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.

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.

The new school year is underway! PVAS staff will soon be found in the classroom.  Our fourth grade watershed program is beginning in some schools and our elementary programs and visits to Yankauer Preserve are being scheduled now.  Teachers are encouraged to check out our Educational Programs.

Job Opportunities.  PVAS' watershed education program for fourth grade has become so popular that we need to hire instructors for next school year.  More information is 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

The 2014 Master Naturalist Schedule and more information about the program is available! Click here for the whole schedule.

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 November 12th at 7 p.m, at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville. Please see hospiceotp.org for directions to their new facility. Steve Huy, from Project SNOWstorm will be presenting on the irruption of the Snowy Owl

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

Monday, November 03, 2014 5:00 PM • Meet at Food Lion in Hedgesville
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 10:00 AM • Washington Monument State Park on South Mountain, outside Boonsboro, MD
Thursday, November 06, 2014 8:00 AM • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park; Virginius Island
Saturday, November 08, 2014 7:30 AM • Shannonedale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, November 08, 2014 9:00 PM • South Mountain in Washington County, MD (commuter parking lot in Boonsboro)

          © 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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