Cancelled- Wildlife Conservation Day, August 27th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Due to several unforeseen circumstances, Wildlife Conservation Day is cancelled for this year. 



Patuxent Research Refuge celebrates Wildlife Conservation Day on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the North Tract of the Refuge.

The public is invited enjoy an event focused on outdoor, nature based recreation.

Fun and activities include:

Scavenger hunts, fishing, and archery.

Tips on birding, wildlife photography and 

observation, practice fly tying.

Live birds of prey and other live animals to meet and learn about.

Demonstrations of retriever dogs, and firearms demonstrations.
Crafts for the younger children.

Information about hunter safety, accessible hunting and fishing,
Other conservation and recreational opportunities


Exhibitors/participants include:

Meade Natural Heritage Association
National Wild Turkey Federation
Healing Waters
Chesapeake Women Anglers
Wings Over America

The North Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge is located at 230 Bald Eagle Drive off of MD Route 198 between the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Route 32, east of Laurel, MD. 


If you have any special needs please contact the Refuge at least two weeks prior to the event so that we may accommodate you.  For additional information call 301-497-5770 or visit