Day Five of All Around the Mason Nation brings us to the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation! This week, we've celebrated each campus and all the features that make them unique parts of the #MasonNation. Check out the All Around the Mason Nation magazine to learn more about Mason’s campuses – https://go.gmu.edu/allaroundmasonnation
Located on the grounds of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation’s mission is to develop leaders in biodiversity conservation through innovative education, training, and research. The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation is about an hour’s drive west from Washington, D.C., nestled alongside the 196,000-acre Shenandoah National Park. The facility covers 3,200 acres of forest, grassland, and pasture. Its closed research facility gives you access to science centers focused on rare and endangered species, a variety of ecosystems for field study, and world-renowned scientists working on current conservation challenges.
Samira (Environmental Science, BS) shares her unique experience at SMSC!
"The SMSC program provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet with the front-runners of conservation, engage in highly applicable conservation practice, and network with other professionals. I feel more like I am attending a fun adventure camp than at a textbook-style university semester. The knowledge learned and memories made here are sure to last a lifetime!”
Follow Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation (@smconservation) to learn more about the program and all their great work!
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