Online Educational Presentations and Videos

Need to brush up on skills for your woodland? Or maybe would like to learn something new that you can apply to your land? Click on the green titles to view webpages that feature educational videos, presentations and podcasts.

Remember to check our Calendar of Events for individual webinars and events.


BeLEAF It or Not! (YouTube)-  NEW! BeLEAF It or Not! is a YouTube channel hosted by Bill Cook and Georgia Peterson – just 2 run-of-the-mill, slightly addled yet well-intended foresters who love sharing their love of the forest with you! Join Bill and Georgia as they uncover the hidden mysteries of Michigan Forests!

Cooperating for Woods & Wildlife Video Series- NEW! Golden Sands RC&D feature how landowners across the state of Wisconsin use collaborative practices to enhance forest health and wildlife habitat on their properties. Check out Cooperating for Forest Management (video 3) that features our own Margaret Parsons.

Emerald Ash Borer Information Network: EAB University 2020 Spring Webinars-  View past and upcoming webinars where experts educate you on all things EAB. The website is part of a multinational effort to bring you the latest information about emerald ash borer.

Environmental Education for Kids (and Adults!)- View educational videos on topics such as animals, outdoor activities around the state, environmental steps to greening our world, and videos on all things plants!

ForestConnect Webinars – Cornell University’s ForestConnect Forestry Internet Seminar Series uses web conferencing technology to provide research-based and unbiased information to forest owners and others interested in private forest lands management. Broadcasts occur on the third Wednesday of each month, once at noon and a repeat live broadcast at 7:00 PM, Eastern time. Each broadcast is scheduled to run an hour, although questions and answers may take additional time.

Forest History Association of Wisconsin – view the 2020 Wisconsin Forest History Conference webinar series to learn about how forestry has changed through time in Wisconsin.

Forestry Webinar Portal– Product of Southern Regional Extension on Forestry, is a multi-discipline web platform that delivers on-demand webinars focused on forestry, conservation, climate change and other natural resource disciplines. The Southern Regional Extension on Forestry also includes Conservation Webinar Portal for all things conservation.  

Husqvarna Chainsaw Academy If you’re a beginner at chainsaws and felling trees, or just need to brush up your skills, visit their video channel and learn how to safely fell trees, safety features on chainsaw and how to run and clean your chainsaw.

Northern Institute of Applied Climate Change Search through a series of presentations and demonstrations such as Adaptation Planning and Practices on Climate Change.

Science on Tap Presentation recordings on various subjects ranging from gardening in your woods, invasives, forest management practices and studies, wildlife and water resources. Go to the Past Events tab to view past presentations by year. Videos are of varying lengths.

Tree Farm 2020 Virtual Field DayNEW! Chuck Pogorelcnik (WWOA Member) was the 2019 WI Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year! Hear how Chuck came to own his property, how he uses it, and how the Tree Farm program helps him.

University of Minnesota: Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative- Offering continuing educational opportunities for natural resource professionals.

Walnut Council (YouTube)– The Walnut Council is a science based organization that encourages research, discussion, and application of knowledge about growing hardwood trees. Browse their informational video channel.

Wisconsin Center for Wildlife (UW-Stevens Point)- Join us in for the 2021 CNR Spring Seminar Series, “Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence: UWSP’s College of Natural Resources.” Come hear the stories and experiences of some outstanding CNR Alumni from over the decades.

Wisconsin DNR TV on YouTube- Browse their playlists for Go Wild Podcasts and many videos on natural resources including topics on wildlife, forestry, recycling, hunting, and fishing in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Forestry Center (UW-Stevens Point)-The Wisconsin Forestry Center (WFC) is an outgrowth of the Forestry Education and Development Initiative (FEDI). The WFC is dedicated to serving the needs of Wisconsin’s forestry community through partner-driven professional and workforce development, applied research, and community outreach initiatives that promote vibrant, sustainable forests and forest-economies. Online workshops, webinars along with their monthly SilviCast are available.

Wisconsin Historical Society “Book Bites” Series NEW! This fall, through spring of 2021, the Society Press will be hosting Wednesday evening Book Bites virtual book talk programs with its many adult nonfiction authors. Book Bites air live on their Facebook Page at 7 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Wisconsin Wetlands Association– Join them for Wetland Walks every week as they walk through Wisconsin wetlands and learn more about them. They also feature Wetland Coffee Break every Friday morning. These brief presentations are about wetlands, the plants and animals that call them home, and the many natural benefits they provide to our communities.

WXPR’s Field Notes – On the second Tuesday of every month at 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., we hear from our contributors in the field. Susan Knight and Gretchen Gerrish both work for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station. Scott Bowe is the Director of Kemp Natural Resources Station. You can keep track of Field Notes and all of WXPR’s local features on the WXPR Local Features podcast, wherever you get your podcasts.