News and Updates
Posted: February 18, 2016 at 10:13 am
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger from Bridgewater College will be our first Visiting Consortium Scholar in Spring 2016. Bridgewater College is a member of the SMSC consortium of schools, and has sent 9 students through the SMSC semester program. Robyn will be on campus 1-2 days per week, and will be working with SMSC faculty and staff to identify areas of collaboration between our organizations.
Dr. Puffenbarger received her B.S. In Biology from Virginia Tech and her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Immunology from …
Posted: October 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm, Last Updated: February 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm
Congratulations to our spring 2016 ConocoPhillips Water and Biodiversity Stewardship Scholarship winners; Madeline Evans, Ashley Fortner and Maritza Rivas. Follow along with our students as they blog about their involvement in the undergraduate semester program here at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation.
Posted: December 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm, Last Updated: January 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm
The School of Conservation is excited to announce that citizens of “less-developed nations” may now take advantage of significantly reduced course fees for our professional training courses. The School feels strongly that professionals working to conserve biodiversity and natural ecosystems should have access to our programs from anywhere around the globe. We hope these reduced rates allow us to provide our unique training opportunities to even more professionals from some of the world’s most biodiverse countries, increasing SMSC’s positive impact on global conservation efforts.
Although there is no single agreed-upon standard …
Posted: November 12, 2013 at 12:38 pm, Last Updated: November 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm
After more than 5 years of preparation and planning, Jamaica has recently established a new Division of its national government specifically focused on Climate Change. The new Climate Change Division now resides within the renamed Ministry of Land, Water, Environment and Climate Change. Broadly the Division is tasked with coordinating climate change issues and goals across all levels of the government, the NGO community and private sector. One of the first key roles of the Division will be to establish a national climate change database that will serve …
Posted: September 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm, Last Updated: September 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Two male cheetah cubs have joined the Dallas Zoo population. Zoo officials have marked the occasion by providing them with a puppy.
The 8-week-old feline brothers, Winspear and Kamau, were born July 8 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.
The zoo is providing them with an 8-week-old black Labrador retriever puppy named Amani. According to a zoo statement, Amani means “peace” in Swahili.
Since Labs are easygoing in public settings and since the pup will grow with the cubs, zoo experts believe he’ll …