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NWVC 5 - Conservation Champions - OU0772
Patuxent Research Refuge - National Wildlife Visitor Center
Owner: DudleyGrunt
N 39° 01.674' W 76° 47.861' N 39° 01' 40.44'' W 76° 47' 51.66'' N 39.02790°  W 76.79768° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Maryland
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2014-08-26
Date created: 2014-08-27
Date published: 2014-08-27
Last modification: 2014-09-25
2x Found
0x Not found
0 notes
watchers 0 watchers
30 visitors
2 x rated
Rated as: n/a
Cache attributes

Kid Friendly  Big Rig Friendly  Snakes  Bring Your Own Pen  Offset Cache  Limited Hours  Listed on OCNA Only  Password needed to post log entry! 

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Description EN

Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center

Trail Guide - Print before you and save the refuge the expense.

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed Federal Holidays
Trails & Grounds Open Sunrise to Sunset, Closed Federal Holidays



If you are here while the visitor center is open, you can also pick up a copy of their National Wildlife Visitor Center GPS Adventure packet.  I've based these virtuals on the 6 activities that are part of the GPS Adventure, so they will be visiting the same locations.  If you complete 3 of the 6 activities, you can return to the Visitor Center for a small prize.

 


Now for the cache, itself.  The given coords will bring you to the first sign along a loop of signs dedicated to various convervationists.  Start at the first sign and work your way around the loop seeking the answers to the following...

George P. M. served 3 terms in Congress beginning in xxAB.

William T. H. was integral in saving a particular species that by xxCD was no longer in danger of extinction.

Ernest T. S. wrote a 400 page instruction book in xxEF that later contributed to the launch of a major world wide movement.

Ira N. G. became the first director of the ____ Service in xxGH.

Rachel C. published a book in xxJK that became the symbol of the environmental movement.

Claudia A. T. J. was a key force behind the passage of a notable piece of environmental legislation in xxLM.

Jay N. D. proposed the creation of the first wildlife research center in xxNO.


Logging Requirements: Visit the site in person.  Enter the Log Password of ABCDEFGHJKLMNO.

 


Please Note: This cache has been placed with the cooperation of Amy Shoop of the Patuxent Research Refuge.  Please provide input on your experience with the cache and during your visit, in general, in your log.  For additional information about the refuge and activities there, you may contact Amy_Shoop@fws.gov.

See Also:

NWVC 1 - Waterfowl Wonders (OU0757)

NWVC 2 - Cash Lake Cache (OU0771)

NWVC 3 - Pollinators & Amphibians Abound (OU0759)

NWVC 4 - The Visitor Center (OU0756)

NWVC 6 - Fun in Forests (OU0773)

Stuart Hill Cemetery  (OU05D9)



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Additional waypoints
Symbol Type Coordinates Description
Parking area N 39° 01.660'
W 76° 47.960'
Visitor Center Parking
Log entries: Found 2x Not found 0x Note 0x Picture 1x All entries Gallery