Patuxent has been partnering with two separate entities in recent months. The refuge has hired an urban refuge intern to work with Fairfax County, Virginia Public Schools to provide quality environmental educational experiences for students, technical expertise to teachers and faculty, and promote the National Wildlife Refuge System’s role in creating environmental awareness among urban populations. The refuge is also working with Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center in Baltimore, providing technical assistance and internships to aide their delivery of environmental messages to underserved communities near Baltimore Harbor. For more information visit http://www.masonvillecove.org/
Internship notice:The Urban Conservation and Education Internship is an eight week program in partnership with the National Aquarium, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Living Classrooms Foundation, and the Maryland Port Administration. This internship not only promotes career development and connects college students to career opportunities within the conservation sector, but it also helps foster a sense of environmental stewardship.
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The scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium sized song bird native to the northeast upland forest. Tanagers are often hard to spot as they frequent the highest reaches of the tree canopy. The brilliant red and black plumage of the breeding male is a treat to see. Tanagers seek out insects during the summer months and fruits during migration back to their wintering grounds in the tropics.