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A bald eagle shows off its power and wingspread at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland
A bald eagle shows off its power and wingspread at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland.
Credit: Larry Hitchens

Refuges Score with Smithsonian Resident Associates

For the third consecutive year, the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program will feature a visit to a Washington-area refuge for National Wildlife Refuge Week (held the second week of October). This year's visit, on Monday, October 11, is to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

The trip will feature a talk by refuge biologist Matt Whitbeck, an interpretive nature walk and an eagle prowl led by Zeeger de Wilde, who was named the 2010 National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer of the year by the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

The Smithsonian gives a share of the proceeds each year to a nonprofit group associated with the refuge. Refuge Week is observed the second week in October and falls this year on Sunday, October 10 through Saturday, October 16.

For more information, visit: http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/index.aspx.

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