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RARE: Creatures Of The Photo Ark travels with renowned photographer Joel Sartore as he photographs at-risk and rare species in the wild, in zoos, in nature preserves and explores his Photo Ark initiative.

Watch RARE: Creatures Of The Photo Ark July 18, July 25 and August 1 on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS.
(with encore presentations on WCVW PBS July 20, 27 and August 3 at 8:00 p.m.)


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ATTEND: RARE at Maymont
Learn how we protect rare and endangered species in Virginia • Sunday August 6

Family Open House at The Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont
2201 Shields Lake Dr, Richmond, VA 23220

  • Sunday, August 6, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Admission fee $3.00 per person

Register To Attend Here

Presented by Maymont and Science Matters of the Community Idea Stations

Want to learn more about the rare, endangered and protected animals at Maymont and throughout Virginia? Join us for a special day at The Robins Nature & Visitor Center at Maymont to learn how you can help preserve these wonderful animals and their habitats. Science Matters, Maymont educators and community partners with a passion for wildlife will provide hands-on activities for the whole family. There will be opportunities to interact with animals and their handlers as well as in-depth discussions with wildlife experts. Come and explore the  important issues facing at risk and protected species in Virginia.

This event is in conjunction with the PBS Series RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark which will air on WCVE PBS and WHTJ PBS July 18, 25 and August 1 at 9:00 p.m. and on WCVW PBS July 20, 27 and August 3 at 8:00 p.m. RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark features the 11 year journey of renowned photographer Joel Sartore as he photographs at-risk and rare species in the wild, in zoos and in nature preserves. This captivating and visually stunning PBS special will reveal why ensuring species/future matters to us all.

Hands-on activities provided by:
Endangered Among Us, artists Barbara Iobst and Porter Kobernik
James River Association
Maymont
Science Matters
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
Virginia Wildlife Magazine
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Sea Grant Fellows
Virginia Master Naturalists
Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Natural Heritage Program


LEARN

Science Matters Report: Nearly Extinct Woodpecker Gets Reprieve In Virginia

Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan
Description: Virginia’s 2015 Wildlife Action Plan was written to offer strategies for rising to the challenges of the 21st century. This Plan describes opportunities to maintain and improve our natural habitats, allowing us to conserve wildlife in ways that benefit people. It details efforts to restore our rivers, maintain our forests, and prevent species from declining to the point where federal protections are imposed. Includes an interactive tool by region. Download the PDF here.

Species of Greatest Conservation Need

How to Help Turtles
Bird Treaty Act
Important Bird Areas in Virginia
Causes of Bird Mortality
State Birds Report Shows Success and Conservation Needs

Environmentally Friendly Cleaners and Lawn Practices:
epa.gov/saferchoice
epa.gov/safepestcontrol/lawn-and-garden
ecocycle.org/hazwaste/ecofriendly-cleaning
ncwildlife.org/Licensing/Licenses-and-Regulations/wildlife-commission-advises-keep-wildlife-wild