Tuesday, June 5th 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal VA
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) plays a leading role in global
efforts to save wildlife from extinction. Located on 3,200 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, SCBI scientists study and breed more than 20 species, including those that were once extinct in the wild, like black-footed ferrets and scimitar-horned oryx. SCBI is closed to the public. The Beltway Chapter’s special tour begins at 10am with an overview by Nick Davis, Volunteer Program Specialist for Friends of the National Zoo. During our visit we’ll learn about the research being conducted at SCBI, including a driving tour of the property, where you might see some endangered species!
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