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Undergraduates – Join us for a tour and learn more about our semester programs!

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

Have you ever wanted to visit the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, at the research facility of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute? If you’re a prospective SMSC student, we’re offering you the chance to see our 3,200-acre facility in Front Royal, Virginia, including our academic buildings and many of our wildlife areas. Plus, we’ll even provide transportation from Fairfax, and a free lunch for students! This is a great way for prospective students to see the facility, and to be able to ask questions about our exciting residential programs in conservation …

SMSC Doctoral Fellowships in Conservation Science

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (SMSC) is pleased to announce the availability of Doctoral Fellowships in Conservation Science. Two fellowships, the ConocoPhillips/SMSC Conservation Research Fellow, and The Jacquemin Family Foundation Fellow, will be offered in fall 2018 for students with a B.S. or M.S. in Conservation Biology, Ecology, Zoology or a related field, and whose research interests coincide with scholars from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and George Mason University. Prospective candidates must qualify for admission to a conservation-focused Ph.D. program at George Mason University. Support will be provided …

Chronicle of a Young Conservation Champion

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 9:35 am

Anna Reid, a Junior majoring in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Applied Global Conservation, just won the top prize at the College of Humanities & Social Science Research Symposium for her work on the analysis of coyote activity around waste disposal sites and management implications.

Each spring, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium, open to all undergraduates with a major in the College who want to showcase their research and creative activity.  Students working on research projects (course research or independent research) under …

High School Summer course – Herpetology – June 25 – July 1

Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:18 am, Last Updated: February 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

We’re pleased to announce our high school summer course is open for registration now! We will be holding our CONS 110 – Herpetology course from June 25 – July 1, 2017. See here for more information and to register for the course!

Undergraduates – Join us for a tour to learn more about our programs!

Posted: October 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm, Last Updated: October 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Have you ever wanted to see what the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation looked like at the closed research facility of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia? Well now’s your chance, plus we’ll drive you out there and provide free lunch!

Please join us for an upcoming tour to the SMSC campus for prospective students for the undergraduate semester programs. Shuttles leave from the Fairfax campus at 10am and return by 3pm, or students can meet us in the lobby of the Residential dorm at 11am. Tours include …