Features

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    Spring Festival - Birthday Bash

    Saturday, March 30 - Join us as we celebrate Spring. Fun activities for kids and adults include live animals, live music, and Much More.

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    Youth Conservation Corps - YCC

    Eight Week Summer Employment Program for young men and women (ages 15 - 18) who work, earn, and learn doing outdoor conservation projects

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    Environmental Education

    Looking to begin a Career in Environmental Education? Join the teaching staff of Patuxent as an Intern.

    Learn How

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    Be An Agent of Discovery

    Come play Agents of Discovery at Patuxent. Get the App and earn your patch!

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    Popular Pages

    In a hurry? You can use SHORTCUTS TO OUR MOST USED web pages.

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Around the Refuge

Refuge Closings

Visitor Center Building Closed Thursdays

Patuxent Research Refuge is closed on all Federal Holidays. The Visitor Center Building is closed every Thursday.

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Public Programs

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Public programs are small-group interpretive activities for individuals or familiies. Registration is usually required. Programs are free.

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Coming Events

Public Events

Kid's Fishing Day

There are free public events for the whole family throughout the year at Patuxent Research Refuge. Check out our Events Calendar to see what's going on at the refuge!

Events

Friends of Patuxent Newsletter

Friends of Patuxent Newsletter

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Read about and see photos of current doings at the Refuge. Read about Friends, Volunteers, and Staff.

See current Friends Newsletter

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS