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.

PVAS will be part of the Shepherdstown Christmas Parade on Saturday December 6, so come join us!  The parade starts at 11 a.m. so we'll be lining up before then.  See you there!

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.

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 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

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Upcoming events

Sunday, December 07, 2014 8:00 AM • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve, Berkeley County
Sunday, December 14, 2014 • Jefferson County, WV
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 AM • Harpers Ferry, WV
Saturday, December 20, 2014 8:00 AM • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town
Saturday, December 27, 2014 8:00 AM • Antietam National Battlefield, Washington Co, MD

          © 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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