Friends of Patuxent
Supporting Research, Wildlife Conservation, and Education at the Patuxent Research Refuge
Dr. Chandler S. Robbins Memorial Endowment
To Honor His Legacy and Love of Birds
Dr. Robbins had a long, distinguished career at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and was an internationally-noted ornithologist. This endowment was inspired by Chan’s lifelong love of birds and his dedication to the Patuxent Research Refuge. Endowment funds are used to further the appreciation of birds and their habitats everywhere through research, conservation, and education.
Planning of the first project with endowment funds is underway. The outdoor Environmental Education Pavilion near the National Wildlife Visitor Center has been renamed the Dr. Chandler S. Robbins Outdoor Education Center. A loop nature trail, called the Wisdom Trail, is being developed in conjunction with the Education Center. Three major outdoor displays are being developed along the Wisdom Trail.
Other projects will be developed or supported in the future. If you would like to help keep Chan’s memory alive by supporting our work, please click here to make a donation to the Endowment.
For information about Chan's extensive contributions to ornithology as well as a photo gallery, please visit USGS's Chandler S. Robbins Memorial website.