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ConservationTraining Podcast Series FAQ

Welcome to the ConservationTraining Podcast Series. We are so glad to have you be apart of this community.

The ConservationTraining Podcast Series was launched in November 2012. You might ask, why create a podcast series on ConservationTraining. In mid 2009, the Technology Learning Center within The Nature Conservancy created ConservationTraining. ConservationTraining is a learning website where global conservationists can go to obtain relevant, self-paced, web-based, free, conservation training.

Over the past two years, ConservationTraining has been enormously successful. The website has many courses on topics such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Climate, Protected Areas, and so on. The offered courses also include a professional development series as well. In addition, the site has been updated and upgraded over the last couple years, and now has a very engaging and informative home page.

In an effort to include smaller, concise, on demand snippets of information on a wide variety of conservation topics, ConservationTraining will also house conservation podcasts.

We hope that you will enjoy listening to the podcasts on ConservationTraining, and that you will participate in the Series as well. Thank you.

What is a podcast?

A podcast is a form of audio broadcasting on the Internet. Podcasts typically are short duration audio files providing information on a specific topic. Podcasts are generally downloaded from the Internet or subscribed to through RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. Podcasts typically are in MP3 format, and easily listened to on computers and MP3 players.

How do I listen to a podcast?

Listening to a podcast is easy. Podcasts are generally downloaded from the Internet or subscribed to through RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. Podcasts typically are in MP3 format, and easily listened to on computers and MP3 players.

Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to listen to a podcast on ConservationTraining will be available soon. Please check back in.

How do I subscribe to a podcast?

Listening to a podcast from ConservationTraining is very simple. Subscribing to the ConservationTraining Podcast Series is just as easy. Subscribing alerts you that a new podcast is available from ConservationTraining. In order to subscribe, you need a client podcast application such as iTunesTM JuiceTM which are both free RSS clients. There are many others such as FeedDemonTM and NetNewsWireTM; however, these RSS clients come with a cost.

Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe to a podcast using iTunes will be available soon. Please check back in.

How do I participate in a podcast discussion forum?

Participating in the podcast discussion forum is easy. You do need to create a login for ConservationTraining in order to participate in the podcast discussion forum. Once you create your login, simply enter the discussion forum from the ConservationTraining Podcast Series pages.

Detailed step-by-step instructions on how to participate in a podcast discussion forum will be available soon. Please check back in.

How do I submit a proposal for a podcast and become involved?

For the first six to twelve months, as we work out the kinks with the series, podcast authors will be The Nature Conservancy staff and close partners.  After the six to twelve month beta period, we will begin to open up the series to conservationists worldwide who are able to meet the requirements of a podcast author.

Please feel free to review the proposal template here. Save the proposal to your computer. There are directions in the document to follow, then complete the proposal. Once you have completed the proposal, you can email it to ctptraining@tnc.org. Within 7 business days, you will be contacted regarding your submitted proposal.

Again, for the first six to twelve months, podcast authors will be The Nature Conservancy staff and close partners. We will let everyone know when proposals will be accepted beyond The Nature Conservancy and close partners.

Who do I contact for more information?

For technical difficulties with ConservationTraining contact help@conservationtraining.org. For more information on the ConservationTraining Podcast Series, please contact ctptraining@tnc.org.