NCTC Open House
On Saturday October 23, 2010 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) will open the doors for their 13th annual Open House.
The shows and activities will be ongoing all day and schedules and maps will be available at the Open House. The NCTC Dining Hall will be serving lunch for hungry conservationists.
A full range of wildlife-oriented programs and family activities under the theme "Flock to NCTC's Open House -- It's for the Birds" will be offered on Saturday October 23 as the National Conservation Training Center holds its 13th annual community open house. Lively demonstrations and engaging activities for adults and children on migratory birds, global climate change, the colorful Federal "Junior Duck Stamp," and opening the world of birds to the blind and sight-impaired will highlight this year's observance. Wildlife showman Larry Battson will bring his live "critter show" from Indiana, and a variety of hawks, owls, and falcons will fly in with New York State's "Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience." Bird identification games, bird feeder building, and bird egg painting will entice youngsters into a greater appreciation for songbirds and the out-of-doors. "We offer a variety of programs and activities to the community to showcase the important work we do in the Fish and Wildlife Service and here at NCTC," says center director Jay Slack. "We're proud of our work. Come share it with us." This year's open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 23 at NCTC on Shepherd Grade Road, 4 miles north of Shepherdstown. Lunch will be available for sale in NCTC's acclaimed "Commons" dining hall.
The National Conservation Training Center is located at 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. For more details on NCTC or driving directions please visit our web site at http://nctc.fws.gov, Getting to NCTC or call 304 876-1600.