News and Updates

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 …

SMSC Alum Ashley Fortner – Adventures in rhino sitting.

Posted: August 30, 2016 at 9:08 pm

Mason News / August 25, 2016 / by Damian Cristodero

Who would have thought a rhinoceros can be so much like a horse?

Both eat hay and grains. Before evolution gave them hooves, horses—like rhinos—had three toes. Both vocalize with huffs and snorts.

For Ashley Fortner, that was a perfect match. The George Mason University senior, who grew up in Virginia Beach tending to her family’s three horses, worked a summer internship, helping oversee 40 rhinoceros at White Oak Conservation in Yulee, Fla.

The difference, Fortner said, is that when …

SMSC Alum Deanna Moore Finds Rich Experience at SMSC

Posted: March 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Deanna Moore is an SMSC alum featured in an article on Mason’s New Century College website.

Click here for the story.