PVAS offers a wide range of programs and activities that are aimed at promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world for youth, adults, and families such as field trips to natural areas, summer camps, monthly lectures, school programs and many others.


Recent News

Click on the blue links below to find out more about any of these programs.

Information about the Master Naturalist Program and applications and scholarship forms for the 2015 class are now available on our Master Naturalist page. 

Race For The Birds 2015 is now open for registration! Please visit our race website to register. www.raceforthebirds.org

If you are planning to visit Eidolon Nature Preserve, you will want to know the hunting schedule for this year.  Hunting is allowed on the property beginning later in November although no hunting occurs on Sundays.  The schedule is posted on the Eidolon Nature Preserve page on this website or find it here.

Although hummingbirds are moving to warmer climates this time of year, you can always start planning for their return by working on creating a  great habitat for them.  More information is on our Backyard Naturalist: Habitats page or at this link, provided by a young birding enthusiast.

PVAS has lots of teacher resources and new ones are being posted regularly.  Teachers are encouraged to check out our Educational Programs.

Job Opportunities.  PVAS often has need for part-time program instructors.  More information can be found on our Job Opportunities page.

Just a reminder...in this part of the US, you want to keep using insect repellent when out in the woods and grassy fields all year round.  Ticks in this area can carry Lyme Disease and mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus.  Why give them a chance to bite you?

Program Updates

Are you looking for a good nature book?  Check out some suggestions here!

Natural History Workshops! 
PVAS offers many workshops during the year.  The 2014 events can be found in the Events Calendar. More are added frequently.  

Our Next PVAS Monthly Program

PVAS's next monthly program will be held on January 14 at 7 p.m, at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. Please see hospiceotp.org for directions to their new facility. Steve Carroll, Director of Public Programs at the State Arboretum of VA and Blandy Experimental Farm will be presenting on Attracting Pollinators to Your Yard and Gardent; How and Why.

Support PVAS

Federal Employees can support PVAS through the Combined Federal Campaign:  CFC#29061.

You can also support PVAS using the Donate Now or Other Ways to Give icons in the menu bar.

Download PVAS calendar

Download a printable calendar of events to keep informed about all the many PVAS activities. Details of these events can also be viewed on our Online Events Calendar.

Subscribe to PVAS Email Updates

We send email updates to keep you abreast of the wide range of programs and activities sponsored by PVAS. Sign up to receive the latest news and information on our upcoming events.

Upcoming events

Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:00 AM • Antietam National Battlefield, Washington Co, MD
Thursday, January 01, 2015 8:30 AM • Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV
Saturday, January 03, 2015 • Berkeley County, WV
Saturday, January 10, 2015 10:00 AM • Hospice of the Panhandle, Kearneysville, WV
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:00 AM • Various Birding Spots around Charles Town

          © 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739 

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
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