July 16, 2022

Latino Conservation Week Event at Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge

Event Description:

Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge Center will celebrate Latino Conservation Week with free activities on Saturday July 16th, 2022 at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD 20708. Activities are intended to be conducive to an inclusive environment geared towards promoting initiatives to provide families with nearby outdoor recreation opportunities and to demonstrate the surrounding diverse communities' commitment to conservation.

Activities will take place from 9am – 2pm. Youth aged 5 – 15 are invited to fish with their families. Instructions and equipment will be provided and a license is not required. Advance registration is required for fishing. The Eventbrite link for registering for the fishing activity is:


There will also be a bird walk activity for which pre registration will also be required. The Eventbrite link for registering is below:

Birding Walk: Patuxent Latino Conservation Week Celebration Tickets, Sat, Jul 16, 2022 at 10:30 AM | Eventbrite

Other activities on July 16 include live bird program(s), kids’ crafts, monarch butterfly presentation, a display of the 2022 Junior Duck Stamp Contest Entries, trails to explore, and more. Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) intern, Clara Hernandez, will present on HAF’s My Access to Network Opportunities (MANO) Project and her experiences as an intern at Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge.

Stop by the Wildlife Images Bookstore and Nature Shop for the new book Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife. Store sales support the missions of the Patuxent Research Refuge and the Eastern Ecological Science Center.

Event Sponsor(s):
Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC), United States Fish & Wildlife Services, Eastern Ecological Science Center (United States Geological Survey (USGS) & Leetown Science Center), Friends of Patuxent

Date & time:
July 16, 2022
10am  -  2pm

Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD, 20708

Open to the Public:


Questions: For Questions about this event, please contact Clara Fabriely Hernandez with Hispanic Access Foundation & US FWS at 1 - 914 - 433 - 5104 or clara_hernandez@fws.gov.

LCW is an Initiative of:

Latino Conservation Week is a collection of events from variety of organizations. Hispanic Access Foundation is only directly responsible for events in which it is listed as a sponsor.