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    • Mimicking Whooper

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      MONTH OF MAY ONLY – State of the art software lets you virtually interact with Whooping Cranes… to dance their dance… on display at NWVC.  This virtual interaction provides an engaging, fun and personalized glimpse into the magnificent world of crane behavior.

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    • Kids' Fishing Day

      Young child fishing - USFWS.

      June 11, 2016 - Fishing demonstrations and instructions for kids ages 15 and under! *Novice Anglers* can learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish and enjoy the experience of fishing. All fishing equipment will be provided forthe event, and there will be staff available to assist.

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    • Wildlife Conservation & Recreation Day

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      August 13, 2016 - Learn about wildlife conservation and recreational opportunitiesthrough habitat exploration, children’s crafts, fishing, archery and firearm demonstrations.

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    • Wildlife Festival


      October 15, 2016 - Enjoy live animals, children’s crafts, tram tours, scientific demonstrations, andbehind-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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    • Friends Wildlife Holiday Bazaar

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      November 5, 2016 - 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: May 07, 2015
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