Microlearning videos provide online learners with the knowledge and skill development they require to achieve their objectives. Here are a few from the employees at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC).
Algae Culture for Freshwater Mussel Propagation
These videos were produced by NCTC with assistance from White Sulphar Springs Fish Hatchery, White Sulphar Springs, WV. They are intended to be used with the manual below. The manual describes the algal culture methods designed by Drs. David and Pam Orcutt under contract with the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery (US Fish and Wildlife Service).
- Algae Culture for Freshwater Mussel Propagation Introduction (00:01:57)
- Sterile Technique (00:02:28) See Manual page 2.
Algae Media Preparation (00:03:03) See Manual page 5.
Backing up Algae Slant Cultures (00:06:07) See Manual page 8.
Stepping up from Slant Culture to Flask Culture (00:09:46) See Manual page 11.
Stepping up from Flask Culture to Carboy Culture (00:14:40) See manual page 13.
Large Scale Production of Algae (00:01:58)
Natural resource managers and conservation professionals face challenges and uncertainty with the changing climate. The videos below describe the various aspects ofimpacts to natural resource management, addressing uncertainty as it relates to climate change, understanding and using climate models, and addressing future climate scenarios. They serve to complement the ‘Climate Fundamentals for USFWS Employees’ training.
- Climate Change 101: The Observed Evidence for Warming World
- Climate Change 101: Carbon Dioxide and the Earth's Atmosphere - How Human Activities are altering the Greenhouse Effect
- Climate Change 101: Observed Impacts - How Climate Change is already altering our World
- Climate Change 101: Future Impacts - How Climate Change will affect the United
- Climate Impacts 201: Great Plains
- Climate Projections 301: Uncertainty
- Climate Projections 301: Downscaling
- Climate Projections 301: Future Scenarios
- Climate Projections 301: Global Climate Models
- Climate Projections 301: Sea Level Rise
- Advanced Application 401: Future Scenarios
Collaboration and Conflict Transformation in Multiparty Processes
Natural resource managers and conservation professionals involved in multiparty collaborative decision processes face increasingly complex decisions where underlying conflict can undermine their efficacy if unknown or inappropriately addressed. Distinct from workplace interpersonal conflict, these short videos focus on working with conflict in the context of a collaborative decision process. These select topics were chosen:
- What is Conflict?
- When to Engage in Collaborative Process
- Collaborative Process Design
- Addressing Impediments
- Getting to Yes: Introduction
- Getting to Yes: Practicing Skills
- Trust: Building & Maintaining Collaborative Relationships & Processes
- Distrust: Building & Maintaining Collaborative Relationships & Processes
These courses explore mission relevant policies and planning topics. Participants learn how to locate, interpret, and apply regulations resulting from policy and law. You can view all videos in this series by going to the Section 7 Interagency Consultation YouTube playlist.
These videos build the knowledge and skills needed to make better decisions. Most videos are based on the Problem, Objectives, Alternatives, Consequences & Tradeoffs (PrOACT) model and the Structured Decision Making (SDM) process.
Know Your Mission
The ‘Know Your Mission series’ is intended to introduce new employees or employees with new responsibilities to the laws, policies, and guidance that the Service operates under.