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SMSC Alum Presents Research at the 2019 American Society of Mammalogists Meeting

August 23, 2019 - Congratulations to Fall 2018 alum Jamie Jenkins (née Fetherolf), who shared her fantastic research at the 99th annual…

SMSC alumn Katie Russell practices what she preaches

April 19, 2019 - Katie Russell had an internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Photo provided.…

SMSC Student Tracks Wildlife in Washington, DC

January 11, 2019 - Ever wondered what creatures might be roaming in your city when you’re not looking? Across five continents, more…

SMSC Students Visit Bird Banding Station

October 2, 2018 - In September, students in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC) semester program visited the USGS Patuxent Bird Banding…

SMSC’s First Three-peat Semester

June 21, 2018 - Kristal Miller holds a unique record at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation. While more Mason students are taking…

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