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PBT Film Fest

April 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

PBT celebrated their 10 year anniversary by showing various short films and timelapse imagery during the film fest via zoom.

Details

Date:
April 20, 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Venue

remote

What we’ve been up to lately: 

June 20, 2022

Gjerloff Prairie – Marquette, Nebraska

PBT’ers Ethan Freese and Dakota Altman led a hike at Gjerloff Prairie and talked about the importance of conservation photography to a small group of high school students in the Young Nebraska Ecologists program with Prairie Plains Resources Institute.

June 8, 2022

Crane Trust near Alda, Nebraska

PBT’ers Mike Forsberg and Ethan Freese attended a kick-off meeting for a research project led by Crane Trust staff which will inventory nocturnal macro-moths in the Central Platte River Valley. The project will take a focus on hawksmoths and underwing moths, is funded by a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission State Wildlife grant, and involves multiple partnering organizations who will serve as visual consultants. 

June 1, 2022

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters – Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT hired two new undergraduate interns by the names of Rachel and Josh who will work as our social media intern and timelapse intern, respectively.

May 26, 2022

Xeric Tallgrass Prairie Areas near Boulder, Colorado

For an upcoming story project centered around xeric tallgrass, which are remnant and ancient tallgrass prairie areas located in the foothills of Colorado Rocky Mountains, PBT’ers Mariah Lundgren, Ethan Freese, and Dakota Altman ventured into a xeric tallgrass area with Lynne Sullivan and Lynn Riedle, who are both a part of the Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks (OSMP) project. OSMP preserves and protects the natural environment and land resources that characterize Boulder, Colorado.

May 15-20, 2022

ABarA, Big Creek & Satellite Ranch – Encampment, Wyoming

PBT’ers Mariah Lundgren and Grant Reiner gathered footage for an upcoming film project about pronghorn movement through the North Platte River valley within Wyoming and Colorado.

April 26, 2022

Nebraska Public Television — Nebraska Stories

“Time and the River,” an orchestral performance set to timelapse imagery of the Platte Basin, aired on Nebraska Public Media’s television series, “Nebraska Stories.” 

Watch an excerpt of the full performance here: Time and the River (nebraskastories.org)

April 26, 2022

School of Natural Resources  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Mariah Lundgren and Grace Gaard, Aquatic Ecology Education Specialist with Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, presented to a group of undergraduate students enrolled in a Wetlands course at the University of NebraskaLincoln.

April 20, 2022

School of Natural Resources  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’ers Carlee Koehler and Dakota Altman hosted an information booth about Platte Basin Timelapse during the Natural Resources & Life Sciences Career Information Day at the University of NebraskaLincoln. The booth informed numerous students and other visitors about PBT and our undergraduate internships, as well as upcoming conservation storytelling academic classes that will be taught by several PBT’ers during the Fall 2022 semester and beyond.

April 14, 2022

School of Natural Resources  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Carlee Koehler spoke to two University of NebraskaLincoln School of Natural Resources courses about the Platte Basin Timelapse project and undergraduate PBT internship opportunities. The two courses were Forest Ecology and Wildlife Ecology

March 24, 2022

School of Natural Resources  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Carlee Koehler presented, “Storytelling for environmental science: How Platte Basin Timelapse creates science communicators of the future,” to attendees of the Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources. Carlee emphasized the new academic class, “NRES 260: Introduction to Conservation Storytelling,” and on-going curriculum development PBT has been engaged with as a part of their merge with the University of NebraskaLincoln’s School of Natural Resources. 

March 8, 2022

Fontenelle Forest — Belleview, Nebraska

PBT’er Dakota Altman presented to attendees of the “Seniors in Science” event at Fontenelle Forest about the Platte Basin Timelapse project.

March 5, 2022

The Crane Trust  — Alda, Nebraska

The Platte Basin Timelapse team embarked on their annual “crane trip,” to The Crane Trust near Alda, Nebraska to view and document the spring Sandhill Crane migration.

March 1, 2022

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

An educational film about the Crane Trust’s annual crane count was completed, titled, “Counting Cranes.”

February 24, 2022

Nebraska Public Television — Nebraska Stories

The short film, “Return of the Swan,” was rebroadcast with Nebraska Public Media’s series, “Nebraska Stories,” as an official selection in the 2022 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

February 23, 2022

Broken Bow, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese presented to attendees of The Nebraska Soil Health Conference, which was held in Broken Bow, Nebraska. 

February 16, 2022

PBT’er Mariah Lundgren spoke briefly at OSMP’s “Lunch and Learn” about PBT and the xeric tallgrass story after Dave Showalter presented about his recent projects.

February 10, 2022

Nebraska Public Television — Nebraska Stories

The short film, “A Trout with Feathers,” was rebroadcast with Nebraska Public Media’s series, “Nebraska Stories” and became an official selection in the 2022 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

February 10, 2022

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

The short film, “High Plains Wild,” became an official selection in the 2022 Wild and Working Lands Festival and 2022 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

February 8, 2022

Mahoney State Park near South Bend, Nebraska

PBT’er Grant Reiner presented to attendees of the Mid-Continent Warm Waters Conference at Mahoney State Park.

February 2, 2022

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese virtually presented to the Nebraska Chapter of Wildlife Society about the Platte Basin Timelapse project. 

January 19, 2022

Grand Island, Nebraska

PBT’er Grant Reiner presented to the Nebraska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Grand Island, Nebraska.

January 1, 2022

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

The “High Plains Wild” short film was completed as part of the “Platte Basin Natural History Film Series.”

December 15, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

The academic journal, “Western North American Naturalist,” published the following article tilted: “Whooping Crane (Grus americana) family consumes a diversity of aquatic vertebrates during fall migration stopover at the Platte River, Nebraska.” Authored by the following people, A.J. Caven, K.D. Koupal, D.M. Baasch, E.M. Brinley Buckley, J. Malzahn, M.L. Forsberg, and M. Lundgren, this article was a collaborative effort between several PBT’ers and conservation partners who share a passion for protecting Whooping Cranes.

To read this article, supply your local librarian with the following journal title and publication number: “Western North American Naturalist, 7.81:592-60.” Alternatively, you may have access to this publication via the academic journal web portal called, “bioONE,” as a part of your university library or community library account. Click on the following hyperlink and follow the log-in prompts: https://doi.org/10.3398/064.081.0411

October 18, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Brooke Talbott, Grace Gaard, and Ted LaGrange presented to a virtual audience about “Nebraska Wetlands: An Education and Outreach Project,” at the Nebraska Legacy Conference. Brooke is a PBT’er while Grace is the Aquatic Ecology Education Specialist and Ted is the Wetland Manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commision.

October 18, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Brooke Talbott and Tom Malmstrom, coordinator of the Saline Wetlands Conservation Partnership, presented together to a virtual audience about saline wetlands at the Nebraska Legacy Conference. Their presentation was titled, “Visualizing the Value of Saline Wetlands.”

August 20, 2021

School of Natural Resources  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Mike Forsberg presented at the School of Natural Resources’ “Fall Kick-Off” event about the Platte Basin Timelapse project and the potential PBT’s image archive has for future academic research. 

August 10, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese virtually presented to attendees of the Nebraska Grazing Conference.

June 1, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

DWRI awarded PBT another year of funding for the internship program.

April 27, 2021

School of Natural Resources  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’ers Grace Gaard and Mariah Lundgren presented to undergraduate students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wetlands class about the “Nebraska Wetlands: An Education and Outreach Project,” which is a collaboration between Platte Basin Timelapse and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

April 20, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT celebrated their ten year anniversary by showing various short films and timelapse imagery during a virtual film festival hosted by undergraduate School of Natural Resources students. 

April 1, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’s latest storyteller, Dana Fritz, brings a new project to the team, which is set to debut in the year of 2022.

March 25, 2021

Nebraska Public Television — Nebraska Stories

Nebraska Public Media’s series, “Nebraska Stories” premiered PBT’s story “A Trout with Feathers” on both television and online.

March 1, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT celebrated its 10 year anniversary in March 2021.

January 28, 2021

Nebraska Public Media  — Nebraska Stories

PBT’s story, “Return of the Swan”, aired on Nebraska Public Media television and streamed on Nebraska Public Media’s LIVE stream.

January 1, 2021

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT recently partnered with the Center for Grassland Studies at UNL to produce a series of videos about Nebraska’s Grasslands. The funding for the partnership is coming from the Dr. Kenneth C. Stout Grassland Studies Fund.

December 28, 2020

Kansas City, USA

“Time and the River” was performed in Kansas City.

December 11, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Michael Farrell releases his book titled, “Over the Top,” comprising over 130 photographs and other visual materials.

December 11, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Elsie, a story producer intern, and Mikaela, a production intern, graduated from UNL.

November 30, 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Brooke Talbott virtually presented her Masters of Applied Science project titled, “Wild Edges.”

November 18, 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska

“Nebraskaland,” a magazine published by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, released an article about the various organizations that are working together for wetland conservation efforts.

November 16, 2020

University of Nebraska  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Undergraduate students presented their final projects in the course taught by Mike Forsberg and Mike Farell called, “Digital Imaging and Storytelling in Agriculture and Natural Resources.”

November 12, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Jim Richardson gave a presentation titled, “Finding Your Photographic Compass,” to the PBT collective.

October 27, 2020

University of Nebraska  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese presented to the UNL Range Management Club.

October 19, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT announced its official team-up with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

August 24, 2020

University of Nebraska  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese gave a presentation about PBT for the Center for Grassland Studies’ “Fall Seminar Series.”

July 29, 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Grant Reiner gave his Masters of Applied Science project presentation about his work in the Wildcat Hills via zoom.

July 29, 2020

Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese gave his Masters of Applied Science project presentation about his work in the Prairie Corridor on the Haines Branch via zoom.

July 15, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg’s photographs of the American Dipper are featured in the Audubon magazine.

July 12, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mary Harner and Emma Brinley Buckley virtually presented a poster titled, “Witnessing Watersheds: a multimodal approach for river research and communication,” at the 2020 Society for Freshwater Science Summer of Science meeting.

July 6, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

The Swan Specialist Group featured PBT’s “Return of the Swan” photo essay and film on their website.

May 19, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg appeared on Jaymi Heimbuch’s podcast where he discussed “all things Platte Basin Timelapse and storytelling.”

May 2-9, 2020

Platte Basin Timelapse International Headquarters  — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’er Ethan Freese did an Instagram takeover for the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, which is based out of Denton, Nebraska.

May 1, 2020

Nebraska Public Media — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mariah Lundgren spoke with Nebraska Public Media, formally known as “NET,” about her journey with Platte Basin Timelapse and the “Return of the Swan” project.

April 16, 2020

Nebraska Public Television — Nebraska Stories

Time and the River premiered on Nebraska Public Media’s series, “Nebraska Stories.” 

April 11, 2020

University of Nebraska  — Lincoln, Nebraska

“Nebraska Today” featured PBT graduate assistant, Ethan Freese, in a profile story on their website. The article covered his work both as a graduate student and as a collaborator with the Platte Basin Timelapse project.

April 2, 2020

Nebraska Public Media  — Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska Public Media rebroadcasted, “River of Surprises,” which is an excerpt of the film, “Follow the Water,” as a package of stories about nature and life in the outdoors. See the video story on Nebraska Public Media’s website.

February 25, 2020

Goodrich Middle School — Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT’ers Brooke Talbott and Carlee Koehler gave a presentation about the Platte Basin to middle school students who are a part of the environmental activism club at Goodrich Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska.

February 20-23, 2020

The American Mountaineering Center — Golden, Colorado

Mike Forsberg and Mariah Lundgren attended the 2020 Colorado Environmental Film Festival, which showcased A Trout with Feathers as an official selection for the festival.

February 2020

Wildcat Hills — Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Grant Reiner, Mariah Lundgren, Pete Stegen and Dakota Altman filmed the roundup of bighorn sheep in the Wildcat Hills for an upcoming film titled, High Plains Wild.” The film and project will cover the sheep’s reintroduction to the area.

February 6, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Midtown Grand Island — Grand Island, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg presented at the 25th Annual Rainwater Basin Joint Venture’s 25th Informational Seminar in Grand Island. He gave a multimedia presentation about the beauty and diversity within Nebraska.

January 26, 2020

Hardin Hall — Lincoln, Nebraska

Ethan Freese gave a presentation at the Lincoln Izaak Walton League at 9 a.m. at Hardin Hall. The private event included Ethan talking about his graduate work in the Prairie Corridor.

January 25, 2020

Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center — Lincoln, Nebraska

Ethan Freese gave a presentation at the Pioneers Park Nature Center at 9 a.m. and the event was open to the public.

December 13, 2019

Francie & Finch — Lincoln, Nebraska

Former artist in residence Madeline Cass did a book signing on her work, “how lonely, to be a marsh.”

December 13, 2019

The Mill — Lincoln, Nebraska

Former artist in residence Madeline Cass spoke at “Friday LIVE,” which is a radio broadcast through Nebraska Public Media. She talked about her book, “how lonely, to be a marsh,” and a book signing event later in the day.

December 12, 2019

Unitarian Church — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg and Mike Farrell were present at the Annual Holiday Potluck where they talked about the Platte Basin Timelapse. Graduate students Grant Reiner, Ethan Freese and Brooke Talbott also were present and each gave presentations on their various multimedia projects.

November 25, 2019

Nebraska Innovation Campus — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg presented at the Heuermann Lecture on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Additionally, the Follow the Water documentary was screened at the event.

November 21, 2019

Hardin Hall — Lincoln, Nebraska

Several PBTers and other staff had work displayed at the Art for Conservation Night at Hardin Hall on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, on the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s East Campus.

November 19-21, 2019

Best Western Premier Alton-St. Louis Area Hotel — Alton, Illinois

Mike Forsberg presented on PBT’s behalf to the Trumpeter Swan Society’s Swan Conference in Illinois.

November 18, 2019

UNL East Campus — Lincoln, Nebraska

The week before Thanksgiving break, graduate assistants Ethan Freese and Grant Reiner spoke at a graduate-level class in the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources. The class, NRES-801: Topics in Applied Ecology, was taught by Jamilynn Poletto, an assistant professor in the school. Ethan and Grant talked with other graduate students about conservation photography and how to use multimedia as a way to communicate science.

November 16, 2019

Denver Botanic Gardens — Denver, Colorado

Platte Basin Timelapse was featured in the new exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens titled, “Welcome Home: Meet Your Habitat.” The video Mariah Lundgren edited titled, “Watershed,” was displayed as the introductory video for the exhibit. This exhibition opened on November 16, 2019, and will be up for the next two years.

November 15, 2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mariah Lundgren talked during Nebraska Public Media’s “Friday Live” production about the Arts for Conservation Night at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The School of Natural Resources hosted the event at Hardin Hall on East Campus at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

November 7, 2019

University of Nebraska-Lincoln — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mariah Lundgren and Mike Forsberg spoke to the Environment 201 class taught by Dave Gosselin, a professor in the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources. The two spoke about the Platte Basin Timelapse.

November 7, 2019

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino — Pojoaque, New Mexico

Emma Brinley Buckley presented her poster, “Witnessing Watersheds: A multimodal approach for river research and communication,” at the 64th Annual New Mexico Water Conference.

October 27-30, 2019

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center — Columbia, South Carolina

Mary Harner presented her poster, “Advancing ecosystem monitoring and science communication related to rivers,” at the 26th National Science Foundation EPSCoR National Conference.

October 23-25, 2019

South Platte Forum — Westminster, Colorado

Mike Forsberg was the closing keynote at the 2019 South Platte Forum.

October 14, 2019

UNL Center for Grassland Studies — Lincoln, Nebraska

Mary Harner presented “Research and communication opportunities for the Nebraska Sandhills” as part of the Fall Seminar Series.

September 22-27

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Mike Forsberg and Dave Showalter attended as faculty members for the Nature and Wildlife Workshop, and Mariah Lundgren, Grant Reiner, Ethan Freese, Brooke Talbott and Carlee Koehler participated in the summit in Jackson Hole.

September 16-21

Center Plaza — Driggs, Idaho

Mike Forsberg was the keynote speaker at the second annual Greater Yellowstone Crane Festival.

September 14, 2019

Wildcat Hills — Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Grant Reiner, Mariah Lundgren, Brooke Talbott and Mike Forsberg got footage from a wildfire suppression training the Gering Fire Department hosted that acted as a prescribed burn to manage the grasslands. PBT produced a story about the fire’s benefits in the Wildcat Hills and surrounding ecosystems.

September 6, 2019

Great Plains Art Museum — Lincoln, Nebraska

The Great Plains Art Museum hosted Mike Farrell’s exhibition, “In the Bohemian Alps,” September 6 through December 21 in its gallery at 1155 Q St.

August 2020

Outdoor Adventure Center — Lincoln, Nebraska

The Outdoor Adventure Center on the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s City Campus recently displayed a new gallery for the Platte Basin Timelapse. The area, situated close to the welcome desk, provided students the opportunity to read information about PBT’s mission.

July 24, 2019

Headwaters Center — Winter Park, Colorado

As of July 25, 2019, PBT has three time-lapse cameras in the Headwaters Center, which is along the Fraser River in Winter Park, Colorado.

May 19, 2019

Lincoln Journal Star — Lincoln, Nebraska

Peter Salter, a reporter from the Lincoln Journal Star, wrote an article about PBT and the effect the March flooding had on the project and some of the cameras set up along the river.

May 1, 2019

Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center

Women for Water Gathering 2019

Mariah Lundgren presented “A Watershed in Motion” at the inaugural Women for Water Gathering 2019, hosted by the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at Nebraska Innovation Campus on May 1.

April 27, 2019

Kimball Recital Hall

“Time and the River” World Premiere

Kurt Knecht, a lecturer in UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music, composed the “Time and the River” piece, which was inspired by and incorporated images from the PBT project. Nine members from the GKSOM performed the piece and the program included additional performances from GKSOM faculty.

April 17, 2019

Hardin Hall Auditorium

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

As the last part of UNL’s fifth annual Water Seminar Series, Gurdak presented a Williams Memorial Lecture.

April 16, 2019

Kiawanis Club meeting

Grant Reiner and Ethan presented information on their projects on the Wildcat Hills and the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch during the meeting.

April 7, 2019

Niobrara River Valley Nebraska

Prescribed Fire Training Exchange controlled burns series

Mariah Lundgren, Ethan Freese and Grant Reiner presented in the evening at the event. Acceptance was required.

April 7, 2019

Nebraska Innovation Campus

19th annual Weatherfest and Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium

PBT team members hosted an interactive exhibit with informational material and activities at the event.

April 3, 2019

Hardin Hall Auditorium

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

During the second to last part of UNL’s annual Water Seminar Series, DeBuhr presented “One District, Two Plans, One Water.”

March 22,2019

The World Theatre – Kearney, Nebraska

Kearney’s theater screened “Follow the Water,” which Mariah Lundgren co-produced with time-lapse production by Grace Bullington, Ethan Freese, Grant Reiner and Carlee Koehler. Mike Forsberg, Mike Farrell, Christine and Pete Stegan ended the screening with a panel discussion.

March 22, 2019

Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center

Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival

Mike Farrell was the lunchtime speaker at the festival, which brings together crane lovers from around the country, according to the website.

March 21, 2019

Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Climate Summit

Partners across UNL and Nebraska led an information session on climate and climate change, according to UNL Announce. Martha Shulski, director of the state climate office, was featured on PBT’s “Voices of the Platte” and was a leader at the summit. Topics included weather and climate monitoring, climate and agriculture, health and municipalities, among other topics.

March 16, 2019

Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center near Alda, Nebraska

Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series

A team member presented “A Watershed in Motion” during the series.

March 13, 2019

Hardin Hall Auditorium

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

Sousek gave a presentation as part of UNL’s fifth annual Water Seminar Series, which explores the priorities and challenges Nebraska’s natural resource districts face. His presentation was titled “Managing Nitrates in the Bazile Groundwater Management Area.”

March 12, 2019

Mike Forsberg spoke at the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum meeting and banquet.

March 10, 2019

Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center

Follow the Water Screening

On March 10, the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center screened the NET documentary, “Follow the Water.” The film, co-produced by Mariah Lundgren, features Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegen and Mike Farell, and interns Grace Bullington, Ethan Freese, Grant Reiner and Carlee Koehler helped produce the documentary. The event was free and open to the public.

March 8, 2019

Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center

CoJMC pop-up class: Platte River Crane Experience

Mike Forsberg and Mike Farrell took a team of UNL students to document the annual crane migration on the central Platte River. The class, JOUR 491/891.953 Platte River Crane Experience, offered through the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, encouraged students to take the opportunity to tell a story of the migration, one of nature’s great shows.

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

Mike Forsberg, Mike Farrell, Mariah Lundgren, Morgan Spiehs, Carlee Koehler, Grant Reiner 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 premiered, “River of Surprises,” an 8-minute short film documenting the last leg of Mike Forsberg and Pete  Stegan’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 Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegan and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Grace Bullington, Ethan Freese, Grant Reiner, and Carlee Koehler. A panel discussion with Mike Forsberg and Pete Stegan followed.

November 29, 2018

Nebraska Prairie Museum, Holdrege, Nebraska

Mike 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 Lundgren and Morgan Spiehs presented “A Watershed in Motion.”

October 9 – October 11, 2018

Whitefish, Montana

Montana Watershed Coordination Council Symposium

Watershed Storytelling workshop presented by Mike Forsberg, Mariah Lundgren, Mary, Emma and Brooke Talbott 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 Spiehs visited the Custer County Historical Society Museum in Broken Bow and spoke with a ranch owner, farmer and feedlot operator outside Lexington while reporting a story about a local family.

October 2018

Mike Farrell’s photographs and essay “My Path to the River” were 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

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

September 23, 2018

Dawson and Custer County, Nebraska

Morgan Spiehs visited a Custer County ranch and the Lexington area while reporting on a story about a local family.

September 16-21, 2018

Jackson, Wyoming

Summit Nature Photography Workshop

Mike Forsberg attended as a faculty instructor and public presenter along with Carlee Koehler and Brooke Talbott who attended the workshop on scholarship funds graciously awarded by Summit Workshops. 

September 12, 2018

Saline Wetlands Open House near Lincoln, Nebraska

Mariah Lundgren, Brooke Talbott and Morgan Spiehs shared images captured on PBT cameras from the Marsh Wren Saline Wetland area during an open house event sponsored by the Saline Wetland Conservation Partnership. 

August 18, 2018

PBS premiereed “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Mike Forsberg, Pete and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Grace Bullington, Ethan, Grant Reiner, and Carlee Koehler 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 Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegan and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Grace Bullington, Ethan Freese, Grant Reiner and Carlee Koehler – See more here

July 16, 2018

Crane Trust, Wood River, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg and Morgan Spiehs photographed grassland bird netting research – See story here

July 12, 2018

Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, Nebraska

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

July 8, 2018

Midwest Theater, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

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

June 22-26, 2018

Poudre Canyon, Colorado

Mike Forsberg, Emma, and Mariah Lundgren 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 Reiner and Mariah Lundgren 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 Reiner, Carlee Koehler 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 Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegan and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Grace Bullington, Ethan, Grant Reiner and Carlee Koehler – See more here

May 29-June 1, 2018

Wildcat Hills, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg, Mariah Lundgren, Brooke Talbott, and Grant Reiner backpacked through the Wildcat Hills to tell the story of its geography and the species that live within the Wildcat Hills are worth protecting for future generations to enjoy. 

April 26, 2018

Nebraska East Union, Lincoln, Nebraska

Daugherty Water for Food Research Forum

Mariah Lundgren presented “Seeing a Watershed in Motion” with interns Grant Reiner and Ethan Freese.

April 24, 2018

Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, Nebraska

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

April 23-24, 2018

Switzer Ranch, Burwell, Nebraska

Mary collaborated 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

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

April 16, 2018

Center for Great Plains Studies, Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT team presented 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 Lundgren and Morgan Spiehs documented Mike 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 started working as PBT 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, 2018

Kearney, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg and Mary Harner presented “Perceiving a Watershed in Motion,” to attendees of the combined annual meeting of The Wildlife Society Central Mountains and Plains Section – Nebraska Chapter and Great Plains Fire Science Exchange.

March 25-26, 2018

Crane Trust – Wood River, Nebraska

PBT staff traveled to the Central Platte to view and document the annual spring Sandhill Crane migration.

March 23, 2018

Audubon Rowe Sanctuary – Kearney, Nebraska

Mike Farrell presented his personal essay “My Path to the River” to attendees of the Audubon Crane Festival – See essay here

March 23, 2018

Spring Creek Prairie – Denton, Nebraska

Mariah Lundgren presented “Seeing a Watershed in Motion” to the Friendship Force.

March 23-25, 2018

Lincoln, Nebraska

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

March 2-11, 2018

Cocobolo Nature Reserve, Panama

Mariah Lundgren and intern Grace Bullington, who received an IANR scholarship to attend, participated in the Women in Wildlife Filmmakers Workshop.

March 1, 2018

Morgan Spiehs started working as PBT’s staff journalist.

December 1, 2017

Michaela Daugherty started working as PBT’s social media intern.

November 21, 2017

Kearney, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg and Mary Harner presented, “Seeing a Watershed in Motion,” to the attendees of the Nebraska Water Resources Association & Nebraska Irrigation Association’s Joint Convention. 

November 14, 2018

America’s Grasslands Conference – Fort Worth, Texas

Mary Harner presented “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.

PBT’ers Mike Forsberg, Mariah Lundgren, Grant Reiner, and Ethan Freese attended the International League of Conservation Photographers’ WildSpeak Symposium.

October 26-27, 2017

Switzer Ranch, Burwell, Nebraska

A film shoot occurred for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegan and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah with time-lapse production by interns Carlee Koehler, Ethan Freese, Grace Bullington and Grant Reiner – See more here

October 17-19, 2017

Riparian Summit 2017 – Confluence to Influence at the University of California at Davis – Davis, California

Mary Harner and Mike Forsberg presented “Our Connection to Riparian Systems through the Arts” to attendees of the 2017 Riparian Summit – Confluence to Influence.

September 24-30, 2017

Summit Photography Workshop – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Mike Forsberg served as an instructor for the Summit Nature & Conservation Workshop and PBT interns Grant Reiner and Ethan Freese attended.

September 24-26, 2017

Kearney, Nebraska

Mike Forsberg, Mary Harner and Emma Brinley Buckley presented, “Seeing a Watershed in Motion,” to attendees of the annual meeting for the Nebraska Association of Resource Districts.

September 11-17, 2017

Colorado’s Front Range

A film shoot occurred with Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegen, and Kelly Seacrest for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete Stegan and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Carlee Koehler, Ethan Freese, Grace Bullington and Grant Reiner – See more here

August 24, 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska

A film shoot occurred with Mike Forsberg, Pete Stegen, and Kelly Seacrest for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Forsberg, Pete and Mike Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Carlee Koehler, Ethan Freese, Grace Bullington and Grant Reiner – See more here

August 21, 2017

The Great American Eclipse – South-Central Nebraska

Mike Forsberg, Mary Harner, Emma Brinley Buckley and Mariah Lundgren collaborated with The Crane Trust and the 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 Lundgren and intern Grant Reiner documented UNL Outdoor Adventures’ Outdoor Leadership Seminar (OLS) for a story about students’ experience backpacking through the Wind River Range backcountry – See story here

July 10-14, 2017

Lake McConaughy – Ogallala, Nebraska

A film shoot occurred for “Follow the Water,” NET’s documentary featuring Michael Forsberg, Peter Stegen and Michael Farrell co-produced by Mariah Lundgren with time-lapse production by interns Carlee Koehler, Ethan Freese, Grace Bullington and Grant Reiner.

July 1, 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska

PBT moved offices from Nebraska Educational Television to the Center for Great Plains Studies.