the fascinating history of the Sankhalas, whose conservation work was highlighted in the 2019 documentary “Tigerland.”

Jul 9, 2020 | Length: 59:16 | Watch now


"The Birders" and Colombia: Connecting the Film Series to Community and Conservation

"The Birders" is an award-winning documentary film series about Colombian bird diversity with over 1 million views and a record-breaking 30+ million social media likes and shares. Series producer Chris Bell and Audubon Colombia's Diego Ochoa discuss the story behind the film series, Audubon’s extensive guide training and community education initiatives, and the ongoing work to support sustainable tourism in the region.

Jun 24, 2020 | Length: 1:00:26 | Watch now


"To the Ends of the Earth" with Todd Gustafson

Award-winning nature photographer Todd Gustafson tells the story behind "To the Ends of the Earth," a 3-part series of books and PBS documentaries, and discusses how profits from the project support Jane Goodall’s many conservation programs.

Jun 17, 2020 | Length: 59:15 | Watch now


Real Time in the Rainforest of Costa Rica with Ivan Castillo

Join naturalist guide Iván Castillo and his cameraman Luis Vega on this recording of a live guided nature walk in the lowland tropical rainforests of Sarapiquí, Costa Rica!

Jun 11, 2020 | Length: 46:10 | Watch now | Watch an extended, pre-recorded version of Ivan's hike


The Mystical Migration of the Monarch" with Suzanne Damrich & Fairn Whatley

Meet Suzanne and Fairn, who created the documentary film “The Mystical Migration of the Monarch,” about the millions of monarch butterflies that make the journey from the U.S. and Canada to Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains, flying thousands of miles and over several generations to their winter home.

Jun 3, 2020 | Length: 57:30 | Watch now


Inside Costa Rica: Natural Wonders and the Plan to Re-open

Costa Rica has long been a leader in ecotourism and responsible travel practices, and now the country is garnering praise for its response to the novel coronavirus.

May 28, 2020 | Length: 61:10 | Watch now


Understanding eBird & Merlin Bird ID

Experts from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology talk about how to use eBird and Merlin Bird ID, how these birding tools work together, and why they're important for bird conservation.

May 13, 2020 | Length: 53:05 | Watch now


Capturing Life: Photography Virtual Workshop with Reinier Munguia

Nature and travel photography instructor Reinier Munguia shares tips and advice for documenting your travels, one click at a time.

April 29, 2020 | Length: 57:20 | Watch now


Earth Day 2020 Panel Discussion: Imagining Our Earth in a New World

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, panelists from the Holbrook community—experts from the fields of education, climate science, conservation, tourism, and art—discuss the possibilities they envision for the future of our planet.

April 22, 2020 | Length: 63:25 | Watch now


Beyond the Selfie: Ethics in Wildlife Photography with Jennifer Leigh Warner

Jennifer Leigh Warner—Ethics Committee Chair for the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)—discusses guidelines and best practices for ethical nature and wildlife photography.

April 16, 2020 | Length: 61:20 | Watch now


Introduction to iNaturalist: "Connecting People to Nature" with Dr. David Blackburn

Dr. David Blackburn from the Florida Museum of Natural History introduces us to iNaturalist, an online social network of people sharing information to help each other learn about biodiversity.

April 7, 2020 | Length: 60:05 | Watch now