Conservation Discovery Day at the SMSC Campus

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal

Are you a budding biologist, curious conservationist or animal lover who’s passionate about science and saving the planet? Designed for sixth-graders to under-grads, this sci-tacular day at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute includes hands-on activities, research demonstrations and mini-chats on hot topics in conservation. Career panel discussions with conservation biologists, field ecologists, research scientists, veterinarians and animal keepers will open doors and minds to the professional possibilities within the conservation field. Follow your passion to the Blue Ridge Mountains for inspiration and insight on how you can join the conservation ranks and make a difference for wildlife and habitats worldwide.

This is the one day this one-of-a-kind research facility located in scenic Front Royal, Virginia, is open to the public. SCBI is a large and hilly campus. Appropriate attire for outdoor activities and comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. This event will be held rain or shine.


SMSC is interested in arranging transportation to/from the event for any of our Fairfax students who are interested in attending. Any students interested in attending should email Elizabeth Freeman ( by Sept 25th as we need an exact head count.