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March 2019

Water Seminar Series: Mike Sousek, Lower Elkhorn NRD general manager

March 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St.

According to UNL Announce, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s fifth annual Water Seminar Series explores priorities and challenges in Nebraska’s natural resource districts, which are uniquely based on river basin boundaries.    The 2019 Water Seminar Series lectures include: Jan. 16: — “An Overview of Water Management in Nebraska,” Jeff Fassett, director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources; Jan. 30: — “Integrated Water Resources Management in Tri-Basin NRD,” John Thorburn, general manager, Tri-Basin NRD; Feb. 13: — “Balancing Urban and Rural Water Needs,”…

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Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center, 9325 South Alda Road
Wood River, NE 68883 United States
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A team member will present “A Watershed in Motion.” Check soon for more details.

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Nebraska Climate Summit

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln

According to UNL Announce, partners across the university and state will lead a one-day information session on climate and climate change. Director of the state climate office Martha Shulski, who was recently featured in PBT's series "Voices of the Platte," will be one of the summit leaders.   Topics will include: Highlights of climate projections and impacts from the NCA4 (includes a panel discussion); The future of climate and expected affects for Nebraskans; Weather and climate monitoring; Climate scenario planning by…

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Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 110 2nd Avenue, Kearney, NE 68848

PBT co-founder Michael Farrell will be the lunchtime speaker on Friday, March 22, during the 2019 crane festival taking place Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24. For more information about the festival, click here.

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Follow the Water Screening

March 22 @ 7:30 pm UTC+0

Free and open to the public, The World Theater in Kearney screened “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant, and Carlee. A panel discussion with Forsberg, Farrell, Christine, and Pete followed.

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April 2019

Water Seminar Series: Rod DeBuhr, Upper Big Blue NRD assistant general manager

April 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St.

According to UNL Announce, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s fifth annual Water Seminar Series explores priorities and challenges in Nebraska’s natural resource districts, which are uniquely based on river basin boundaries.    The 2019 Water Seminar Series lectures include: Jan. 16: — “An Overview of Water Management in Nebraska,” Jeff Fassett, director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources; Jan. 30: — “Integrated Water Resources Management in Tri-Basin NRD,” John Thorburn, general manager, Tri-Basin NRD; Feb. 13: — “Balancing Urban and Rural Water Needs,”…

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19th annual Weatherfest and Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium

April 7
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln

Platte Basin Timelapse team members will staff one of many interactive exhibits with informational material and activities for the public. Past Weatherfest events hosted more than 60 exhibits and included events such as a "Severe Storms Spotter Training Workshop," the required training necessary for someone to be a certified Storm Spotter in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Check back from more details, including the day's schedule.

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Prescribed Fire Training Exchange controlled burns series (Acceptance required)

April 7
Niobrara River Valley Nebraska

Mariah, Ethan and Grant will present in the evening of April 7th. For information about the training, including how to apply, click here or the website link under "Details" below.

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Kiawanis Club meeting

April 16 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0

Graduate students Grant Reiner and Ethan Freese will present information about their current projects in the Wildcat Hills and the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch.

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Water Seminar Series: Jason Gurdak, San Francisco State University associate professor of earth and climate sciences

April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC+0
Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St.

According to UNL Announce, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s fifth annual Water Seminar Series explores priorities and challenges in Nebraska’s natural resource districts, which are uniquely based on river basin boundaries.    The 2019 Water Seminar Series lectures include: Jan. 16: — “An Overview of Water Management in Nebraska,” Jeff Fassett, director, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources; Jan. 30: — “Integrated Water Resources Management in Tri-Basin NRD,” John Thorburn, general manager, Tri-Basin NRD; Feb. 13: — “Balancing Urban and Rural Water Needs,”…

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February 16, 2019

University of Nebraska State Museum

Cherish Nebraska public opening day

Interactive content created by Platte Basin Timelapse displayed on the fourth level of the Nebraska State Museum as a part of the Cherish Nebraska exhibit

 

February 8, 2019

Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sandhills Workshop

Forsberg, Farrell, Mariah, Morgan, Carlee, Grant and Ethan participate in and help UNK colleagues Mary and Emma facilitate this all-day workshop. Farrell presented “A Watershed in Motion.”

 

February 7, 2019

NET premieres “River of Surprises,” an 8-minute short film documenting the last leg of Mike and Pete’s journey through the Platte Basin following a mythical drop of water from the snowmelt in the Rockies to the Plains

 

January 31, 2019

Hardin Hall, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Follow the Water” School of Natural Resources screening

Free and open to the public, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources screened “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant, and Carlee. A panel discussion with Forsberg and Pete followed.

 

November 29, 2018

Nebraska Prairie Museum, Holdrege, Nebraska

Farrell speaks at the Nebraska Prairie Museum where Water/Ways, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide, exhibits from November 17 – December 21, 2018

 

October 24, 2018

Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska

National Institute for Water Resources Regional Symposium

Mariah and Morgan present “A Watershed in Motion”

 

October 9 – October 11, 2018

Whitefish, Montana

Montana Watershed Coordination Council Symposium

Watershed Storytelling workshop presented by Forsberg, Mariah, Mary, Emma and Brooke in partnership with Chris Johns, project lead for National Geographic Society’s Beyond Yellowstone on Tuesday, October 9th

 

October 1-2, 2018

Dawson and Custer County, Nebraska

Morgan visits the Custer County Historical Society Museum in Broken Bow and speaks with a ranch owner, farmer and feedlot operator outside Lexington while reporting a story about a local family

 

October 2018

Farrell’s photographs and essay “My Path to the River” published in Great Plains Research’s Fall 2018 issue. See story here.

 

September 24 -26, 2018

The Northern Hotel, Billings, Montana

Western Landowner Alliance Conference

Forsberg and Sandhills rancher Sarah Sortum co-present on PBT and the Nebraska Sandhills on the evening of Tuesday, September 25th

 

September 23, 2018

Dawson and Custer County, Nebraska

Morgan visits a Custer County ranch and the Lexington area while reporting a story about a local family

 

September 16-21, 2018

Jackson, Wyoming

Summit Nature Photography Workshop

Forsberg attends as faculty instructor and public presenter with Carlee and Brooke on scholarship from the Summit as attendees

 

September 12, 2018

Outside Lincoln, Nebraska

Saline Wetlands Open House

Mariah, Brooke and Morgan share images captured on PBT cameras from the Marsh Wren Saline Wetland during an open house aiming to inform the public about the newly-developed wetland

 

August 18, 2018

PBS premieres “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant, and Carlee on NET Television – See more here

 

August 2, 2018

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

Premiere of “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant and Carlee – See more here

 

July 16, 2018

Crane Trust, Wood River, Nebraska

Forsberg and Morgan photograph grassland bird mist netting research – See story here

 

July 12, 2018

Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska

Premiere of “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant and Carlee – See more here

 

July 8, 2018

Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Premiere of “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant and Carlee – See more here

 

June 22-26, 2018

Poudre Canyon, Colorado

Forsberg, Emma, and Mariah shoot along the Cache la Poudre River in Poudre Canyon for the upcoming story about the American Dipper and the Platte Basin’s only designated Wild and Scenic River

 

June 6-11, 2018

Wildcat Hills, and Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

On the first half of the trip, Grant and Mariah were filming in the Wildcat Hills for the upcoming story about the geography of the region and the species that live within. On the second half of the trip, Grant, Carlee and Mariah were filming trumpeter swan researchers for the upcoming story about trumpeter swans.

 

June 3, 2018

The World Theatre, Kearney, Nebraska

Premiere of “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Grace, Ethan, Grant and Carlee – See more here

 

May 29-June 1, 2018

Wildcat Hills, Nebraska

Forsberg, Mariah, Brooke, and Grant will be backpacking through the Wildcat Hills to tell the story of its geography and the species that live within

 

April 26, 2018

Nebraska East Union, Lincoln, Nebraska

Daugherty Water for Food Research Forum

Mariah presents “Seeing a Watershed in Motion” with interns Grant and Ethan

 

April 24, 2018

Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, Nebraska

Staff screening of “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Carlee, Ethan, Grace and Grant – See more here

 

April 23-24, 2018

Switzer Ranch, Burwell, Nebraska

Mary collaborates with Streaming Science on mobile electronic field trip “Ranches, Rivers, and Rats”

 

April 18-20, 2018

Kearney, Nebraska

Plains Safaris: A Conference on Tourism and Conservation in the Great Plains

Forsberg, Farrell and Mary present “Seeing a Watershed in Motion” and Mariah, Morgan and Emily attend – See more here

 

April 16, 2018

Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT team presents our current and past projects to Anne Hubbard, Omaha radiologist and lead of the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation

 

April 10-14, 2018

Cache La Poudre River Canyon, near Fort Collins, Colorado

Mariah and Morgan document Forsberg photographing American Dippers for our larger story on the Poudre River and were accompanied by field assistant Dave

 

April 1, 2018

Amy and Mikaela start as our production interns

 

March 29, 2018

The World Theatre, Kearney, Nebraska

River Media Festival

PBT multimedia selections screened as well as Mary and Jacob Rosdail’s documentary, “Life on the Gila” – See more here

 

March 28-April 2

Kearney, Nebraska

The Wildlife Society Central Mountains and Plains Section/Nebraska Chapter and Great Plains Fire Science Exchange combined annual meeting

Forsberg and Mary present “Perceiving a Watershed in Motion”

 

March 25-26, 2018

Crane Trust, Wood River, Nebraska

PBT staff trip watching Sandhill Crane migration

 

March 23, 2018

Kearney, Nebraska

Audubon Nebraska Crane Festival

Farrell presents personal essay “My Path to the River” and Forsberg attends – See essay here

 

March 23, 2018

Spring Creek Prairie, Denton, Nebraska

Mariah presents “Seeing a Watershed in Motion” to the Friendship Force

 

March 23-25, 2018

Lincoln, Nebraska

SciComm

Emma presents “Application of Time-lapse Photography and Acoustic Technologies to Perceive a Watershed in Motion”

 

March 2-11, 2018

Cocobolo Nature Reserve, Panama

Women Wildlife Filmmakers Workshop

Mariah and intern Grace, who received an IANR scholarship to attend, participate

 

March 1, 2018

Morgan starts as our staff journalist

 

December 1, 2017

Michaela starts as our social media intern

 

November 21, 2017

Kearney, Nebraska

Nebraska Water Resources Association & Nebraska State Irrigation Association Joint Convention

Forsberg and Mary present “Seeing a Watershed in Motion”

 

November 14, 2018

America’s Grasslands Conference

Fort Worth, Texas

Mary presents “Research and Educational Efforts to Communicate about the Biodiversity of Wet Meadows and Prairies along Rivers of Central Nebraska”

 

November 13-16, 2017

Washington, D.C.

International League of Conservation Photographers’ WildSpeak Symposium

Forsberg, Mariah and interns Grant and Ethan attend

 

October 26-27, 2017

Switzer Ranch, Burwell, Nebraska

Shoot for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Carlee, Ethan, Grace and Grant – See more here

 

October 17-19, 2017

UC Davis, California

Riparian Summit 2017 – Confluence to Influence

Mary and Forsberg present “Our Connection to Riparian Systems through the Arts”

 

September 24-30, 2017

Jackson, Wyoming

Summit Photography Workshop

Mike instructs and interns Grant and Ethan attend

 

September 24-26, 2017

Kearney, Nebraska

Nebraska Association of Resource Districts Annual Meeting

Forsberg, Mary and Emma present “Seeing a Watershed in Motion”

 

September 11-17, 2017

Colorado’s Front Range

Shoot for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Carlee, Ethan, Grace and Grant – See more here

 

August 24, 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska

Shoot with Forsberg, Pete, and Kelly Seacrest for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Carlee, Ethan, Grace and Grant – See more here

 

August 21, 2017

South-central, Nebraska

The Great American Eclipse

Forsberg, Mary, Emma and Mariah collaborate with the Crane Trust and Center for Global Soundscapes to incorporate a multimodal suite of tools, including time-lapse cameras, sound recorders, and environmental sensors, to assess how a drastic and rapid reduction in light influenced various wildlife, plants, and atmospheric conditions during the Great American Eclipse – See story here

 

July 31-August 13, 2017

Wind River Range, Wyoming

Mariah and intern Grant document UNL’s Outdoor Adventures’ Outdoor Leadership Seminar (OLS) for story about students’ experience – See story here

 

July 10-14, 2017

Lake McConaughy, Ogallala, Nebraska

Shoot for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Carlee, Ethan, Grace and Grant

 

July 1, 2017

PBT moves office from NET to the Center for Great Plains Studies