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North American Forest Insect Work Conference 2016  - May 31 - June 4, 2016 - Washington Marriott Wardman Park  - Washington, D.C.
North American Forest Insect Work Conference 2016  - May 31 - June 4, 2016 - Washington Marriott Wardman Park  - Washington, D.C.
Tours/Field Trips

Pre-conference Activities

Organized Activities:
Several pre-conference activities will be available for attendees on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

  • The Smithsonian National Zoological Park is located less than .5 miles from the Wardman Park Marriott along Connecticut Avenue. A guided tour will be available those interested on Tuesday morning at approximately 9:00 AM. Space will be limited. Contact Bob Rabaglia (brabaglia@fs.fed.us or 703-605-5338 if you are interested.

  • The National Park Service, Rock Creek Park is located near the Marriott and a ranger led tour will be available on Tuesday if there is sufficient interest. Contact Bob Rabaglia (brabaglia@fs.fed.us or 703-605-5338 if you are interested.

  • For those interested in visiting the National Collection of Insects, a tour of the US National Museum of Natural History will be available on Tuesday. Entomologists interested in working in the collection can contact Museum specialists in their group of taxonomic interest or contact Bob Rabaglia (brabaglia@fs.fed.us or 703-605-5338).

  • The Dendroctonus Cup Golf Tournament will be played on Tuesday at a nearby golf course. Those interested should contact Bob Coulson (r-coulson@tamu.edu) for details.

  • On Wednesday, June 1, the DC United of Major League Soccer will be playing the Seattle Sounders at 8:00 PM. Those interested in attending should contact Scott Salom (salom@vt.edu).

  • Baseball: Unfortunately, the Washington Nationals will not be in town the week of the Conference, but the Baltimore Orioles will be at home playing the Boston Red Sox on Monday afternoon and Tuesday through Thursday evenings. If there is enough interest we can arrange transportation to Baltimore for a group outing; please contact Bob Rabaglia (brabaglia@fs.fed.us) or Scott Salom (salom@vt.edu)

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