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    Raptors Reign

    February 25, 1-3 PM -- Join licensed falconer, Rodney Stotts, as he shows us the world of raptors via discussions and up close encounters.

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    Refuge System Birthday Bash!

    MARCH 18 – CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY of the National Wildlife Refuge System! See live birds of prey, Environmental Film Festival and more.

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    Jump... Fly... Be a Whooper?

    “Mimicking Whooper" is your chance. Virtual cranes mimic and react to your moves in our interactive exhibit.

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    Urban Conservation &

    Education Internship - Applications accepted for 8-week program for college students. Learn about conservation in the Chesapeake Bay Region

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Public Events

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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!

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Read about and see photos of current doings at the Refuge.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017
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