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Conservation Discovery Day – October 7

ThinkstockPhotos 160134729Saturday, October 7 is Conservation Discovery Day at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

Cranes, kiwis and ungulates – oh my! Take the family to learn what is an ungulate, see bird banding first hand, visit a bat cave, talk with wildlife veterianarians and more!





Conservation Discovery Day

Are you or someone in your family a budding biologist, curious conservationist or animal lover who’s passionate about science and saving the planet? Designed for sixth-graders to under-grads, this sci-tacular day at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute includes hands-on activities, research demonstrations and mini-chats on hot topics in conservation. There will be career panel discussions with conservation biologists, field ecologists, research scientists, veterinarians and animal keepers will open doors and minds to the professional possibilities within the conservation field. Follow your passion to the Blue Ridge Mountains for inspiration and insight on how you can join the conservation ranks and make a difference for wildlife and habitats worldwide.

This one-of-a-kind research facility located in scenic Front Royal, Virginia, is not usually open to the public so talk advantage of this opportunity to learn all about conservation from the experts on the front line. ​The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute plays a leading role in the Smithsonian’s global efforts to save wildlife species from extinction and train future generations of conservationists.

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is a large and hilly campus. Appropriate attire for outdoor activities and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

This event will be held rain or shine.

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