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Training Location

The course will be taught at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (former the Conservation and Research Center) in Front Royal, Virginia. SCBI Front Royal is located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah Park, approximately 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. Pick-up from Washington Dulles Airport can be arranged.

Participants will be housed at the SCBI Front Royal's Conference Center. All computer labs will be taught at the Center's Spatial Analysis Lab. The lab is equipped with 12 PC workstations, a GPS Base station, two digitizers, and color plotters and printers.

Driving Directions

From Washington, D.C.
Drive west on US-66 to exit 13, the first Front Royal exit you will see. At the end of the ramp turn left at the stop sign. Turn right at the stop light onto VA-55/John Marshal Highway. Travel 5 miles on VA-55 until you hit another stop light. Turn left at the stop light onto VA-522 South. Travel 2+ miles and watch for a large gate and sign on your left, which reads "Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute". Through the gate follow signs to the "GIS Lab". There is a large "GIS Laboratory" sign and parking next to the lab.

From US-81
From US-81, take exit 300 Front Royal/Washington onto US-66. Travel 6 miles to exit 6 for Front Royal. Follow signs for VA-522 South/VA-340 South through Front Royal. Once you pass an intersection with US-55 (there is a KFC on the left), you will start to leave town, continuing on VA-522 South. Travel 2+ miles past the intersection and watch for a large gate and sign on your left, which reads "Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute". Through the gate follow signs to the "GIS Lab". There is a large "GIS Laboratory" sign and parking next to the lab.