Master Naturalist Field Trip to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Archives at NCTC
Friday, January 14, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The National Conservation Training Center continues to be closed due to Covid. This field trip has been postponed until Friday, January 14th, 2022.
We’re sorry, but this field trip has filled to capacity. If interested, please join the wait list at this link. If anyone cancels their registration, individuals on the wait list will be notified on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event is a field trip offered for Certified Master Naturalists and students actively working towards their Master Naturalist Certification.
PVMN Continuing Education Re-Cert Eligible
Registration is required, limited to 20 participants and will close on Tuesday, April 20.
The NCTC Archives has half a million objects that tell the centuries old history of wildlife conservation ranging from Rachel Carson’s typewriter to a black-footed ferret brought back from the edge of extinction.
Mark Madison, who will be leading this guided tour, is the Historian for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Chief of the Branch of Heritage and Partnerships at NCTC. In that role, he helps manage the 500,000 item USFWS Museum/Archives and some of our remaining youth partnerships like the Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) and the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Youth Leadership Congress (NYCALC). Mark has worked for USFWS for 21 years. Prior to that, he was a professor at Harvard University and the University of Melbourne (Australia). He also spent 3 years doing tropical reforestation in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. His main sport is fly-fishing, where his lack of skill has ensured a rich population of fish in our native Potomac waters.
After the guided tour, lunch is available for purchase in the beautiful dining hall at NCTC.
Please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Cool Spring Preserve number at 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.
Please bring your photo ID and be prepared to show your ID at the security station upon entering NCTC. Parking will be in the blue lot and the security can help direct you to the correct lot.