Patuxent National Wildlife Center a Hit with Volunteers

Seventeen AAACCVB volunteers can better inform visitors about all that the Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center has to offer following their tour of the facility on July 26.

A highlight of the visit was a narrated half-hour tram ride through the refuge. Along the way, volunteers spotted deer, ducks, and turtles and learned about the hiking trails and studies underway at the research refuge.

The 40,000 square foot visitors center contains several life-size recreations of wildlife in their natural habitats – including whooping cranes and wolves. Viewfinders make it possible for visitors to observe the comings and goings of wildlife at the refuge, and a host of exhibits provides information on everything from bird migration patterns to helpful hints about how we can help preserve the planet.

If you would like CVB volunteers to visit your business, contact Visitors Service Manager Sue McKenzie at