Friends of Patuxent


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Members only Events

Upcoming Friends Members Programs

Spring 2014


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Special Friends-Sponsored Program

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April 5, 2014 - Impact of Climate Change on Wildlife

Join us for an exciting presentation by Doug Inkley, Ph.D, Senior Scientist at the National Wildlife Federation.  He will be speaking about the impact of climate change on wildlife and wildlife habitat.

Dr. Inkley is a certified wildlife biologist with expertise in ecology and wildlife management. He has worked on a broad range of wildlife issues including endangered species conservation, state wildlife funding, national wildlife refuge legislation, waterfowl conservation and wetlands conservation.  Among his many distinctive achievements, Dr. Inkley received the 2005 Conservation Education Award from The Wildlife Society as the lead author of the 2004 report Global Climate Change and Wildlife in North America.  He also received the 2007 Communications Award from Ducks Unlimited for work on publicizing climate change impacts on wildlife.

Where – National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD 

When – Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

No registration required.


Photography Workshop Discounted for Friends Members

May 10, 2014 – Nature Images Photography Workshop

This one-day workshop will be presented by photographer Sol Levine. Are you looking to expand your capabilities with your digital or film camera?  Learn about equipment, f-stop, shutter speed, metering, composition, and more.  The workshop addresses everything from disposables to top-of-the-line cameras.

Advanced registration and payment required.  Fee is $60.00 per person; $50.00 for Members of Friends of Patuxent.  Send checks payable to Friends of Patuxent, National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708; Attn. Photo Class.  Please include your name, address and phone number.

Where – National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD 

When – Saturday, May 10, 2014, 9 AM to 4 PM

For more information, call 301-497-5887


Tentatively Scheduled - Friends Members Program

June 7, 2014 – Awesome Ospreys

Meet Greg Kearns, Staff Naturalist for Patuxent River Park, Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, who will talk about “Awesome Ospreys,” the birds who fish for a living!  He will share just some of his experiences from over 27 years of observing ospreys.

When – Saturday, June 7, 2014; Time to be determined

Where –National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD 

More information coming…