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    • Wildlife Photography - Talk by Joseph Giitter


      February 28, 2015 - award winning wildlife photographer, Joesph Giitter, featured in the Hollingsworth Art Gallery for February, shares some tips for success with budding photographers. This educational talk will feature an overview of how to photograph wildlife while being sensitive to their habitats, tips on technical subjects to get the perfect shots and the stories behind some of his spectacular photos in the gallery.

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    • Refuge System Birthday Bash!

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      March 14, 2015 -  Come celebrate the Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System! See live animals, crafts, live music, attend a special Aldo Leopold storytime and stick around for an encore of the "Aldo Leopold - A Standard of Change" play later in the day. 

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    • Aldo Leopold - A Standard of Change

      Aldo Leopold portrayed by J. Pfitzer

      Saturday, March 14, 2015 - After Birthday Bash - Join us for this thought-provoking one-act play written by and starring Jim Pfitzer, and directed by Trish Wileman.  Set in one evening in and around the famous Wisconsin Shack that inspired much of his writing, A Standard of Change explores the influences and challenges that led Aldo Leopold to penning his widely popular book A Sand County Almanac.  

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    • Environmental Film Festival

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      Saturday, March 28, 2015 - The Friends of Patuxent and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital present environmental films and special guest speaker Bruce Peterjohn from USGS National Birdbanding LAB and more!

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    • Kids' Fishing Day

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      June 6, 2015 - Come check out free fishing demonstrations and instructions for kids ages 15 and under!

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    • Wildlife Conservation & Recreation Day

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      August 15, 2015 - Learn about wildlife conservation and recreational opportunities through habitat exploration, children’s crafts, fishing, archery and firearm demonstrations.

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    • Wildlife Festival


      October 17, 2015 - Enjoy live animals, children’s crafts, tram tours ($), scientific demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes research tours of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.See where endangered Whooping Cranes and Sea Ducks are raised and studied.

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    • Wildlife Holiday Bazaar

      Event - Wildlife Holiday Bazaar

      November 14, 2015 - Shop for wild and not-so-wild, new and gently-used treasures. Find unique gifts and at the same time support the Patuxent Research Refuge and the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014
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