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    • Kids' Fishing Day

      Young child fishing - USFWS.

      Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 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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      Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Learn about wildlife conservation and recreational opportunities through habitat exploration, children’s crafts, fishing, archery and firearm demonstrations.

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    • Monarch Festival

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      September 16, 2017 - Learn about the wonder of the annual 3,000 mile migration of the Monarch Butterfly.  ALL AGES.  FREE

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    • Wildlife Festival


      Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 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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    • Friends Wildlife Holiday Bazaar

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      November 4, 2017 -   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.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2017
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