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WEBINAR | What Mass Extinction Tells Us About an Evolving Planet

Originally presented April 5, 2024
The late Ordovician mass extinction was the first of five mass extinction events that shaped life on Earth. It happened about 445 million years ago and resulted in the loss of about 85% of all marine species alive at the time. Interestingly, it was preceded by one of the largest and broadest biodiversification events on our planet. Join Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye as she explores the ecosystems of the Ordovician now lost to time. What did the planet look like, and how was it different from today? What creatures lived in the oceans and on land? And how does this ancient extinction event impact our planet today?

WEBINAR | What's in a Name? Steller's Animals: Part 4

Originally presented April 1, 2024
Journey through the ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest, where actions taken hundreds of years ago still cause ripples in the present. Previously, Expedition Leader Kristina Disney introduced us to German naturalist and explorer Georg Steller and described what the marine environment of the Pacific Northwest was like before the arrival of European settlers, and how colonization affected the region’s ecology. In this fourth installment, discover how long-ago activities like the fur trade continue to impact the area today — and learn about the challenges many species (including some named for Steller himself, like the Steller sea lion) face as a result.

WEBINAR | Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Smarter: Astounding Animal Records

Originally presented March 29, 2024
From feats of athleticism to awe-inspiring intellects, the animal kingdom is full of record-breakers. Join Expedition Leader Andrea Serena as she introduces us to some of the animal world’s gold-medal winners, from the fastest creatures in the air, water and on land to the planet’s most fearless animal. She’ll also discuss another recent record-breaker -- the hottest year in history -- and how climate change affects ecosystems around the globe. Meet extreme animals like the blue whale, snow leopard, chimpanzee, honey badger and inland taipan, and find out where you can see them in action on a Nat Hab adventure.

WEBINAR | Why Indigenous Agriculture Is Good for the Planet

Originally presented March 28, 2024
You’ve likely heard of the three sisters -- corn, beans and squash -- but do you know where the name comes from and what makes these three plants so special? Expedition Leader Melissa Silva explains the milpa crop system, a traditional Mesoamerican agricultural method that involves growing maize/corn, beans, squash and other companion crops to produce a host of benefits. Planted together, these crops enhance and maintain soil fertility and reduce erosion and could help mitigate global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss and food insecurity.

WEBINAR | Amazing Maize: The Ancient Grain That Shaped Civilization

Originally presented March 19, 2024
Corn may not be the buzziest ingredient in gastronomy, but there’s more to this humble grain than meets the eye -- or the stomach. Native to Mesoamerica, where it originated more than 10,000 years ago, this staple crop holds significant cultural, economic and ecological importance both locally and globally. Join Expedition Leader Melissa Silva to learn all about maize, including its applications beyond food, insights into the crop’s environmental impact, and how conserving varieties endemic to Mexico may help corn survive amid climate change.

WEBINAR | What's in a Name? Steller's Animals: Part 3

Originally presented March 15, 2024
Delve into the journals of an 18th-century naturalist who helped "discover" the Pacific Northwest, shepherding in a new era of colonization in the area. In the first two parts of this series, Expedition Leader Kristina Disney introduced us to explorer Georg Steller (and the many animals that are named for him) and described what the marine ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest was like before the arrival of European settlers. In the third installment, discover how those long-ago explorations and colonization affected the ecology of the Pacific Northwest through fur trapping and other activities.

WEBINAR | Big Night Migration, Part 2: Behind the Camera

Originally presented March 14, 2024
The Big Night is almost here! The Big Night Migration, that is. Each year on the first warm, rainy night (or nights) of spring, thousands of amphibians in the northeastern U.S. migrate to wetlands to breed. In part two of this series, Expedition Leader Charlie Reinertsen introduces us to some of the species on the move this season: yellow-spotted salamander, four-toed salamander, red-backed salamander, and eastern newt. He'll also share some of the lessons he's learned while photographing the Big Night, including lighting advice and tips for which lenses and camera settings to use.

WEBINAR | In Search of Insectivores: Protecting the Giant Anteater

Originally presented March 7, 2024
The largest of the anteaters, the giant anteater can grow up to 8 feet long and eats more than 30,000 ants and termites each day, which it slurps up with its 2 foot-long tongue. Expedition Leader Marcus Oliveira and special guest Ana Meiga, a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida, share Meiga’s research into the giant anteater’s response to habitat disturbances and fragmentation in Brazil’s Cerrado -- the largest tropical savanna in the world. Learn how her research can help determine conservation plans for this threatened species, and where you could see them in the wild on a Nat Hab adventure!

WEBINAR | What's in a Name? Steller's Animals: Part 2

Originally presented March 6, 2024
The Steller's sea eagle, Steller's jay, Steller's sculpin, Steller sea lion -- all of these species (and more) were named for one man: Georg Steller. In part one of this three-part series, Expedition Leader Kristina Disney shared details of Steller’s contributions to the “discovery” of the Pacific Northwest and some of the animals he described that were later named after him. Now, in part two, find out what the marine ecosystem of the Northwest was like pre-colonization, how the area’s Indigenous communities interacted with the environment, and how colonization affected the stability of the Pacific Northwest ecosystem .

WEBINAR | Big Night Migration, Part 1: Save the Salamanders

Originally presented March 5, 2024
You’re probably familiar with the Great Migration: the annual movement of millions of wildebeest and zebra across East Africa. But have you heard of the Big Night Migration? Each year on the first warm, rainy night (or nights) of spring, salamanders, frogs and other amphibians in the northeastern U.S. migrate to vernal pools and other wetlands to breed. Expedition Leader Charlie Reinertsen shares the ecological importance of this little-known migration and some of the conservation efforts underway to protect it -- including what you can do to help save the salamanders (and the frogs, and the toads...)!

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WEBINAR | The Great Oxygenation Crisis: Earth’s Most Catastrophic Mass Extinction Event

Originally presented February 29, 2024
Journey back in time to the Great Oxygenation Event -- a mass extinction that most people have never even heard of. Early in Earth’s history, the planet experienced a steep rise in oxygen concentration, resulting in the death of almost every species living at the time. Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye takes us back 2.4–2.7 billion years ago to discover what the world was like before life as we know it, to a time that determined the path of every species to come afterward (including us!).

WEBINAR | Wildflower Wonders: Behind the Camera in Yellowstone

Originally presented February 27, 2024
Wildflower season in Yellowstone is short but showy, with blooms changing quickly from week to week. Expedition Leader and pro photographer Charlie Reinertsen shares his favorite photographs of wildflowers from the region, along with expert tips for wildflower photography (including when and where to find them on our Hidden Yellowstone & Grand Teton Safari wildflower season departures). Plus, learn about the ecology of the area’s blooms, from sunny yellow arrowleaf balsamroot to regal purple lupine.

WEBINAR | What’s in a Name? Steller's Animals: Part 1

Originally presented February 23, 2024
As wildlife lovers, we think all animals are stellar. But what about Steller's animals? Find out why a bevy of birds and other animals bear this moniker, including the Steller's sea eagle, Steller's jay, Steller's sculpin, Steller sea lion and more. Expedition Leader Kristina Disney kicks off this three-part series by revealing how one shared name connects an epic voyage of discovery 300 years ago with the health of the Pacific Northwest’s coastal ecosystem today -- and how the decisions we make now could impact animals we don't even know exist yet.

WEBINAR | What Is eDNA -- And Why Are Biologists So Excited About It?

Originally presented February 15, 2024
The scientific community is abuzz with new applications that can be developed using eDNA. What's eDNA, you ask? It's essentially "DNA soup" collected from an ecosystem that scientists can use to determine which species are present there. (The "e" stands for "environmental.") Join Expedition Leader Kristina Disney as she reveals some of the exciting possibilities of eDNA, from tracking rare species, to understanding food webs, to monitoring invasive flora and fauna, using species like polar bears and other marine mammals from our Churchill adventures as examples.

WEBINAR | Around the World in 80 Animals

Originally presented February 14, 2024
Embark on a whirlwind journey across all seven continents à la Jules Verne's classic travel tale, Around the World in Eighty Days. Expedition Leader Andrea Serena introduces us to 80 animal species we see on Nat Hab adventures, explaining what makes each one unique, the roles they play in their ecosystems, the threats they face, and how conservation travel can help protect them. Meet pandas in China, jaguars in Brazil, lions in Africa and snow leopards in the heights of the Himalayas from the comfort of your home -- then make plans to see them in person!

WEBINAR | For the Love of Peat: Conserving One of Earth's Most Remote Ecosystems

Originally presented February 13, 2024
One of the planet's most intriguing ecosystems is also one of the most challenging to reach: the northern peatlands, which extend from the northern United States up to the Arctic Circle in Canada. Expedition Leader and professional photographer Charlie Reinertsen takes us on a visual journey through this distinctive environment, sharing fascinating facts about one of the wildest and most remote areas on Earth. He also explains how these wetlands (also known as bogs, fens and mires) have the power to help us address climate change and biodiversity -- two of the greatest challenges of the Anthropocene.

WEBINAR | The Mating Game: Weird Reproductive Rituals

Originally presented February 6, 2024
Reproduction is one of the most important acts of survival for any species, but it can look wildly different for different animals. Join Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta to explore some of the strangest mating rituals in the animal kingdom, from weird wooing techniques to creatures that kill their partners after doing the deed. Find out why the male angler fish fuses to the female's body (forever!) during mating, how bonobos use sex as a tool to make friends and stop fights, what role poo plays in hippo seduction, and how octopuses get close to prospective mates through mimicry.

WEBINAR | Good Business: Protecting Wildlife & Forests in Sumatra

Originally presented January 31, 2024
In 2015, World Wildlife Fund and other conservation groups took a new approach to an old problem: how to protect ecosystems from deforestation. Together, they founded a company to manage Thirty Hills Forest -- one of the last lowland rain forests in Sumatra -- as a commercial enterprise. Join WWF’s Jan Vertefeuille and Alexander Nicolas to find out how the Thirty Hills Forest Company is developing sustainable business by partnering with the Indigenous communities that live in the rain forest in order to protect it and its wildlife, including elephants, tigers, orangutans and more.

WEBINAR | Peaks & Pitfalls of Conserving Charismatic Species

Originally presented January 26, 2024
When it comes to conservation, people tend to throw their support behind species they can relate to -- animals with whom we feel a connection, like bears, big cats and great apes. So, understandably, many conservation campaigns are geared around these charismatic creatures. But does this strategy always lead to the best outcomes? Travel with Expedition Leader Charlie Reinertsen to the oyamel fir forests of Mexico and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to look at the peaks and pitfalls of conserving two charismatic species: monarch butterflies and gray wolves.

WEBINAR | The Pack Is Back: Reintroducing Wolves to Colorado

Originally presented January 19, 2024
Last month, a remarkable event took place in Colorado. After wolves were completely eradicated in the 20th century, 10 were reintroduced to the region in December 2023, the first step toward the goal of restoring a permanent wolf population in the Centennial State. Join Expedition Leader and wolf biologist Aaron Bott for a detailed account of the events leading up to this historic—and controversial—moment in western conservation. Learn what’s next for Colorado’s wolves and how they’re expected to impact their new home.

WEBINAR | Evolution: A Vicious Cycle of Survival

Originally presented January 12, 2024
Our rivals often push us to be better -- and it's no different in the natural world. Expedition Leader Conan Dumenil introduces us to plants and animals whose constant competition has created an evolutionary arms race. Meet monarch butterflies and their winged mimics, poisonous newts and their hungry serpentine predators, lodgepole pines that have evolved to defend themselves from squirrels, cuckoos that lay their eggs in other birds’ nests (called brood parasitism), and more.

WEBINAR | Island Isolation: An Innovative Approach to Conservation in Australia

Originally presented December 28, 2023
Escaping your enemies by hiding away on a remote island seems like a good strategy, doesn’t it? It’s become a popular tool Australian conservationists use to protect threatened species— isolating them from predators and invasives in order to sustain them for the future. But do these animals end up as castaways or conservation success stories? Expedition Leader Jacob Emerson examines this practice of insular translocation—moving threatened species to islands to protect them. He reveals some of the victories and failures of this method of conserving animals like the Tasmanian devil, northern quoll, brush-tailed bettong and rufous hare-wallaby. You’ll also learn about the latest advances in conservation research and technology that make it easier to protect animals on the mainland.

WEBINAR | Amazing Orchids: Origins & Ecology

Originally presented December 22, 2023
Journey in search of India's most iconic animal: the Bengal tiger. Expedition Leader Aditya Panda offers an overview of our India Tiger Quest, an immersive adventure in Ranthambore National Park. Get tips on what to pack to stay cool, hear details on where we stay (including a luxurious 5-star tented wildlife resort), and learn about our activities, from daily safari drives to cultural and culinary delights. Find out how our presence helps protect tiger populations, and discover what other wildlife we may spot, including sloth bear, hyena, monkeys and more.

WEBINAR | Animal Communication: "Social Media" in the Bush

Originally presented December 19, 2023
For many of us, social media is part of everyday life. We use it to keep in touch with family and friends, to show where we've been, and to keep tabs on the world. But did you know plants and animals have their own forms of "social media"? Expedition Leader Conan Dumenil shares fascinating examples of non-human communication in the wild, from tigers scratching trees to mark their territory, to rhinos that send messages through their dung, to mushrooms that communicate through underground networks.

WEBINAR | The Beauty of Bogs: A Visual Journey

Originally presented December 18, 2023
Discover one of Earth's rarest ecosystems on this photographic journey through the northern peatlands of upstate New York. Expedition Leader and pro photographer Charlie Reinertsen shares his work documenting seasonal changes in the peatlands of Adirondack Park using both on-the-ground and aerial photography. Unearth the difference between bogs and fens, meet some of the animals that inhabit these ecosystems (including moose, bears, mink, otters and beavers), and learn why peatlands could be a key to solving the climate crisis.

WEBINAR | Snow Science: Learning to Read Snowflakes

Originally presented December 13, 2023
You've probably heard that no two snowflakes are alike. But did you know that there’s a science to "reading" snowflakes? Join Expedition Leader Charlie Reinertsen to learn how to identify snowflakes and find out what they can tell us about climate and atmospheric conditions. You'll also learn about snowpack and meet a few animals that thrive in a subnivean (under the snow) environment, like snowshoe hares, pocket gophers and more.

WEBINAR | Citizen Science: Everyday People, Extraordinary Discoveries

Originally presented December 6, 2023
Do you like the idea of being a citizen researcher and contributing to our scientific knowledge of nature? Wonder how you can get involved? Join Expedition Leader Kristina Disney on a "world-wind" tour of astounding citizen science projects that have helped shape our understanding of the natural world, from tracking migratory animals to uncovering the mysteries of ocean currents and the building blocks of life itself, DNA. Learn how anyone can become a citizen scientist and empower conservation efforts -- no science degree or lab coat required!

WEBINAR | Lynx: One "Tuft" Cat

Originally presented December 5, 2023
There's a lot to love about lynx. These medium-sized cats, known for their tufted ears and short tails, are found around the globe, from North and Central America to Europe, northern Asia and the Middle East. Expedition Leader Andrea Serena introduces us to the four species of lynx, including the bobcat (the most abundant wild cat in the U.S.) and one of the rarest cats on Earth: the Iberian lynx. Discover details about their biology and behavior, the threats they face, and where you may be able to spot them in the wild.

WEBINAR | The Five Senses on Safari

Originally presented December 4, 2023
We often talk about "spotting" animals and wildlife "sightings." But when it comes to getting the full safari experience, there's more than meets the eye! Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta encourages us to engage all five senses in the field, using Nat Hab's Grand India Wildlife Adventure as a template. Look for light reflecting off a tiger's eyes on a night drive. Listen for the alarm calls of deer and monkeys as a predator approaches. Even the smell of elephant dung or a fresh carcass can offer clues to help you become a better wildlife tracker.

WEBINAR | Counting Sheep: Observing Bighorn Behavior in the Field

Originally presented November 30, 2023
Meet the largest wild sheep in North America: the bighorn. These unique ungulates roam throughout the West, from red rock canyons to grassy prairies. Utah wildlife biologist Toni Proescholdt describes the bighorns’ complex social lives, including their sexually segregated herds (rams only join ewes during rut), lamb-rearing practices and the males’ impressive jousting abilities. Find out where you can spot bighorn sheep in the wild (including on our Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon adventures), and learn what to look for when observing them in the field.

WEBINAR | Wolves, Weasels & Coyotes: Carnivores of North America

Originally presented November 29, 2023
Not all carnivores are created equal, at least when it comes to what they eat. Meet some of the carnivores of North America as Expedition Leader Rylee Jensen delves into the history of carnivore extermination in North America and reveals how the humble coyote emerged as one of the most resilient species in the world. She also explains what separates an apex predator from a mesocarnivore and illustrates the concept of trophic cascades -- predator-prey interactions that can impact entire ecosystems.

WEBINAR | Swimming Upstream: Salmon Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Pressure

Originally presented November 27, 2023
Perhaps it’s not surprising that the determined salmon -- an animal that swims upstream to spawn -- is also resilient in the face of change. Although global warming threatens salmon populations, these adaptable fish may be uniquely equipped to survive. Expedition Leader Fernando Lessa shares stories and scientific findings from nearly a decade spent monitoring salmon on the west coast of the U.S. and Canada, including photos of two previously undocumented salmon populations -- plus insights on how they’re responding to climate change.

WEBINAR | Shifting Winds: Why Wildfires Are Changing

Originally presented November 17, 2023
As wildfire season draws to a close in the northern hemisphere, our understanding of this destructive -- and sometimes rejuvenating -- force is still growing. Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye breaks down the history of wildfires, how they form and spread, how the fires of today differ from those of the past, and why they seem to be getting worse each year, including the impacts of climate change and El Niño. But it’s not all bad news: Learn about the vital role some types of wildfires play in forest ecology.

WEBINAR | Birdwatching 101: How to Get Started

Originally presented November 16, 2023
Whether you’re on safari or in your own backyard, birdwatching is an easy way to immerse yourself in the natural world and connect with the great outdoors. The benefits are myriad (birding can reduce stress, improve your mood and increase environmental awareness) and the barriers are few -- all you need are a good pair of binoculars and a couple birding books or apps! Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta explains the advantages of this rewarding hobby, how to get started, and even how you can contribute to citizen science while watching birds.

WEBINAR | The Importance of Flagship Species

Originally presented November 2, 2023
India is home to several significant flagship species like the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhino, Asian elephant and snow leopard -- iconic animals that symbolize the country's diverse and threatened ecosystems and its commitment to conservation. Join two of our India Expedition Leaders as they explain how responsible tourism plays a vital role in protecting flagship species by generating awareness, funding and support for conservation efforts while giving travelers a chance to connect with these charismatic creatures in the wild.

WEBINAR | Binoculars: Your View into Nature

Originally presented October 31, 2023
The most important piece of equipment in any wildlife watcher's bag? Binoculars! The joys of watching wildlife through a stellar pair of binoculars are unmatched. But far too many people deprive themselves because they’re intimidated by how to find the right pair. Expedition Leader Aditya Panda explains everything you need to know before making this investment, including what to look for when choosing a pair of binoculars and how to use them for wildlife watching.

WEBINAR | Species Name Detective: Decoding Natural History

Originally presented October 26, 2023
Find out how scientists use species names to communicate information effectively, and discover how to use species names to uncover the natural history secrets of plants and animals. Expedition Leader Charlie Reinertsen explains it all, using species found on Nat Hab’s Hidden Yellowstone & Grand Teton Wildlife Safari and our Kingdom of the Monarchs trip, along with a few species local to his home in the Adirondacks. By learning more about these systems, you can learn a lot about the plants and animals with which we share the world.

WEBINAR | Understanding Animal Dignity

Originally presented October 20, 2023
How do we understand the value of non-human animals? Many philosophers, historians, ethnologists and writers make the case for extending the concept of dignity to creatures beyond humanity. Join Melanie Challenger, editor of the anthology Animal Dignity: Philosophical Reflections on Non-Human Existence, as she explains the concept of animal dignity and how treating all creatures -- from chimps and chickens to orcas and horseshoe crabs -- with respect can benefit human and non-human animals alike.

WEBINAR | Wildlife Tourism & Animal Welfare: Ethics & Impacts

Originally presented October 13, 2023
Wildlife tourism is crucial to conservation. It connects people to threatened species and landscapes and provides livelihoods to local communities. But it can also raise questions about animal welfare. How do we ensure tourism doesn't negatively impact the very creatures we aim to protect? How far do we go for an animal sighting, and where do we draw the line? Join Expedition Leaders Aditya Panda and Arpita Dutta as they discuss the ethics of wildlife tourism and its impact on endangered animals like tigers, elephants, rhinos and snow leopards.

WEBINAR | Biomimicry: Solving Human Problems Using Nature's Designs

Originally presented October 10, 2023
Biomimicry, often referred to as "nature-inspired design," leverages nature's wisdom to solve human challenges. Join Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta as she delves into this fascinating approach to problem-solving that draws inspiration from Mother Earth. From wind turbine blades that imitate humpback whale flippers and bullet trains based on kingfisher beaks, to nanotech that emulates the self-cleaning, water-repellent surface of lotus leaves, scientists, engineers and designers are increasingly turning to nature for sustainable solutions.

WEBINAR | Restoring Prairies, Peatlands … and Bison!

Originally presented October 6, 2023
Prairies and peatlands: These two native ecosystems are incredibly rare in North America today, but they covered much more of the continent in the past. Expedition Leader Charlie Reinertsen explains how restoring these ecosystems can help reverse biodiversity loss and mitigate climate change through carbon storage. Find out how the iconic bison of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem could have a positive impact on restoration efforts, and learn how you can help preserve prairies and peatlands, too

WEBINAR | Evolution at Work: Three of the World’s Weirdest Animals

Originally presented October 5, 2023
It’s no surprise that different environments give rise to different characteristics in the animals that evolve there. But even by evolutionary standards, some animals are downright weird! Meet three strange creatures that seem to have stepped straight out of a sci-fi novel: Australia’s duck-billed platypus, a so-called “immortal” jellyfish, and the adorable aquatic axolotl. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta explains the unique adaptations, behaviors and appearances that make this trio stand out in the animal kingdom.

WEBINAR | Wild Partnerships: Parasites, Pollinators & More

Originally presented September 27, 2023
In nature, species sometimes form unexpected bonds for their mutual or individual benefit. Join Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta as she illustrates the relationships that exist in the wild, from parasitism -- where one species benefits and the other is harmed -- to mutualism -- where both species benefit from the relationship -- and everything in between. Meet birds that offer pest control services to rhinos, hermit crabs that make their homes inside dead gastropods’ shells, and ants that herd aphids like sheep!

WEBINAR | How to Speak Animal: Deciphering Vocalizations &Communications

Originally presented September 20, 2023
Whether you hear them in the jungle, on the ocean or in your backyard, the sounds of wildlife can be calming or invigorating. But have you ever wondered what these noises mean? Auditory communication—through vocalization or other means—serves many purposes in the animal kingdom, from attracting a mate or conveying the location of a food source to warning others of a potential threat. Join Expedition Leader Conan Dumenil as he uncovers the secrets of animal communication!

WEBINAR | The Koala’s Gum Tree Home: All About Eucalyptus

Originally presented September 7, 2023
You may associate eucalyptus with koalas (their leaves are this marsupial’s only food source), but these flowering trees are fascinating in their own right. Expedition Leader Nicola Sentinella introduces us to a few of Australia’s more than 700 species of eucalypts, from the towering Tasmanian oak to the twisted river red gum. Explore how eucalyptus has shaped fire ecology in Australia and why it’s become a lucrative crop in Portugal and beyond. And, yes, we’ll also talk about koalas!

WEBINAR | Secrets of the Deep: Hydrothermal Vents Beneath the Sea

Originally presented September 6, 2023
It was less than 50 years ago that the first deep-sea hydrothermal vents were discovered by the submersible Alvin near the Galapagos Islands. Join Expedition Leader Melissa Silva as she delves into the mysterious world of these geothermally heated water plumes and the creatures that live in them, from giant clams and tube worms to scaly-foot gastropods, and discover how life can thrive in this extreme environment far from sunlight.

WEBINAR | Beyond Birds and Bats: Other “Flying” Animals

Originally presented September 1, 2023
The air isn't just for insects, bats and birds! Plenty of other animals also take to the skies without the aid of specialized wings. Join Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta as she introduces us to some of these airborne animals and the physiological adaptations that allow them to fly.

WEBINAR | Staying Alive: Defense Mechanisms of Plants and Animals

Originally presented August 30, 2023
Whether plant or animal, most living organisms must constantly fight for survival. For many, developing defense mechanisms can mean the difference between life and death. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta describes some of the adaptations that give prey an advantage over their predators, from cryptic coloration that allows an organism to blend in with its environment to protective shields (think turtle shells), detachable body parts, toxic secretions and plain old “playing dead.”

WEBINAR | Animals in the Wild: Why They Do What They Do

Originally presented August 25, 2023
You wouldn't be surprised to learn that bears, bighorn sheep, moose, bats and beavers all behave very differently in the wild. But why? Ethology -- the study of animal behavior -- is crucial to understanding not just individual animals and species, but also the overall ecology of the environments in which they live. Take a journey into the animal psyche with wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott to uncover some of the mysteries behind why animals do what they do, from communication and social dynamics to mating habits and learning behaviors.

WEBINAR | Climate Change, Extinction & Hope for the Future

Originally presented August 24, 2023
The tremendous biodiversity on planet Earth today is the result of 4.5 billion years of evolution. But currently, thousands of species are threatened with extinction -- many within decades -- due to climate change. Rising global temperatures have already altered ecosystems around the world, leading to disruptions in animal breeding and migration patterns, physiological and genetic changes, and species loss. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta illustrates the effects of climate change on biodiversity and also what we can do to save species before they're gone for good.

WEBINAR | Conservation Photography: Using Cameras to Save Species

Originally presented August 23, 2023
Photography has always played a vital role not just in promoting awareness of conservation issues, but also in documenting new species and even providing legal evidence to protect fragile ecosystems. And in this age of hyperconnectivity and social media, citizens play a more important role than ever in wildlife conservation. Join Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Aditya Panda and Arpita Dutta as they discuss photography as a conservation tool, and learn how you can help protect our natural habitats with your camera!

WEBINAR | Wildlife Competition: Fighting for Survival

Originally presented August 18, 2023
The natural world is full of competition. To survive, animals must compete with each other --including members of their own species -- for space, resources and breeding opportunities. Join wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott as he demonstrates the diverse forms of competition in the animal kingdom, explains how competition drives evolution, and unravels the ecological aspects of competition. With wolves, elk, bears, cougars and coyotes as his case studies, you won’t be able to look away!

WEBINAR | Predation: Ecological and Evolutionary Necessity

Originally presented August 11, 2023
Predation is a fundamental part of ecology. Simply put, predation is the consumption of one organism (prey) by another organism (predator) where the prey is alive when the predator attacks it. It is one of the most dynamic aspects of life -- an eternal dance between the hunter and the hunted -- driving adaptation and evolution. Wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott explains predation and how it influences animal behavior, using some of the world’s most well-known predators like lions, tigers and wolves as his case studies.

WEBINAR | What Do Animals Do in the Monsoon?

Originally presented August 7, 2023
The monsoon is an annual miracle, bringing water and life to the Indian subcontinent after the scorching dry season. Even in this torrential downpour, there is a buzz of activity: Trees bud, plants bloom, and animals court, breed and nest. Join Expedition Leader Conan Dumenil to learn what happens in India during the monsoon—from the coasts and cloud forests to the Western Ghats—and the rainy season’s effect on the plants and animals that live in these wildly varied regions.

WEBINAR | Class Arachnida, Part 2

Originally presented August 3, 2023
In Part 1 of biologist and Expedition Leader Melissa Silva's series on arachnids, she introduced our eight-legged neighbors, explaining why they're crucial members of their ecosystems and how they differ from insects. In this follow up, she covers more orders within class Arachnida, including hooded tick-spiders, whip spiders, camel spiders and harvestmen. She also delves into the cobwebby past to explore some extinct arachnid orders, including one of the first terrestrial forms of life!

WEBINAR | Five Ways Conservation Travel Empowers People and Protects Animals

Originally presented July 25, 2023
Expedition Leader Roger Smith has been guiding wildlife tours in Australia for 30 years. In that time, he’s seen firsthand both a worrying decline in animal populations -- and the way conservation travel can help bring them back from the brink. Journey with him along Australia’s Great Ocean Road as he introduces you to endemic animals like wallabies and koalas and explains how sustainable, small-group travel can turn you from wildlife watcher to wildlife protector!

WEBINAR | Waters Below to Rivers Above: Groundwater and Climate Change Resilience

Originally presented July 19, 2023
Can we build resilience to climate change? Learn from the locals of the Xwulqw’selu watershed on Vancouver Island, BC, where summer droughts have become so severe the water levels in the river drop to the point salmon are struggling to reach their spawning beds. Join Kristina Disney as she presents her Ph.D research on groundwater and the community’s unique monitoring and management program.

WEBINAR | River Otters 101

Originally presented July 14, 2023
Otters have a reputation for being sleek, playful and charismatic. But there’s more to these mammals than their adorable aquatic antics. For instance, did you know that river otters are crucial indicators of a freshwater ecosystem’s health? In this webinar, wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott discusses the natural history of river otters, including their evolution, biology, ecology and behavior, plus where to see these wily members of the weasel family in the wild.

WEBINAR | 50 Years of Protecting Polar Bears

Originally presented July 12, 2023
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears, a multi-nation alliance that kicked off a half-century of new polar bear protections and research. Join Elisabeth Kruger, World Wildlife Fund’s Manager of Arctic Wildlife, and Nat Hab’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Court Whelan, for a look back at the past five decades of polar bear preservation and a discussion of what’s next, from collar-mapping efforts to conservation travel.

WEBINAR | Sharks: Misunderstood Heroes of Our Oceans

Originally presented July 10, 2023
Sharks are ancient creatures, considered by many scientists to be living fossils! Join marine biologist and Expedition Leader Eric Ramirez as he dives into shark biology and explains the important role they play in the marine ecosystem. He’ll also bust some common shark myths and share a few of the threats sharks face from illegal fishing, pollution and habitat loss and the actions conservationists are taking to protect these fascinating fishes and their ocean environment.

WEBINAR | Class Arachnida: Introducing Our Eight-legged Neighbors

Originally presented July 6, 2023
When we think of arachnids, we typically think of spiders. But this class includes lots of other arthropods, from the well-known (like ticks and scorpions) to the not-so-well-known (such as members of the Palpigradi and Schizomida orders). Get caught in biologist and Expedition Leader Melissa Silva’s web(inar) as she introduces us to the world of arachnids, explaining why they’re crucial members of their ecosystems and how they differ from insects.

WEBINAR | Bird Photography Basics: Equipment, Settings & Techniques

Originally presented July 3, 2023
As much as we’d like to, we can't always be on safari looking for wildlife. Luckily, you can satiate your thirst for exploration in your own backyard. If you look closely, you’ll find there’s usually plenty of wildlife around—especially birds! Birds provide us with opportunities to hone both our wildlife observation skills and our nature photography techniques. Join India Expedition Leader Aditya Panda as he shares his tips and tricks for improving your bird photography skills.

WEBINAR | Coyotes: Thriving in a Human World

Originally presented June 30, 2023
If you live in North America, chances are you have coyotes in your neighborhood. Despite wildlife habitat fragmentation, shrinking wild animal populations, and humanity's best efforts to eradicate them, coyotes are not only surviving, but thriving! In fact, these canids have expanded their range, illustrating how some species are capable of adapting and flourishing in the contemporary, human-defined world. Join wildlife biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott as he talks about coyotes and why he considers them the ultimate adapters.

WEBINAR | Why You Can Feel Proud to Travel with Nat Hab

Originally presented June 28, 2023
When you travel with Nat Hab, you’re in for more than a magical nature experience and exciting wildlife encounters. That’s because with every trip we take, we’re helping ensure these animals and ecosystems are protected beyond the present day. Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta introduces you to some of Nat Hab’s conservation practices, including green office initiatives, global philanthropy projects, and the many ways we make our trips as eco-friendly as possible. You’ll also leave with tips for making your own environment a little greener!

WEBINAR | Seahorse Truths and Tales

Originally presented June 27, 2023
Seahorses have been surrounded by mystery since ancient times. Even today, despite being studied since the 18th century, there are misconceptions regarding seahorse biology. Join Expedition Leader and marine biologist Melissa Silva as she pulls back the kelpy curtain on these fascinating sea creatures, including the behaviors and adaptations that make them singular among fish species (yes, they’re fish!), from the fact that males carry and give birth to fully developed young to the seahorse’s unique upright body position and swimming style.

WEBINAR | Wild Baja: Conservation Through Ecotourism

Originally presented June 23, 2023
Join marine biologist and Expedition Leader Daniela Muñiz as she explains how Baja’s recent transition from lesser-known travel outpost to ecotourism must-visit has turned local fishermen and rancheros into some of the peninsula’s fiercest wildlife protectors. Many are changing their ways of living, with some rancheros becoming mountain park rangers and fishermen searching for ways to preserve Baja’s migratory gray whales. Come away excited to explore and conserve this coastal paradise yourself on our Great Gray Whales of Baja adventure.

WEBINAR | The Price of Wolves: How Are Ranchers Compensated for Livestock Loss?

Originally presented June 22, 2023
Wolves are endlessly fascinating animals, and their role as apex predators is a vital one. Once nearly eradicated, wolves are making a comeback across much of their historic range in the lower 48 states. But coexisting with them can be a challenge, especially for ranchers, since wolves sometimes prey on livestock. Wildlife biologist Aaron Bott explains some of the programs that compensate livestock producers for their losses helping both wolves and local ranchers to thrive.

WEBINAR | From Flytraps to Pitcher Plants: All About Carnivorous Plants

Originally presented June 15, 2023
Your mind may go to Little Shop of Horrors when you think of carnivorous plants, but you may not realize how these botanical wonders evolved to thrive in nutrient-poor habitats. Having explored India's forests for two decades, Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta has witnessed the fascinating capabilities of carnivorous plants and will share his knowledge of various species and their mechanisms for trapping prey.

WEBINAR | Where to See Tundra Wildflowers with Nat Hab

Originally presented June 1, 2023
Fireweed, purple saxifrage, butterwort—the names of tundra wildflowers are as interesting as their shared adaptations. How do they survive and thrive under harsh environmental conditions? Professional botanist and Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye reveals how these plants stay warm, get enough water and attract pollinators. You'll come away with a better appreciation of tundra ecology and be prepared to identify common species on Nat Hab's summer adventures to Iceland, Greenland and Churchill.

WEBINAR | Floating Elegance: Exploring the Beauty of Jellyfish

Originally presented May 31, 2023
Approximately 700 million years ago, Earth's first animal came into existence—the jellyfish. With soft bodies that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and salinities, they can be found at practically any depth in every ocean (and even some freshwater habitats!) Although jellyfish have a bad reputation due to their stings, marine biologist and Expedition Leader Melissa Silva explains their essential roles in nutrient exchange, in medical research, as a food source and more.

WEBINAR | Dive In: How Marine Mammals Breathe

Originally presented May 30, 2023
Deep breath in, deep breath out. While a whale holding its breath for two hours may seem miraculous, it might surprise you that all mammals share some capacity for this skill. Take a 'deep dive' into the mammalian dive reflex as Ocean Science Ph.D. and Expedition Leader Kristina Disney explains the traits marine mammals and humans share and how we, too, can learn to master our breath.

WEBINAR | El Nino & Ecology: What to Expect This Year

Originally presented May 25, 2023
NOAA experts predict El Niño weather conditions will dominate the northern hemisphere this summer and persist into the winter. What does this mean for humans and other species? Naturalist Eleanor Edye explains what happens in the oceans and atmosphere during an El Niño event and how it can impact specific species, especially marine animals like sea lions, sea birds such as the Brandt's cormorant and blue-footed booby, and even Arctic species like polar bears.

WEBINAR | Desert Buffalo: Bison Herds on the Colorado Plateau

Originally presented May 19, 2023
North America was once home to more than 60 million bison, until they were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s. Although these massive ungulates are often associated with the Great Plains, today, many of the world's last free-ranging bison herds live on the Colorado Plateau. Biologist and Expedition Leader Aaron Bott shares the story of the bison’s brush with extinction and its inspiring recovery in the modern Southwest.

WEBINAR | The Heart of the Palm: Natural Uses for Palm Trees

Originally presented May 15, 2023
Imagine your favorite tropical destination. Does your mind conjure images of palm trees? Join professional botanist and Expedition Leader Eleanor Edye as she delves into this diverse group of (mostly) tropical plants and the outsized impact they’ve had on human history. You’ll learn about the important role palms play in supporting soil health and native wildlife, and why they’re some of the most-used plants by humans for everything from food to fuel.

WEBINAR | Weird & Wonderful: Unusual Natural Phenomena

Originally presented May 11, 2023
Uncover some of Mother Nature’s mysteries as Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta introduces us to strange natural phenomena around the world, from Australia’s pink lake to Antarctica’s Blood Falls. (Spoiler alert: It’s not actually blood!) Discover frozen bubbles in Abraham Lake in Canada and turquoise ice crystals on Lake Baikal in Russia. Observe dazzling light pillars that only occur in cold climes and witness a literal “rolling stone” in Death Valley National Park.

WEBINAR | Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine? Meteorology 101

Originally presented May 4, 2023
Learn how to beyond your weather app and tune in to nature like our ancestors did, as Expedition Leader Kristina Disney teaches us the basics of weather and meteorology.

WEBINAR | Project Tiger: 50 Years of Conservation

Originally presented April 28, 2023
Need some good news? Join Aditya Panda for an uplifting look at the growing tiger population in India and find out how it has achieved this incredible success.

WEBINAR | What Does Climate Change Actually Mean? Part 2

Originally presented April 25, 2023
Discover the difference between climate and weather, and learn how even a small increase in the average global temperature could have outsized impacts across the planet -- and close to home.

WEBINAR | What Does Climate Change Actually Mean? Part 1

Originally presented on April 11, 2023
What's the big deal about the global temperature rising 1.5ºC? Find out what climate change really means for us and how experts predict it will affect our planet, both globally and locally.

WEBINAR | The Umbrella Bear: How Protecting Bears Protects Ecosystems

Originally presented April 6, 2023
As “umbrella species,” bears help protect a whole range of animals and plants that depend on them to thrive within an ecosystem. Learn why bears are conservation heroes with Expedition Leader Eddy Savage.

WEBINAR | Antlers: Crowns of the Animal Kingdom

Originally presented on March 24, 2023
Did you know that antlers are external bones that grow and shed every year? Learn the purpose of antlers and how they grow on (and fall off!) the heads of deer, moose, caribou, elk and other cervids.

WEBINAR | Can Conservation and Hunting Coexist? A Dall Sheep Case Study

Originally presented March 22, 2023
Did you know hunting can be integral to conservation of North American wildlife species? Delve into the history of Dall sheep in Alaska’s Denali National Park and learn how hunting has played a vital role in their preservation.

WEBINAR | Weird and Wonderful Sounds of the Wild: Part 2

Originally presented March 9, 2023
While most of us experience much of our surroundings through our sense of sight, the sounds of the wild can sometimes tell us even more! Venture back into the world of animal sounds for a deeper understanding of creatures and what their various vocalizations convey.

WEBINAR | Scale Tales: A Closer Look at Animal Armor

Originally presented February 28, 2023
Scales are fascinating for their aesthetic and tactile features, but what about their evolutionary advantages? Learn how scaly animals adapt to life in Southern Africa with the help of their armor.

WEBINAR | Carbon Offsetting: What Is It, How Does Nat Hab Do It, and Does It Make a Difference?

Originally presented February 27, 2023
Learn how to offset your carbon footprint while still doing what you love most—traveling! Nat Hab’s Chief Sustainability Officer Court Whelan explains how travel—done right—can actually help protect the planet.

WEBINAR | Eat to Live: Understanding Animal Foraging

Originally presented on February 15, 2023
All animals -- including humans -- have to eat to survive. Find out how this most basic part of existence drives animal evolution, physiology and reproduction, providing the foundation for survival.

WEBINAR | Carnivores & Livestock: Tools for Coexistence

Originally Presented February 3, 2023
Can we protect wolves and sheep at the same time? Hear from a wildlife biologist about how non-lethal livestock protection methods are reducing carnivore-livestock conflict and protecting ecosystems.

WEBINAR | Going With the Flow: Following the Journey of Water

Originally presented  January 31, 2023
Like the rings of a tree or layers of sediment in the earth, water droplets contain hints of their past. Find out how scientists track the life story of water, from where a drop has been to how old it is.

WEBINAR | Safari Diaries: Addressing Human-Elephant Conflict

Originally presented January 30, 2023
Can humans and elephants coexist peacefully in India? Join us for the second installment of our “Safari Diaries” series to learn about this conservation challenge.

WEBINAR | Weird and Wonderful Sounds of the Wild

Originally presented January 11, 2023
There are no emails, DMs or text threads when you’re an animal in the wild. And yet Earth’s creatures still communicate widely and well. Learn how they do it and how to recognize their sounds.

WEBINAR | Fossils: Prehistoric Evidence of Life on Our Planet

Originally presented January 5, 2023
From a bird-like dinosaur to one of humanity’s earliest ancestors, fossils reveal the natural history of Earth. Find out what fossils tell us about the movement of continents, the importance of evolution, and our own ancestry over eons.

WEBINAR | Animal Anatomy: Obscure & Odd Organs

Originally presented November 21, 2022
How do certain creatures function with no lungs, no brain or no stomach? Learn all about the weird and wondrous organ systems of the animal world in today’s webinar.

WEBINAR | Stupefying Superheroes of the Animal Kingdom, Part 2

Originally presented November 14, 2022
From telepathy to the toughest teeth in the world, these animals aren’t just super cool—they’re superheroes!

WEBINAR | My Year Without Plastics

Originally presented November 10, 2022
Is a life without plastic possible? Can you even imagine trying? In this webinar, meet someone who did. Find out the invaluable lessons she learned when she tried to avoid plastic for an entire year.

WEBINAR | The Lunar Life of Wildlife

Originally presented October 31, 2022
Whether foraging and hunting in the moonlight or setting off on their annual migrations, many animals’ behaviors are affected by the moon. Learn about these lunar legends today.

WEBINAR | Revering Our Rivers

Originally presented October 13, 2022
Rivers are so much more than the water they carry. Learn the seven values of rivers from a WWF expert and never look at a waterway the same way again.

WEBINAR | Stupefying Superpowers of the Animal Kingdom

Originally presented October 12, 2022
Move over, Captain Marvel! Meet the true superheroes of our planet, from an aquatic creature that’s been around for eons to the amazing regenerating axolotl.

WEBINAR | Mammoth Animals

Originally presented October 10, 2022
From the Goliath beetles of southeast Africa to the critically endangered giant Chinese salamander, meet the biggest players in the animal kingdom.

WEBINAR | Animals in Space

Originally presented October 6, 2022
Man may have walked on the moon, but it was animal astronauts who paved the way! In honor of all the furry, feathered, finned and scaly creatures that share our planet, learn about the ones who helped humans pioneer the brave new world of space.

WEBINAR | Forests Are Good for You

Originally presented October 3, 2022
Have you had your Vitamin F today? “F” is for “forest,” and it’s one of the healthiest supplements out there. Today, learn why forests are essential to human health.

WEBINAR | The Scoop on Snakes

Originally presented September 29, 2022
Overcome your squeamishness and join a wildlife biologist for Snakes 101: an introduction to these integral, intriguing and poorly understood members of so many ecosystems.

WEBINAR | You Can Be a Wildlife Biologist, Too!

Originally presented September 23, 2022
Plenty of Nat Hab Expedition Leaders are wildlife biologists, including presenter Aaron Bott. Learn about this career from the source, and why it’s never too late to become one—even as a part-time volunteer.

WEBINAR | When Ladies Are the Boss

Originally presented September 22, 2022
In the submarine household of the clownfish, the male does the housekeeping. In a bee colony, it’s the queen who makes the rules. Learn some life lessons from these fearless females and what makes them so boss.

WEBINAR | Long Live the Animals (Literally)

Originally presented September 7, 2022
Discover why some animal species can live far longer than we can and how some can even reverse the aging process. Jealous?

WEBINAR | Mythology and Magical Belief: Curse or Blessing for Wildlife?

Originally presented August 25, 2022
Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta shares animal mythology from around the globe and highlights how belief in supernatural stories can help protect—or threaten—wildlife in the real world.

WEBINAR | Biodiversity: How It Helps Create the World’s Most Special Places

Originally presented August 19, 2022
“Biodiversity hotspot”: If you’re a nature lover, you’ve probably heard this term. But what does it mean, and why does it matter? Learn how biodiversity produces beauty, intricacy and wonder, and why it’s at risk.

WEBINAR | We’re Better Together! The Power of Cooperation in Nature

Originally presented August 15, 2022
Was Darwin wrong in thinking that fierce independence (i.e., survival of the fittest) is what helps us get ahead? Or have living things always been better off when they work together?

WEBINAR | How You Can Help Halt Illegal Wildlife Trade

Originally presented August 12, 2022
From your choice of household pet to the way you choose to travel, your decisions can inadvertently affect wildlife trafficking. Learn how more responsible choices will save the animals with whom we share our planet.

WEBINAR | Meet the Charming & Endangered Pangolin

Originally presented August 11, 2022
Did you know these scaly anteaters are more closely related to cats and dogs than they are to armadillos? Learn more fascinating facts about these distinctive armored mammals, including why they are so gravely endangered.

WEBINAR | Keeping It Weird in the Pacific Northwest Part 3: Fish-Eating Forests

Originally presented August 9, 2022
Return to the weird and wonderful PNW this week to learn how the annual salmon run is an integral part of the coastal forest’s diet.

WEBINAR | Traveling Responsibly with Your Kids

Originally presented August 8, 2022
Is it possible to travel more responsibly with your whole brood in tow? It is! Learn how your family can leave your next destination better than you found it.

WEBINAR | Coexisting with Wildlife

Originally presented August 5, 2022
Expedition Leader Aaron Bott shares strategies for reducing human-wildlife conflict and why moving towards coexistence benefits all involved.

WEBINAR | The Mating Game: Animal Attraction

Originally presented August 4, 2022
Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta introduces us to the inner workings of wildlife courtships and mating rituals, from porcupine partners to tigers in heat.

WEBINAR | Keeping It Weird in the Pacific Northwest Part 2: Tree of Life

Originally presented August 1, 2022
Expedition Leader Kristina Disney gets to the root of things in this webinar on cedars, their central role to coastal communities and the crucial ecosystem services these trees provide.

WEBINAR | Making the Global Seafood Trade More Sustainable

Originally presented July 26, 2022
From big-picture initiatives to small-scale changes, WWF experts explain what the organization is doing to make the global seafood industry more sustainable -- and how you can help.

WEBINAR | Keeping It Weird in the Pacific Northwest: Part 1

Originally presented July 19, 2022
Embrace the Pacific Northwest’s quirkiness. The first of several webinars, this session will celebrate the lovable weirdness of the PNW, from some odd marine life to the natural and human processes that have shaped the region.

WEBINAR | On the Edge: Saving the Endangered Sawfish

Originally presented July 14, 2022
Discover the distinctive sawfish, known for its razor-like nose extension, and learn why they’re endangered and how promoting diversity in science can help save them.

WEBINAR | Pup Fostering Is Saving the Wolves

Originally presented July 12, 2022
If you’ve ever fostered a puppy, you know how gratifying it can be when a match is made with a forever family. Learn how the same concept is helping save rare Mexican wolf pups.

WEBINAR | Can Big Business Help Save the Planet?

Originally presented July 1, 2022
Need some good news? Join this webinar with a WWF sustainability expert to learn how the world’s leading conservation organization is partnering with the world’s biggest corporations to tackle environmental threats head-on.

WEBINAR | Wildlife Hide-and-Seek

Originally presented June 27, 2022
When it comes to showing their true colors, animals can be a bit dodgy. Don’t blame them for being inauthentic—it’s all about survival! Learn how and why these color-changing creatures do what they do.

WEBINAR | The Significance of the Insignificant: Part 2

Originally presented June 23, 2022
Small can be mighty. Perhaps nowhere is this truer than in the natural world. Arpita Dutta focuses on the world’s tiniest creatures, their tenacity, and their importance to a healthy ecosystem.

WEBINAR | The Crucial Role of Trees on Our Planet: Fighting Deforestation

Originally presented June 21, 2022
Forests are essential for the fate of life on Earth. But they are rapidly being destroyed. Join a WWF forest expert to learn more, and why there’s reason for hope.

WEBINAR | Making Science Meaningful on Safari

Originally presented June 15, 2022
If you love nature and wildlife, you inherently appreciate science. But it's easy to get tripped up by tongue-twisting titles and complex research terms. Learn how our guides untangle jargon to create fun and engaging learning.

WEBINAR | Discover the American West on a Classic Pack Trip

Originally presented June 14, 2022
Attention, city slickers! Why not bust out of the concrete jungle and discover the wonders of the West on a horse or mule-supported pack trip into the backcountry? Get the details from a seasoned western packer.

WEBINARS | Babies in the Wild

Originally presented June 6, 2022
When it comes to wild animals, babies are tougher than they look. Learn what they need to survive and thrive—above all, the chance to heed the call of the wild.

WEBINAR | Beavers: Friend, Not Foe

Originally presented June 1, 2022
Are beavers pests? Or powerful shapers of landscapes? Learn to love this ecological engineer. No longer prized for their fur, these web-footed mammals are recognized for their good works, both for humans and their wetland neighbors.

WEBINAR | Following the Flow: How Rivers Move Mountains & More

Originally presented May 31, 2022
Rivers have strong personalities. They change their minds, have thunderous tantrums and even get a little lazy sometimes. Learn about these river temperaments, how and where rivers form, and their role in geomorphology.

WEBINAR | The Grassroots Revolution Under Your Feet

Originally presented May 25, 2022
When do you think about grass, other than your own front lawn? Though grasses are a relative newcomer to the flora kingdom, they have dramatically altered our landscapes and ecosystems. Discover everything you never knew about grass!

WEBINAR | Whale Songs: Listen to the Soundtrack of the Sea

Originally presented May 25, 2022
Go below the waves to hear the calls of cetaceans as they communicate with one another. Join a bioacoustician (and learn what that is!) as she unveils how whale sounds can be used to save marine mammals.

WEBINAR | The Curse of the Quagga

Originally presented May 23, 2022
This just in: “Aquatic Invaders Continue to Spread!” From zebra mussels to mudsnails, learn why these sneaky species are not only threatening our marine environments, but our pocketbooks as well.

WEBINAR | The World’s Weirdest Plants

Originally presented May 20, 2022
Some plants were born to be bad. Rule breakers and mindbenders, these flora species don’t act like “normal plants.” Join our botanist guide for a walk on the wild side of the plant kingdom!

WEBINAR | The Incredible Shrinking Dragonfly

Originally presented May 13, 2022
Can you imagine a dragonfly with a wingspan of two feet? That’s how this insect hunter appeared before dinosaurs walked the Earth. Dig into dragonflies and learn how they shrank over millennia while gaining ecological stature.

WEBINAR | An Inspiring Comeback: The California Condor

Originally presented May 3, 2022
Weighing over 20 lbs. with a wingspan of nearly 10 feet, California condors can soar as high as 15,000 feet. Learn about North America’s largest flying land bird, which has recently rebounded from near-extinction.

WEBINAR | #Tech4Wildlife: Harnessing Technology for Conservation

Originally presented April 28, 2022
Can a hashtag save habitats? Learn how WILDLABS and WWF are bringing together conservationists and tech experts to create innovative solutions to challenging conservation problems.

WEBINAR | Energy Poverty: Opening Our Eyes to Africa’s Challenges

Originally presented April 22, 2022
Learn how climate change is adversely affecting lives and livelihoods in Africa, from access to food and water, to light at night—and what we might do to reduce “energy poverty” that disproportionately affects Africa.

WEBINAR | Utah: A Champion for Wildlife

Originally presented April 21, 2022
Utah is a leader in important wildlife habitat restoration. Learn why from a local biologist and state employee who's intimately involved with bettering Utah's natural areas to support the wildlife at home there.

WEBINAR | Worldwide Protected Areas: The Quest to Rescue Nature

Originally presented April 19, 2022
Join this “conservation conversation” with Nat Hab’s chief of sustainability, Court Whelan, and legendary wilderness explorer Olaf Malver, as they discuss a subject close to their hearts: how we establish protected natural areas, and why you should care.

WEBINAR | How Seaweed Can Help Save the Earth

Originally presented April 15, 2022
You probably don’t realize that seaweed is a part of your daily life in more ways than you are aware! Learn why WWF wants to see more kelp farming, and how it can help save the planet.

WEBINAR | Making the Invisible Visible: World Water Day 2022

Originally presented March 24, 2022
A crucial natural resource that sustains humans, wildlife, and the ecosystems in which we live exists out of our sight. On World Water Day, learn about groundwater and why we must conserve it.

WEBINAR | Our World in Their Eyes

Originally presented March 7, 2022
How does a dragonfly perceive the world around it? How about a tiger? Learn how different groups of animals see the world in various ways – and not always the way we humans think they do.

WEBINAR | Snowbirds of the Sea

Originally presented February 22, 2022
Humpbacks follow the sun every year, migrating from their polar feeding grounds to the tropics and back. Learn how they’re monitored along the way—even getting their own photo IDs.

WEBINAR | From Bees to Skunks: Making "Scents"' of Nature

Originally presented February 4, 2022
From tiny insects to top predators, discover how animals around the globe communicate through the invisible language of odors.

WEBINAR | Saving Turtles: Species Diversity & Conservation in the U.S.

Originally presented February 3, 2022
The United States is the most "turtle rich" country in the world in terms of species diversity. Join Jordan Gray of the Turtle Survival Alliance and learn about its ambitious goal: zero turtle extinctions.

WEBINAR | Animal Lingo 101: Deciphering the Many Calls of the Wild

Originally presented January 28, 2022
Whether it’s a bird singing, a lion roaring or a monkey screeching, wild creatures have a lot to say! And their sounds hold a whole host of meanings. Join Conan Dumenil for a fascinating look at animal acoustics.

WEBINAR | The Body Language of Bears

Originally presented January 27, 2022
Bears don’t see so well...but they sure can smell! Learn how bears communicate by emitting chemicals called pheromones and using their highly capable noses to decipher them.

WEBINAR | Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature — Part II

Originally presented January 11, 2022
Nature is often our greatest teacher—and through biomimicry, we can learn to implement designs and strategies that create effective, sustainable technologies to benefit humans. Enjoy the second installment of this fascinating webinar!

WEBINAR | Scatology 101: Downloading Unexpected Info in the Wild

Originally presented December 21, 2021
Poop, pee and fluids are powerful communicators in the animal kingdom—and surprisingly detailed sources of information for humans! In this lighthearted presentation, find out how much there is to learn from wildlife excretions and secretions.

WEBINAR | Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

Originally presented December 8, 2021
Nature is often our greatest teacher—and biomimicry is how we learn from nature to implement designs and strategies that create effective, sustainable technologies to benefit humans. Find out more in this fascinating webinar!

WEBINAR | Humans vs. Animals: Learning to Live Together

Originally presented December 7, 2021
What are the challenges for conservation when humans and animals are at odds? Human-wildlife conflict and illegal wildlife trafficking threaten endangered animals. But when humans are part of the problem, humans can also create solutions.

WEBINAR | Lichen, Moss and Algae and Their Important Role in the Subarctic

Originally presented December 6, 2021
Just as with wildlife, bigger species tend to get all the attention, but the smaller living things are just as fascinating! Take a journey of discovery with an expert northern botanist.

WEBINAR | Forest Connections: How Trees—and We—Are Bonded

Originally presented December 3, 2021
Did you know trees communicate with each other? It’s true! Discover the latest science on the vast underground networks that connect plants within forests—and why time in the woods is good for humans.

WEBINAR | A Guide's Wish List: What Do Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Dream Of?

Originally presented December 2, 2021
‘Tis the season for holiday wish lists…and our Expedition Leaders have some travel dreams of their own! Hear from three Nat Hab guides about their careers…and where they still yearn to go and why.

WEBINAR | Birding: A Lens on Nature, Part II

Originally presented November 29, 2021
Birds are really smart! And they are master adapters when it comes to survival strategies in varied habitats. Explore some of the amazing ways birds manage to flourish, and why conserving them is so important.

WEBINAR | Birding: A Lens on Nature

Originally presented November 24, 2021
Find out why birds are such a fascinating portal through which to appreciate the intricate wonders of the natural world—and learn how to start birdwatching on your own.

WEBINAR | Remembrance/Veterans Day: A Memorial to the Animals that Served

Originally presented November 11, 2021
Expedition Leader Kristina Disney shares a largely left-out angle on this memorial holiday, commemorating the animals that served alongside troops, as well as wildlife and their habitats facing lasting impacts of war.

WEBINAR | Fantastic Fungi: The Largest Living Network on Earth

Originally presented November 4, 2021
There’s a fungus amongus! You won’t believe how fascinating the fungus kingdom is, a billion years old and essentially responsible for the rest of life on Earth. We’re all dependent on fungi—find out why!

WEBINAR | An Optimistic Look at Global Conservation

Originally presented November 3, 2021
Do you feel nothing but despair for the natural world? There are so many conservation success stories that say otherwise! Join Court Whelan & Olaf Malver for an uplifting conversation about hope for Planet Earth.

WEBINAR | Unforgettable Wildlife Sightings Through the Eyes of a Guide

Originally presented October 27, 2021
Professional naturalist guides make a career out of observing wildlife. But what makes some sightings stand out? Arpita Dutta explores the wonder and power of observing animals in the wild.

WEBINAR | Saving Kids from Nature Deficit Disorder

Originally presented October 25, 2021
Kids spend more time indoors and on screens than ever before, cut off from the natural world—with serious implications. Learn why it’s so important to reconnect the young people in your life with nature!

WEBINAR | Significance of the Insignificant: Regarding Nature with a Finer Eye

Originally presented October 21, 2021
From intricate insect colonies to fascinating fungus, little things provide the support network that sustains entire ecosystems. Meet some of them in this intriguing webinar, and expand your perception of which animals are coolest!

WEBINAR | How Traveling with Nat Hab Supports Conservation

Originally presented October 7, 2021
Two Nat Hab Expedition Leaders share personal stories of how the company and its travelers positively impact local communities in a way that leads to protecting habitats and wildlife—a win for all involved!

WEBINAR | Mother Nature as Narrator: Reading Tracks & Signs

Originally presented September 30, 2021
Expedition Leader Arpita Dutta shares fascinating knowledge gleaned from two decades of guiding in the jungle to illustrate the nature of wildlife tracking: learn where and how to look for animal signs and what they mean.

WEBINAR | Celebrate World Tourism Day with WWF: Helping Africa’s People & Wildlife Rebound from the Pandemic

Originally presented September 27, 2021
Join noted WWF guest Nikhil Advani to learn about the Africa Nature-Based Tourism Platform, an inspiring collaborative project helping communities, safari operators and conservation areas in 11 African countries rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic.

WEBINAR | Carbon-Neutral Travel: The What, the How & the Why

Originally presented September 15, 2021
Carbon footprints, carbon offsets, carbon-neutral...what does it all mean? And how is Nat Hab leading the travel industry in this direction? Court Whelan, Nat Hab's Director of Sustainability & Conservation Travel, sorts it out.

WEBINAR | How Birding Can Change Lives & Lands

Originally presented August 30, 2021
Birdwatching: Passive hobby? Obscure interest? Strictly for nature nerds? Think again! Learn how birding supports conservation and local communities, and how you can be a citizen scientist while searching for beautiful birds.

WEBINAR | Sven & Ben in Conversation: How Conservation Travel Can Help Save the Earth

Originally presented August 23, 2021
Can travel help save the planet? Explore that question posed by new Lindblad CEO Dolf Berle as he hosts a live conversation with two visionary travel pioneers, Nat Hab founder and president Ben Bressler and Sven-Olof Lindblad, founder and co-chair of the board of Lindblad Expeditions.

WEBINAR | Share Your Whale Photos & Become a Citizen Scientist!

Originally presented August 9, 2021
As an ecotourist, you can be a conservation scientist! Go whale watching, take photos, and learn how your efforts can contribute to the global understanding and protection of whales and oceans worldwide.

WEBINAR | Making Scents of Bears’ Exceptional Sense of Smell

Originally presented August 4, 2021
Wild bears are renowned for their excellent olfactory abilities, but just how good is their sense of smell? Find out how bears use their powerful noses to detect and interpret scents in order to navigate and survive in their wilderness habitats.

WEBINAR | Migratory Species: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

Originally presented July 28, 2021
From Arctic terns' pole-to-pole flights to salmon returning to their spawning grounds, wildlife migrations are among the world's greatest natural wonders. Gain insights into the intriguing ways that different creatures navigate our planet.

WEBINAR | Our Pets’ Impact on Biodiversity & How You Can Help

Originally presented July 26, 2021
Discover how responsible ownership of pet cats and dogs benefits both animal and human health worldwide. Get helpful tips from a wildlife biologist and veterinarian to enhance your contributions to conservation in your backyard and beyond.

WEBINAR | Wild Horses: Charismatic & Controversial

Originally presented July 23, 2021
Wild horses are romantic icons of the American West. They are also highly controversial, impacting ecosystems, wildlife and ranching. Join wildlife biologist Aaron Bott, who participates in government-led wild horse roundups, to explore the situation.

WEBINAR | Arctic & Alpine Wildflowers of the Northern Hemisphere

Originally presented July 19, 2021
Whether you’re high on a mountainside or high in latitude, a summer sojourn in alpine or arctic zones is likely to feature similar wildflowers—find out why, and which ones to look for.

WEBINAR | Busting Myths About Whales

Originally presented July 9, 2021
Heard the recent news story about a diver being "swallowed whole" by a humpback whale? Well, the biological reality is that a baleen whale physically cannot consume an adult human. Join us to learn fascinating truths about cetaceans!

WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Women in the Wild

Originally presented June 24, 2021
Want to explore the wild world in the company of women? Discover how our Women-Only Departures are empowering adventurers to explore the natural and cultural history of the planet's wildest places through a female lens.

WEBINAR | Finding Species Thought to Be Lost

Originally presented June 21, 2021
Ready for some good conservation news? Each year, scientists rediscover species that were previously thought to be extinct in the wild. Learn about examples of these “Lazarus species” and the implications for wildlife conservation efforts worldwide.

WEBINAR | Saving Brazil's Hyacinth Macaws from Extinction

Originally presented June 8, 2021
Join a leading expert on wild hyacinth macaws, the “king of parrots,” to find out how conservation biologists have brought this formerly endangered bird species back from the brink of extinction in the Brazilian Pantanal.

WEBINAR | Biodiversity: How Does it Help Create the World's Most Special Places?

Originally presenter May 24, 2021
Biodiversity hotspots are critical to the survival of threatened species around the planet. Join biologist Eleanor Edye to discover the importance of understanding and maintaining biodiversity in order to preserve healthy ecosystems worldwide.

WEBINAR | All About American Black Bears

Originally presented May 21, 2021
Although black bears are the most widely distributed bear species in North America, many of us know little about our ursine neighbors. Join biologist Aaron Bott to find out what makes these bears so special.

WEBINAR | Exploring Alaska & the Galapagos with Lindblad Expeditions

Originally presented April 30, 2021
Discover why this is the ideal summer to explore the wilds of Alaska and the Galapagos on a marine adventure with our partners at Lindblad Expeditions, and how your presence helps preserve these habitats.

WEBINAR | Returning to Responsible Nature Travel amid COVID-19

Originally presented April 28, 2021
If you're ready to travel again but have questions about what it’s like to go on a small-group nature adventure now, then join this webinar for answers from two of our field safety experts.

WEBINAR | Earth Day Celebration with Our Guides

Originally presented April 22, 2021
You won't want to miss today’s gathering in honor of Planet Earth as we bring together six Expedition Leaders from different countries to share wondrous stories from nature, showing just how interconnected we are.

WEBINAR | Coyotes: Song Dogs of North America

Originally presented April 16, 2021
Whether you live in the city, on a farm, or a suburban cul-de-sac, chances are coyotes are your neighbors. Learn from a wildlife biologist and coyote manager how these ultimate adapters survive and thrive.

WEBINAR | Why Galapagos Tortoise Health Matters to Humans, Too

Originally presented April 13, 2021
Ainoa Nieto, a wildlife veterinarian and lab manager at the Darwin Research Station, researches giant tortoise health and conservation—hear about her work in Galapagos and its implications for the wellbeing of the entire ecosystem.

WEBINAR | From Cartridges to Conservation: Dall Sheep of Alaska & the Yukon

Originally presented April 12, 2021
Did you know hunting can be integral to conservation, when it comes to managing North American wildlife species? Join Drew McCarthy for a case study, looking at Dall sheep in Denali National Park.

WEBINAR | Memorable Moments with the Polar Bears of Churchill

Originally presented April 9, 2021
Marine mammal. Top of the Arctic food chain. A fur coat that’s not actually white but clear. So many intriguing facts about polar bears! Learn all about them as Jeremy Covert shares magical encounters from Manitoba.

WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Discover Alaska with Annie

Originally presented April 8, 2021
Still legitimately the Last Frontier, Alaska boasts epic wilderness and wildlife wonders. Join Alaska resident and Expedition Leader Annie Van Dinther for an overview of all Alaska has to offer the avid nature traveler.

WEBINAR | Enhancing Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat—Part 2: Native Plants

Originally presented April 7, 2021
Though we're all missing travel, you don't have to go away to experience nature! Attract wildlife to your own yard with tips from Brad Josephs for enhancing and managing native vegetation.

WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Why Churchill is the Best Place to See Polar Bears

Originally presented April 1, 2021
Polar bears roam all the polar regions of the Earth, but Churchill, Canada is the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Join Annie VanDinther to find out why it's your best bet for seeing wild bears.

WEBINAR | Lure Wildlife to Your Backyard: Part 1: Build a Frog Pond

Originally presented March 31, 2021
Brad Josephs, who lives on lush acreage in northern Arkansas, is an ace at attracting wild creatures to his backyard. And you can, too! Today Brad shows you how to create a frog pond for threatened amphibians.

WEBINAR | Yellowstone: Wolves, Willows & Trophic Cascades

Originally presented March 26, 2021
Many conservationists assume that the return of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park has restored balance to the entire ecosystem -- but naturalist guide Aaron Bott explains why it isn't that simple.

WEBINAR | So You Want to See a Wild Polar Bear: The Where, What, When & Why

Originally presented March 23, 2021
Witnessing polar bears in the Arctic was once the province of hardy explorers on arduous expeditions. Today, you can view them with ease and comfort! Learn about our polar bear adventures, and which one is right for you.

WEBINAR | Your Dinner Plate & the Planet’s Fate: What’s the Connection?

Originally presented March 22, 2021
Wild Alaskan or farmed Atlantic salmon? Grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef. Peanut butter blended with palm oil—or not? What you eat affects the Earth! Join WWF global agriculture expert Jason Clay for a rousing discussion.

WEBINAR | Let’s Go Again: The Galapagos Islands

Originally presented March 18, 2021
There's just so much to the Galapagos that Annie and Andres are back to continue their fascinating "Let’s Go" overview of the world's most intriguing archipelago, filled with unique wildlife that's unafraid of humans!

WEBINAR | Surviving a Pandemic Year: A Locals’ Look at Churchill

Originally presented March 17, 2021
What happens when a small subarctic community that relies heavily on nature tourism gets hit by a pandemic? Join two guides to find out how Churchill weathered 2020, and how it's adapting for future visitors.

WEBINAR | Enhancing Safety with Nat Hab During COVID-19

Originally presented March 9, 2021
You want to travel...we know you do! But is it safe? What's it like to be part of a Nat Hab small-group trip right now? Join us to find out, because we are traveling—safely!

WEBINAR | Why Whales & Dolphins are Everyone’s Business

Originally presented March 8, 2021
Healthy whale and dolphin populations require healthy oceans and responsible human practices at sea. Learn about cutting-edge conservation efforts with Chris Johnson, Global Lead for WWF's Protecting Whales & Dolphins Initiative.

WEBINAR | WWF in DC: New Hope for Conservation Priorities

Originally presented March 1, 2021
After years of environmental rollbacks, conservation is a higher priority with a new administration and Congress. Rose Luttenberger of WWF's Policy & Government Affairs team joins us to talk about WWF's goals on Capitol Hill.

WEBINAR | Unlovable Animals (That Might Just Steal Your Heart)

Originally presented February 16, 2021
They're the animals you love to hate—creepy, crawly, ugly, pesky—but have we misjudged them? Mike Hillman takes us on another dive into the wild, wonderful, wacky world of zoology to tell us more.

WEBINAR | Let's Go Again! Discovering More of Madagascar

Originally presented February 25, 2021
Continuing our exploration of the world's most unusual island, (home to lemurs and lots more!), looking at how Madagascar's geographic location and human population intersect to pose unique challenges to its tremendous biodiversity.

WEBINAR | Stories from the Trail: Glacier Then & Now

Originally presented February 19, 2021
The last of Glacier guide Jeremy Covert's series on the national park, this journey into history via one of Glacier's earliest rangers reveals how it has changed —and not changed—over more than a century.

WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Discover the Pantanal, Brazil’s “Wild Wet”

Originally presented February 18, 2021
Home to stealthy jaguars, lurking caiman, maned wolf and 650 bird species, Brazil's Pantanal is South America's greatest wildlife mecca— explore this intricate ecosystem with top naturalist guide and jaguar researcher Helder Brandao.

WEBINAR | Journey into the Winter Forests of the Monarchs

Originally presented February 16, 2021
Each winter, monarch butterflies migrate by the millions to a small tract of high-altitude forest in central Mexico. Join monarch expert Court Whelan to explore one of nature's most wondrous and mysterious phenomena.

WEBINAR | The North American Beaver: A Dam Fine Webinar

Originally presented February 12, 2021
In this fascinating overview, Drew McCarthy reveals the power of industrious beavers, which have an outsized impact on their environment, building dams that transform landscapes and alter ecosystems.

WEBINAR | Let’s Go: Discover the Canyons of the American Southwest

Originally presented February 11, 2021
Take a virtual journey through geologic millennia, exploring the natural history and colorful landscapes of Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks—and learn about the human dwellers who have long called these canyonlands home.

WEBINAR | Cleaning Up the Coast: A Marine Expedition in the BC Wilderness

Originally presented February 10, 2021
Canada's wild Pacific coast holds pristine wilderness—yet ocean trash finds its way even here. Eddy Savage shares stories and photos from a 40-day boat-based mission with other guides intent on cleaning it up.

WEBINAR | Stories from the Trail: Memorable Bears of Glacier

Originally presented February 5, 2021
A naturalist guide in Glacier National Park for more than 20 years, Jeremy Covert has some personal stories to share about bears. Come along for riveting tales and images of the park's most famous mammal.

WEBINAR | Let's Go! Discover Mexico’s Kingdom of the Monarchs

Originally presented February 4, 2021
Take a virtual journey into the highland realm of the monarch, as we visit the butterfly sanctuaries in the fir forests of Mexico where millions of these gossamer-winged creatures congregate for the winter.

WEBINAR | Fireside Chat with Rich & Matt: Birds of Africa

Originally presented February 3, 2021
Birds may not get the acclaim of Africa's megafauna like elephants and gorillas, but they are every bit as intriguing! Your favorite safari guides weigh in on their favorites, and why they are so utterly captivating.

WEBINAR | The World's Rarest Wolf

Originally presented January 9, 2021
Join Beardsley Zoo wildlife expert and popular TEDx speaker Jim Knox as he shares the riveting story of the red wolf -- one of the world's most endangered canids, found only in North Carolina.

WEBINAR | Making Travel Better for the Planet: The Role of Carbon Offsetting

Originally presented January 26, 2021
Once we're beyond the pandemic, travelers are sure to take to the skies again in droves. Does carbon offsetting really help mitigate all those flights? Nat Hab Sustainability Director Court Whelan fills us in.

WEBINAR | Restoring Native Species to the Northern Great Plains

Originally presented January 25, 2021
Join WWF lead scientist Patrick Lendrum to learn how North America's vast prairies are being restored in a collaborative effort among public, private and tribal landowners—and wildlife is returning.

WEBINAR | Introducing Our Newest Trip Line: Photo Pro Expeditions

Originally presented January 19, 2021
Join a panel of top Nat Hab photography guides for a live chat about our newest adventures—designed for photographers with advanced skills who want the most immersive nature photo safaris on offer!

WEBINAR | Let’s Go! Discover Madagascar with Ant

Originally presented January 14, 2021
In this installment of our "Let’s Go!" destination series, Ant Bennet unveils everything that makes Madagascar so intriguing, from its lemurs and other unique wildlife found nowhere else on Earth to its hospitable people.

WEBINAR | Grizzly 399: Meet the Most Famous Bear in the World

Originally presented January 11, 2021
Meet "399," the special mama grizzly who has become a fixture in and around Grand Teton National Park, and learn of her important role in the ecosystem and the life of Expedition Leader Kurt Johnson.

WEBINAR | Climate Change Demystified

Originally presented January 8, 2021
How can you solve a problem without understanding it? Cut through the hype to get at the simple science behind climate change in this webinar with the author of The Global Warming Primer.

WEBINAR | Glacier National Park: Stories from the Trail

Originally presented January 4, 2021
Spending 20 years exploring a national park full of crazy moose, winds that can blow you off a trail on the Continental Divide and miles of untracked wilderness leaves a person with a lot of stories to tell. Join Expedition Leader Jeremy Covert as he shares some of his own stories and images and talks about how hard it is to be a guide that is not able to travel! In this webinar, we will also explore Glacier National Park’s unique flora and fauna, geography, animal behavior and some of those hidden spots that capture Glacier’s wild beauty.

WEBINAR | These are a Few of Our Favorite Things! Part 2: Everywhere Else

Originally presented December 29, 2020
Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Annie Van Dinther and Corbin Hawkins share memorable events and delightful stories—including some of their favorite individual animals—from their years of guiding nature expeditions.

WEBINAR | These are a Few of Our Favorite Things! Part 1: Churchill

Originally presented December 28, 2020
Nat Hab Expedition Leaders Annie Van Dinther and Corbin Hawkins share memorable events and delightful stories -- including some of their favorite individual animals -- from their years of guiding nature expeditions along Hudson Bay.

WEBINAR | Mother Nature's Rule Breakers: Part 3

Originally presented December 23, 2020
Mike Hillman is back with more of nature's crazy anomalies. In today’s presentation, learn about animals that taste with more than their tongues, snakes that take to the air, and more!

WEBINAR | Toward a Zero Waste Holiday

Originally presented December 17, 2020
As most of us are home for the holidays (and home more than we ever imagined!), ordering so much online, waste becomes a real problem—get creative tips and inspiration for reducing it.

WEBINAR | Wildlife of the American Southwest

Originally presented December 16, 2020
Take a virtual journey into the red rock desert landscapes of Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion and discover the wildlife—bighorn sheep, cougars, coyotes, mule deer and more—that thrives in these rugged realms.

WEBINAR | Streamlining Conservation: Student Stewards and The Reintroduction of a Species

Originally presented December 11, 2020
Reintroducing a species to its native habitat after a century of absence is quite a feat—and it's even more exciting when a group of 7th and 8th grade students accomplish it.

WEBINAR | Zombie Deer: The Impact of Chronic Wasting Disease

Originally presented December 4, 2020
Deer, elk, moose and caribou are some of North America’s most beloved wild mammals. And they are facing a serious scourge. Learn about Chronic Wasting Disease and its implications for the future of wildlife.

WEBINAR | Mother Nature’s Rule Breakers: Part 2

Originally presented November 23, 2020
Mike Hillman is back with another episode of creatures that don't conform. Discover more of the world's weirdest animals, from gender-bending fish to lizards that reproduce by immaculate conception!

WEBINAR | Mountain Goats: Wizards of the High Country

Originally presented November 20, 2020
Agile, hardy and robust, mountain goats are impressive denizens of alpine zones in the Rockies. They’re also a problem when they enter national parks as non-native species, posing competition to native dwellers such as bighorn sheep.

WEBINAR | Delisting the Gray Wolf: What Does It Mean for Its Future?

Originally presented November 19, 2020
Wolves have long been fraught with controversy, and the decision to remove them from the U.S. endangered species list has only added to it. Aaron Bott unpacks the complexity for us.

WEBINAR | A Year in the Life of a Polar Bear

Originally presented November 18, 2020
We may not be in Churchill this fall, but we’re bringing the polar bears to you! Tracking the annual cycle of a polar bear’s life, Annie Van Dinther reveals all that makes the King of the Arctic so captivating.

WEBINAR | Illegal Tiger Trade & Tiger Farms: Threats to Wild Tiger Conservation

Originally presented November 16, 2020
Illegal trade in tiger body parts has major implications for conserving these regal wild cats. Meet a WWF expert whose work is focused on halting tiger poaching, farming and illicit trafficking.

WEBINAR | Humans & Wildlife in the American West: A History

Originally presented November 11, 2020
Wildlife biologist Aaron Bott leads a journey through the Southwest canyonlands, Yellowstone and Glacier, telling the story of the interaction of humans with wildlife over the past 200 years and examining the quest for conservation.

WEBINAR | Lost and Found: Rediscovering ‘Extinct’ Species

Originally presented November 9, 2020
Mike Hillman shares fascinating stories of species once thought to be extinct. Learn how, against all odds, they survived to surprise scientists—and what's being done to ensure they don't disappear again.

WEBINAR | Wildlife Attacks: How They Happen & How to Avoid Them

Originally presented November 6, 2020
Wild animals are captivating and beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. Aaron Bott, a large carnivore biologist, explains how to avoid—and how to respond to—aggressive wildlife encounters.

WEBINAR | Fireside Chat with Rich & Matt: Sapiens 3

Originally presented November 5, 2020
In this Fireside Chat, the third of the three-part Sapiens series, Rich and Matt discuss how H.sapiens has altered the planet into the world as we know it. They’ll share some inspiring conservation success stories and examine what we still must do.

WEBINAR | Nature’s Nocturnal Wonder: The Night Sky

Originally presented November 4, 2020
The wonders of nature don't disappear when the sun goes down! Expedition Leader and photographer Kurt Johnson reveals the amazing night sky, including an introduction to astrophotography.

WEBINAR | Swift Foxes & Black-Footed Ferrets: Coming Home to the Great Plains

Originally presented October 29, 2020
With the arrival of European settlers, many species on America’s Great Plains nearly disappeared, including these two small predators. Learn how WWF is helping bring them back, and why it’s a boon to the native ecosystem.

WEBINAR | Our Closest Cousins: 5 Intriguing Things About Chimps

Originally presented October 28, 2020
Did you know humans share approximately 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees? Join Expedition Leader Mark Jordahl for a look at five fascinating features of our closet living relatives.

WEBINAR | Fireside Chat with Rich & Matt: Sapiens 2

Originally presented October 26, 2020
Discover how the domestication of plants and animals (and the H.sapiens species itself) has allowed humans to proliferate and populate every corner of the earth and become what is arguably the single most successful mammalian species the planet has ever seen.

WEBINAR | Mother Nature's Rule Breakers

Originally presented October 22, 2020
Fish swim, mammals don't lay eggs, and spiders eat bugs, right? Well, maybe not always! Zoologist and naturalist guide Mike Hillman reveals renegade members of the animal kingdom that don't play by the rules.

WEBINAR | Live Virtual Event: How Travel Can Protect the Planet

Originally presented October 21, 2020
Be part of the solution! Join a conversation with Nat Hab President Ben Bressler, Jim Sano, WWF's Vice President for Travel, Tourism & Conservation, and Court Whelan, Nat Hab's Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel.

WEBINAR | Travel in the Age of COVID-19: How Our Trips Are Going

Originally presented October 21, 2020
Despite the impediments of the coronavirus, Nat Hab has been taking travelers into nature and preparing to launch more trips soon, while implementing a host of carefully designed protocols to ensure our guests’ safety. Join our live panel presentation to gain first-hand insight about what it’s like to travel with Nat Hab in the age of COVID.

WEBINAR | Realm of the Snow Leopard: India’s Cold Deserts

Originally presented October 19, 2020
Northern India's trans-Himalayan landscape is an austere desert wilderness—yet this complex ecosystem is perfectly designed to sustain snow leopards. Discover it with Expedition Leader Surya Ramachandran.

WEBINAR | The Ultimate Guide to Packing for a Day Hike

Originally presented October 16, 2020
Expedition Leader Jeremy Covert has decades of experience on the trail, and he knows how to pack efficiently for a backcountry excursion—it's an art! Get his well-honed tips, including advice on photography gear.

WEBINAR | Fireside Chat: Sapiens—The Ultimate Interaction Between a Species and Its Environment

Originally presented October 14, 2020
Since Darwin, we've learned how flora and fauna adapt over time to changing environments—but no species has made the environment adapt to itself like Homo sapiens. Learn why our species has been so successful.

WEBINAR | Managing Wildlife in the American West

Originally presented October 12, 2020
Wildlife roamed unfettered in North America two centuries ago, but today, astute professionals must manage and conserve iconic species like grizzlies, wolves and bison. Join wildlife biologist Aaron Bott to learn how they do it.

WEBINAR | Forests as Preventive Medicine: Our First Line of Defense Against Disease

Originally presented October 7, 2020
Who knew forests play such a role in protecting human health?! Find out from Annika Terrana, WWF’s manager for forests, why forests are our first line of defense against diseases and other health threats.

WEBINAR | Fireside Chat: Everything You Know About Hyenas May Be Wrong!

Originally presented September 30, 2020
Hyenas: ugly, dirty scavengers or resourceful, skilled hunters? Safari guides Richard and Matt reveal the "real hyena": an incredibly smart, social, scrappy and intriguing denizen of the African plains.

WEBINAR | Fireside Chat: Prolific Pachyderms

Originally presented September 22, 2020
During this virtual "Fireside Chat," join South African safari guides Matt Meyer and Richard de Gouveia to learn how Africa's giant thick-skinned mammals live in harmony with their environment.

WEBINAR | Nature’s Ingenious Solutions to Humanity’s Challenges

Originally presented September 21, 2020
Join seasoned safari guide and ecology expert Craig Glaathaar to discover how nature creates biological controls to solve problems in the environment—and how humans mimic nature to fix challenges we create.

WEBINAR | The Monarch Migration: Coming to a Town Near You!

Originally presented September 15, 2020
Monarch expert Court Whelan reveals one of the world’s most astounding wildlife migrations that occurs each fall, as millions of monarch butterflies fly more than 3,000 miles to winter and mate in Mexico.

WEBINAR | Colorado’s Captivating Mammals

Originally presented September 11, 2020
Rocky Mountain naturalist guide Jim Beissel is on a quest: to photograph every mammal in Colorado and tell their intriguing stories—and this webinar gives you an entertaining preview.

WEBINAR | Coexisting with Cougars

Originally presented September 4, 2020
Join Expedition Leader and mountain lion expert Aaron Bott to discover the natural history and intriguing behaviors of North America's most elusive predator, and learn how and why its numbers are rebounding.

WEBINAR | Dive into the Ocean’s Mysteries

Originally presented September 2, 2020
Join Mike Crispino, a WWF expert on sustainable seafood, to learn about the mysteries below the ocean's surface, and what we can do to protect our seas and the wondrous creatures that inhabit them.

WEBINAR | How a Tech Nerd is Saving Endangered Wildlife: Meet WWF’s Eric Becker

Originally presented August 26, 2020
Conservation has come a long way from the days when a young Jane Goodall wrote down observations of chimpanzee behavior at Gombe Stream. Meet WWF Conservation Engineer Eric Becker, and learn how modern technologies like drones and motion sensors are being used to protect the world’s most endangered species.

WEBINAR | Large Carnivores Living Among People: What Could Go Wrong (or Right)?

Originally presented August 17, 2020
Grizzlies, wolves and mountain lions are gradually returning to native habitat in the American West. Learn about the thrills and chills of living near large predators.

WEBINAR | Birding 102: Letting Your New Skills Take Flight

Originally presented August 5, 2020
It’s time to focus on the more subtle techniques. Birding is a lifetime pursuit, and this webinar will accelerate your learning and your enjoyment!

WEBINAR | Offline and in the Wild: Stopping the Surge in Wildlife Trafficking Online and Abroad

Originally presented July 31, 2020
How do you fight a worldwide, online trade in endangered species? Crawford Allan and Giavanna Grein from WWF's TRAFFIC program will draw you into a crime story that we only wish was fiction.

WEBINAR | Binoculars: Don't Leave Home Without Them

Originally presented July 28, 2020
High-quality binoculars bring you close to the action on any adventure, but how do you choose the right pair? Learn from the experts and pick up some new techniques from guides who use binoculars every day!

WEBINAR | What Stake Does the U.S. Government Have in Global Conservation?

Originally presented July 22, 2020
Did you ever imagine the U.S. government’s role in international conservation efforts could help prevent the next pandemic? That’s just one dimension of Will Gartshore’s work on behalf of WWF. Find out more about why global conservation concerns are distinctly American concerns in this insider’s view on working with Congress to protect nature around the world.

WEBINAR | Watching Our Waste

Originally presented July 15, 2020
Did you know your family is throwing $1,600 a year in the trash? And the U.S. travel industry is tossing out even more? Join us for a surprising, enlightening and ultimately encouraging look at the problem of food waste, and how we can do better.

WEBINAR | Carbon Offsetting in the Travel Industry: Does It Really Help?

Originally presented July 7, 2020
Join Court Whelan, Nat Hab’s Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel, for a look at the past, present and future of carbon offsetting, as well as reductions in carbon emissions at Nat Hab and the travel industry as a whole.

WEBINAR | Conservation Travel in the Age of COVID

Originally presented June 16, 2020
Learn about the impacts of COVID-19 on our mission of conservation through exploration, and contemplate what the future may hold for travel as a means of protecting nature.

WEBINAR | Secrets of Wildlife Watching: Tips from the Pros

Originally presented June 15, 2020
Whether you’re on your own in your backyard or with us for a classic African safari, you’ll benefit from our guides' hard-earned expertise for enhancing wildlife encounters and creating gratifying photo opportunities.

WEBINAR | Birding: The Basics & Beyond

Originally presented June 1, 2020
Birds offer a window into nature no matter where you are—deep in the African bush or waiting for a bus in New York City. Learn how to get started with birding, or pick up some new tips to advance your skills.

WEBINAR | You Can Create Wildlife Habitat in Your Own Backyard

Originally presented April 1, 2020
Whether it’s planting milkweed to lure monarch butterflies or creating a frog pond for threatened amphibians, join Brad Josephs for ideas on how to attract wild creatures into your own local space.
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Our Trips

Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bear Tours

African Safaris

African Safaris

Galapagos Tours

Galapagos Tours

Alaska Adventures

Alaska Adventures

U.S. National Parks Tours

U.S. National Parks Tours

Canada & the North

Canada & the North

Europe Adventures

Europe Adventures

Mexico & Central America Tours

Mexico & Central America Tours

South America Adventures

South America Adventures

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Adventure Cruises

Adventure Cruises

Photography Expeditions

Photography Expeditions

Women's Adventures

Women's Adventures

Family Adventures

Family Adventures

New Adventures

New Adventures

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  • 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday
  • Closed on Sunday
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