Recent webinars

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Demystifying Travel Programs: A Peer-to-Peer Discussion

In this panel discussion, we talk with representatives from several different organizations about how they utilize travel programming in their educational, community building, and/or development strategies.

November 10, 2022 | Length: 52:32 | Watch now


Summer Travel Opportunities for Families: Exploring the Tropical Rainforest & Costa Rican Ecosystems

During this webinar, we preview two fun, intergenerational travel programs that are being hosted in Costa Rica by the Florida Museum of Natural History in summer 2022: the Family Rainforest Camp and the Youth Photography Workshop!

March 17, 2022 | Length: 54:07 | Watch now


A Photographic Journey around the Galápagos with KS Nature Photography

Embark on a virtual journey to the Galápagos Islands through the photos, videos, and stories of award-winning photographer Krisztina Scheeff of KS Nature Photography.

December 22, 2021 | Length: 58:20 | Watch now


Group Travel During Covid: Travel Planners Share Recent Experiences

What’s it like to travel now during Covid-19? In this webinar, Holbrook Travel shares our current practices and the experiences of several planners who have recently returned.

November 18, 2021 | Length: 1:05:52 | Watch now


Virtual Field Trip: Exploring the Osa Peninsula Mangroves, Costa Rica

This virtual field trip for educators into the mangrove ecosystem of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is designed to show how a similar virtual program could be incorporated into your classroom instruction.

May 26, 2021 | Length: 1:05:30 | Watch now


The Monarch Migration Story: How Butterflies Help Us Understand Our Changing World

Dr. Jaret Daniels and Kristen Grace from the Florida Museum of Natural History present the story of the monarch butterfly, conservation measures, and what we all can do to help.

May 5, 2021 | Length: 1:01:39 | Watch now


"The Natural World - Pushing Boundaries" with Todd Gustafson

Award-winning nature photographer Todd Gustafson takes us behind the scenes of the third episode in his “To the Ends of the Earth” series of books and PBS documentaries.

Apr 7, 2021 | Length: 59:24 | Watch now


Polar Bears, Beluga Whales & Climate Science in Manitoba with Dr. Stephen Petersen & Tara Stefansson

Learn about the efforts of scientists who are monitoring Arctic wildlife in Churchill, Manitoba, and get a glimpse into the experience of visiting this historic town yourself.

Mar 24, 2021 | Length: 1:04:24 | Watch now


Finding Wild Places in My "Backyard" with photographer Cindy Cone

Birder and photographer Cindy Cone shares stories about some of the birds and other wildlife she has studied and photographed near her southwest Florida home.

Mar 3, 2021 | Length: 1:01:39 | Watch now


Travel Trivia Fundraiser to Support Guides

Audience members and our three international panelists show off their travel knowledge in this entertaining, quiz show-style game and fundraiser.

Nov 19, 2020 | Length: 50:25 | Watch now


The Latest in Air Travel Health & Safety Protocols

Join representatives from Delta and LATAM airlines, two of Holbrook’s partners, as they share the latest health and safety protocols before, during, and after flying. (NOTE: protocols covered are updated only to the original air date of the webinar, October 22, 2020.)

Oct 22, 2020 | Length: 1:00:59 | Watch now


Seabird Restoration: From Project Puffin in Maine to Global Action

Aubudon Seabird Institute's Dr. Donald Lyons tells the story of Project Puffin and its conservation successes, shares seabird restoration strategies, and explains how these efforts are impacted by our planet's changing climate.

Oct 8, 2020 | Length: 54:55 | Watch now


Experience Forest Bathing: The Healing Power of Nature with Sylvie Rokab

This webinar will help you shift your experience of this pandemic—from isolation to connection—and awaken the healing power of the ancient practice of Forest Bathing (aka Nature Therapy) in your daily life.

Sep 23, 2020 | Length: 01:06:04 | Watch now


¡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