PVAS Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • WVU Health Sciences Center - Eastern Division, 2500 Foundation Way, Martinsburg, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: CHANGE OF VENUE: WVU Health Sciences Center - Eastern Division, 2500 Foundation Way, Martinsburg WV (Mountaineer Room)

    When: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Wildlife Encounters

    Presenter: Joshua Vance, WV DNR

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program (at a change of venue location).

    Joshua Vance will be presenting on what to do when you encounter wildlife commonly found in West Virginia and surrounding areas.

    Josh works closely with the community in outreach and education as a Wildlife Manager for West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. He works extensively with nuisance wildlife management in the urban interface, chronic wasting disease surveillance in white-tailed deer, habitat management on state owned wildlife management areas and population and harvest management of game species. His presentation will demonstrate the proper way to handle wildlife encounters, what to do and how to keep both yourself and the animal safe. 

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Directions: 

    WVU Health Sciences Center - Eastern Division, 2500 Foundation Way, Martinsburg WV (Mountaineer Room)

    From I-81 take exit 13, Dry Run Road.Head towards Hospital and turn right on Tennessee Avenue which runs along front of Hospital Campus. Take first left turn onto Hospital Drive and immediately veer right into parking lot. Circle outer perimeter of parking lot and look for brown sign, Health Sciences Center, at top of our drive. Parking in main lot in front of Health Sciences Center.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Saturday, February 13, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County
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    What: Family Outdoor Adventures: Animal Discovery Hike

    Where: Stauffer's Marsh in Berkeley County

    Who: Children and Adults. For All Ages!

    When: Saturday February 13, 2016

    Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Cost: $5 per family 

    Shake off those winter blues with a fun afternoon adventure searching for animal tracks at Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County.  

    The hike is part of a new series of Audubon-sponsored "Family Outdoor Adventures" that are aimed at involving children and their families in interesting and educational outdoor activities.

    This event will focus on learning about the wildlife that inhabit wetlands in this region.

    The event will last from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Families with children of all ages are welcome. There is a fee of $5 per family, space is limited, and pre-registration is required. 

    The hike will be led by an experienced guide. It will be focused on looking for tracks, nests, dens, and other signs of animals that live in the marsh, such as birds, raccoons, foxes and muskrats.

    The Preserve is only 46 acres in size, so the distances to be walked are not great. However, the terrain includes wet meadows and marshlands, as well as dry areas, so waterproof footwear is essential.

    Participants should also plan to dress for the prevailing weather conditions. Ticks can be an issue at the preserve year round, so tick repellent is recommended if air temperatures are significantly above freezing.

    The Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve is located in Back Creek Valley in Berkeley County, one-half mile south of Shanghai, on the east side of Back Creek Valley Road (County Route 7).

    Meet in the gravel parking area at the north end the marsh. 

    Pre-registration is required. PVAS reserves the right to cancel the program if the minimum number of participants is not reached. A full refund will be given at that time.

    For more information contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefiled, MD

    What: Winter Bird Walk

    Where: Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm, Antietam National Battlefield

    When: Sunday, February 14, 2016
    This event has been rescheduled from Sunday, January 31 due to excess snow on the Antietam trails

    Time: 8:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Sandy Sagalkin

    Join Sandy Sagalkin on a winter bird walk at the Final Attack Trail/Otto Farm at Antietam National Battlefield. 

    The walk will take place on Sunday, February 14 at 8:00 a.m. and will last about 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge parking area on the Antietam National Battlefield. 

    To get to the Burnside Bridge parking area, from Sharpsburg, head northeast towards Boonsboro.  Take the first right turn after leaving Sharpsburg onto Rodman, which takes you into the battlefield.  Turn left at the “T” and follow the road up the hill to the parking area.

    This trip is open to anyone regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome. Registration is strongly encouraged.

    The Final Attack Trail is located where the Union Army made its final advance to drive the Confederate Army from Maryland, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's final Confederate counterattack. 

    It is also the location of Antietam National Battlefield's extensive work in the restoration and preservation of native grasslands in the Otto Farm Fields in the southwest corner of the battlefield. Sandy Sagalkin, working with Battlefield staff, has assisted the Battlefield in surveying the grassland birds in the area during the spring and summer of 2014. So far, they have counted 86 species that have used the area as a stopover or residence, including Blue Grosbeaks, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Yellowthroats, Willow Flycatchers, Prairie Warblers and Grasshopper Sparrows.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water. 

    The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9 p.m. of the previous day in the event of cancellation.  

    Please contact Sandy Sagalkin at monsansagalkin@myactv.net or 240-291-6465 with any questions you may have.



    • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Harpers Ferry National Park, North Schoolhouse Ridge, Potomac Street dam

    What: Bird walk at Harpers Ferry National Park

    Where: Harpers Ferry National Park, North Schoolhouse Ridge and Potomac Street dam

    When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Trip Leader: Deb Hale

    Join Deb Hale on a birding trip to the North Schoolhouse Ridge section of the Harper's Ferry National Park as well as the Potomac Street dam. 

    The bird walk is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 AM and will last about two hours.

    The event is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to come along, regardless of their birding skills. Children are welcome as well.

    Pre-registration is strongly encouraged but not required.

    Participants should meet at the North Schoolhouse Ridge parking area. From Route 340 just west of Harper's Ferry, turn north on Bakerton Road (Rt 27) and go about three-quarters of a mile to the parking area on the left. 

    The trip will involve about 2.5 miles of walking through fields and unpaved roads, along mostly level terrain. In addition, the group will stop at the Potomac Street dam to look for waterfowl.

    Birds expected to be seen include wintering birds, waterfowl and raptors.

    Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress for the prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water.

    Binoculars will be available for anyone who needs them.

    The trip will be canceled in the event of bad weather.

    For more information, please contact Deb Hale at debhale72@gmail.com or 304-535-1528304-535-1528
    • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: A Night with the Stars: Astronomy 

    Presenter: Kevin Boles, President of the Morgan County Observatory Foundation

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

    Kevin Boles, who is a founding member and current president of Morgan County Observatory Foundation, will be giving a presentation on astronomy. He will focus on star maps and navigating the night sky, highlights of March evening skies and his experiences building and running the observatory. In addition, Mr. Boles will share some of his fascinating pictures of Pluto.

    The Morgan County Observatory Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on improving interest in the sciences among West Virginians.

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Directions: 

    Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

    GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

    The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Saturday, March 12, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV
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    What: Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk

    Where: Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV

    When: March 12, 2016

    Time: 10:00 a.m. (the walk will take about 1.5 hours)

    Cost: Free

    Walk Leader: Renee Fincham, Cacapon Park's Naturalist

    PVAS host: Debbie Maiorano

    Join us for this family friendly event that will show you how to look for tracks and other signs of wildlife in West Virginia's forests.  The walk will be led by the Cacapon Park's naturalist, Renee Fincham.  

    After the walk we will explore the nature center and complete a craft of making our own tracks with Plaster of Paris.  

    The event is free and everyone is welcome, however preregistration is required.  

    Meet at 10:00 am at the Park's Nature Center.

     Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for prevailing weather conditions and bring along drinking water. 

    Snow or heavy rain may cancel this event. 

    Please feel free to contact Debbie Maiorano at mailto:debbiemm58@aol.com or 540-535-5145

    http://www.stateparks.com/cacapon_state_park_in_west_virginia.html

    • Sunday, March 13, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Morgans Grove Park, Shepherdstown, WV (meet in lower parking lot near railroad tracks)

    What: Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines

    Where: Morgan's Grove Park, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 (snow date April 3)

    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

    Cost: Free

    PVAS Leader: Shawn Walker, Certified Arborist and Master Naturalist

    Join our local Master Naturalist and certified arborist, Shawn Walker, for a volunteer day at Morgan's Grove Park. 

    Shawn will lead the volunteers, through example and general instruction, as we work to control and sever the invasive vines that are weighing down or girdling the trees at the park.

    Please feel free to bring your own tools, such as loppers, saws, pruners, gloves and safety glasses if you have them. Otherwise, there will be plenty of tools available for the volunteers.

    While this is a volunteer event, there will be lots of opportunity to learn about the trees and this easy yet highly impactful way that we can nurture trees competing with invasives in natural areas. 

    This event is open to everyone with an interest however young children must be supervised. 

    Please dress for the weather, wear work shoes and clothes and bring work gloves if you have them. 

    Registration is strongly encouraged in order to help with the planning of the event.

    Please meet at the lower parking lot near the railroad tracks at 10:00 a.m.

    Morgan's Grove Park is located at 4198 Kearneysville Pike (the corner of Kearneysville Pike and Potomac Farms Way) just outside Shepherdstown. 

    Morgan's Grove Park is a 25-acre public park that serves Shepherdstown and surrounding areas. It is owned by the Shepherdstown Community Club and operated by the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission.

    *Snow date is scheduled for Saturday, April 3. You will be notified in the event that the March 13 date needs to be postponed.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@pototmacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Morgan+Grove+Park/@39.4232543,-77.821225,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xced9eb61ef0f078a 
    • Saturday, March 19, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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    What:  Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal

    Where:  Along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown.  

    Physical address: 16500 Shepherdstown Pk, Sharpsburg, MD 21782

    When: Saturday, March 19, 2016

    Time: 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: Free but registration required

    PVAS Trip Leader: Herb Peddicord

    PVAS Hosst: Debbie Maiorano

    Qualifies for MN Recert hours

    Join WV state forester Herb Peddicord for a winter tree-identification field trip along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown.  This is a family-friendly event that will teach you how to identify trees by such factors as their shapes, branching habits, twigs and buds, and bark.

    Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Ferry Hill Place, the old brick mansion on the Maryland side of the Potomac River that used to be the C&O Canal Park headquarters.  The entrance is on MD Route 34 just east of the Rumsey Bridge across the Potomac.

    The total time of the trip will be nearly two hours.

    Those who participate should be sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.

    If the weather is especially inclement on the day of the trip, it will be rescheduled for Sat., March 26. 

    Please contact Debbie Maiorano with any questions @ mail to: debbiemm58@aol.com or call 540-535-5145

    • Sunday, March 20, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    What: Spring Egg Hunt                                                     Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve                                   When: Sunday March 20, 2016                                       Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.  The actual egg hunt will begin about 2:15 p.m. and it doesn't take long so please be prompt.                                                                           Cost: $5 per child                                                                Ages: 2-6

    Unlike traditional egg hunts, this one combines fun with an educational experience.  The eggs used in the hunt are colored to resemble real eggs of wild birds. Children are challenged to find the naturally camouflaged eggs on the trail and, in the process, they discover how birds keep their eggs safe from predators.  Other activities this year will include a "penguin egg walk" and an "ostrich egg balance challenge," as well as an egg-toss game.

    At the end of the event, collected eggs are "traded in" for a sweet treat: decorating an egg shaped cookie to enjoy on the spot or take home and enjoy later along with lemonade.

    Parents and friends are welcome--older siblings may help their younger brother or sister in the search.

    If you have questions, contact Ellen Murphy at Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org



    • Sunday, March 20, 2016
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Shepherdstown Train Station

    Single Ticket: $45 per person
    Donor Level:  $150 for two people                    Patron Level:  $250 for two people                            Supporter Level:  $500 or more for two people

    When:  March 20, 2016
    Time:  4:00 - 6:00 p.m.                                               Where: Shepherdstown Train Station (100 Audrey Egle Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443)

    Celebrate the return of spring! Please join PVAS members and friends for its spring fundraiser at the Shepherdstown Train Station.

    You will be able to sample a variety of bourbons, champagne cocktails, and chocolates accompanied by delicious sweets and savories. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.

    We will offer a few items for sale in our silent auction, so come prepared to bid and take something special home with you.

    Reservations are required and must be received by March 10th. We hope to see you there!

    Make a reservation here or by mail if you prefer. To request a paper invitation with mail-in RSVP card, contact Kristin Alexander at 304-676-3397 or Kristin@PotomacAudubon.org.  



    • Monday, March 21, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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     When:  Monday March 21, 2016.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting's Neck Road (off Scrabble Road between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg).

    Price:  $10 per child/adult partner. ($15 for an adult and two children.  There is no charge for a second child under age 2)

    This Month's Theme:  Furry Tales!  We'll be looking at mammals, their tracks, and habitats.  And tails, too!

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities!   The Wee Naturalist program leader is Anne Young, a trained environmental educator and mother of a preschooler. 

    Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first half hour of the program is designed for un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

     Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

     

    • Monday, March 28, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Shepherdstown Library (Children's Department)

    What: Passport to Nature at the Library

    When: Monday, March 28, 2016 

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Where: Shepherdstown Library, Children's Department

    Who: Children ages 4 and up.  Parents encouraged to stay.  Older siblings are welcome.

    Cost:  Free!

    Every day this week, there is a different program with a story and activity at one of the libraries in Berkeley or Jefferson Counties!  Come to one or come to several.  PVAS is taking your child on a journey into nature!

    This location's program theme is: Float Your Boat.  After listening to a read aloud story, make a raft out of materials from nature and see if it will actually float!

    No registration is necessary.

    • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • North Berkeley Library, 1255 TJ Jackson Dr, Falling Waters WV 25419

    What: Passport to Nature at the Library

    When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Where: North Berkeley Library (1255 TJ Jackson Dr, Falling Waters WV 25419)

    Who: Children ages 4 and up.  Parents encouraged to stay.  Older siblings are welcome.

    Cost:  Free!

    Every day this week, there is a different program with a story and activity at one of the libraries in Berkeley or Jefferson Counties!  Come to one or come to several.  PVAS is taking your child on a journey into nature!

    This location's program theme is: Follow The Sun.  After listening to a read aloud story, make a sun print art masterpiece using natural materials.

    No registration is necessary.

    • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • South Jefferson Library (49 Church St, Summit Point WV 25446)

    What: Passport to Nature at the Library

    When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Where: South Jefferson Library (49 Church St, Summit Point WV 25446)

    Who: Children ages 4 and up.  Parents encouraged to stay.  Older siblings are welcome.

    Cost:  Free!

    Every day this week, there is a different program with a story and activity at one of the libraries in Berkeley or Jefferson Counties!  Come to one or come to several.  PVAS is taking your child on a journey into nature!

    This location's program theme is: Make A Trail.  After listening to a read aloud story, make a map and follow a trail outside.

    No registration is necessary.

    • Thursday, March 31, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Martinsburg Library (101 W. King St, Martinsburg WV 25401)

    What: Passport to Nature at the Library (Martinsburg)

    When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Where: Martinsburg Library, Children's Department (101 W. King St, Martinsburg WV 25401)

    Who: Children ages 4 and up.  Parents encouraged to stay.  Older siblings are welcome.

    Cost:  Free!

    Every day this week, there is a different program with a story and activity at one of the libraries in Berkeley or Jefferson Counties!  Come to one or come to several.  PVAS is taking your child on a journey into nature!

    This location's program theme is: Spy That Scat!  Did you know you can identify an animal by its droppings?  After a read aloud story, we're going to learn how and make some from candy!

    No registration is necessary.

    • Friday, April 01, 2016
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Library (151 Polk St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425)

    What: Passport to Nature at the Library (Bolivar/Harpers Ferry)

    When: Friday, April 1, 2016 

    Time: 1:30 p.m.

    Where: Bolivar/Harpers Ferry Library (151 Polk St, Harpers Ferry WV 25425)

    Who: Children ages 4 and up.  Parents encouraged to stay.  Older siblings are welcome.

    Cost:  Free!

    Every day this week, there is a different program with a story and activity at one of the libraries in Berkeley or Jefferson Counties!  Come to one or come to several.  PVAS is taking your child on a journey into nature!

    This location's program theme is: Track An Animal.  After a read aloud story, learn how animals leave tracks in the woods and then make a track to take home.

    No registration is necessary.

    • Saturday, April 02, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Jefferson County, WV
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    What: Tour of Cam Tabb & Sons Composting Farm

    Where: 1040 Old Leetown Pk, Kearneysville, WV 25430

    When: Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Time: 9:00 a.m. to  approx. 10:30 a.m.

    Cost: Free but registration required

    Trip Leader:  Cam Tabb

    PVAS Host: Debbie Maiorano

    MN re-cert eligible

    Join PVAS for a fascinating tour where we will see how a wide range of waste materials are recycled through composting.  

    The tour is a fully outdoor walking tour and will cover about a mile in distance.  Please dress for the weather. Rain date: 4/16/16

    Since there is potentially dangerous farm equipment at the tour site, this tour is not suitable for children under the age of six.

    The Tabb family farm is in its fifth generation.  The farm operations include raising antibiotic-free beef, and recycling of yard trimmings, manure and wood waste, and food scraps.  

    Recycling has been Mr. Tabb's passion since 1990. His farm has several composting features.  We will see how raw materials from construction sites are used to produce animal bedding.  They also use trees and tree stumps to mix into compost and is then used for topsoil.  Kitchen food scraps from the Veterans Administration hospital in Martinsburg are sent to the farm for composing saving hundreds of pounds of food waste from landfills.

    To learn more about Mr. Tabb see:  https://vimeo.com/37062064   and  http://www.jcda.net/pbs-newshour-weekend-to-feature-tabb-sons-llc-farming-operation-on-jan-26/


    Please contact Debbie with any questions:  mail to: debbiemm58@aol.com  or call:  540-535-5145

    • Saturday, April 02, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Charles Town Library (200 E. Washington St, Charles Town WV 25414)

    What: Passport to Nature at the Library (Charles Town)

    When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 

    Time: 11:00 a.m.

    Where: Charles Town Library (200 E. Washington St, Charles Town WV 25414)

    Who: Children ages 4 and up.  Parents encouraged to stay.  Older siblings are welcome.

    Cost:  Free!

    Every day this week, there is a different program with a story and activity at one of the libraries in Berkeley or Jefferson Counties!  Come to one or come to several.  PVAS is taking your child on a journey into nature!

    This location's program theme is: Build A Fire.  After a read aloud story, learn to build a campfire by making one you can eat!

    No registration is necessary.

    • Saturday, April 09, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV

    What: 15th Annual This Race Is For The Birds

    Where: Wild Goose Farm, 2935 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV

    When: Saturday, April 9, 2016

    Time: Day-of Registration 7:30 - 8:45 AM                Two timed races begin at 9:00 AM                                    One Mile Kids Fun Run begins 10:45 AM

    Cost: 10K timed run $30                                                   5K timed run $25                                                                   One Mile Kids Fun Run is free

    Please visit www.raceforthebirds.org to register.

    We are excited to announce our new race venue at the Wild Goose Farm. This beautiful property offers a fantastic fit for our community of runners and walkers. Participants will gather at the historic barn where the trails begin. The non-technical course winds along the Farm's bridle and fox hunting trails, around pristine ponds and grassy fields.

    Our RaceforBirds website will provide much information, however if you have further questions, please feel free to email race director Nan Johnson at race4birds@potomacaudubon.org

    • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    What: Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, Kearneysville

    When: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Topic: Night Sounds of the Appalachians 

    Presenter: Kevin Dodge

    Cost: free

    Join the Potomac Valley Audubon Society on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM for our regular monthly program.

    Kevin Dodge, professor and naturalist, will be demonstrating and discussing the nocturnal sounds typically heard in this region.

    Mr. Dodge provides "an entertaining guide to the different hoots, toots, peents, and peeps heard at night in the western Maryland mountains.  Kevin will weave together facts, stories, and sounds to recreate a night in the Alleghenies”.

    This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. 

    Dodge is a Professor of Wildlife and Biology at Garrett College in western Maryland, where he has taught since 1987. He is also Director of the College's Natural Resources and Wildlife Technology program.

    In addition to his teaching and research work at the College, Dodge is actively involved in natural resource issues in Garrett County and the surrounding area. He is chair of the Savage River State Forest Citizens’ Advisory Board, president of the Allegheny Highlands Conservancy (a local land trust), and a board member of the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association. 

    He is also a frequent local consultant to The Nature Conservancy, and leads numerous hikes and conducts programs for that organization and state parks and forests. 

    Directions: 

    Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430

    GPS location is Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville (Hospice is directly across the street from Food Lion)

    www.hospiceotp.org

    From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If traveling east, take a left off the exit. If traveling west, take a right off the exit. Follow to the stop light at Sheetz.  Turn right. Take the next left across from Food Lion onto Hospice Lane. Follow the road back.

    The office will be on your left (the inpatient facility will be on your right). The door to enter for the PVAS Program is to the right of the main office door. We will have a sign on the door. 

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Saturday, April 16, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV 25443

    What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Service Project: Forest Restoration Project

    Where: National Conservation Training Center

    When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 (register by Tuesday, April 12)

    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Meeting Place: Meet at the Support Services Parking Lot (same location as last year) 

    Questions: Clark Dixon dixonconsultants@aol.com

    Join your fellow Master Naturalists as they give back to the community at NCTC. NCTC has been a strong supporter of the Potomac Valley Audubon's Master Naturalist Program and we are excited to be able to show our appreciation through this service project.

    Master Naturalists will be working alongside Phil Pannill, Land Manager at NCTC and helping with the forest restoration project in the same manner as last year. The goal is to finish filling in the same section where they worked last year, replace any that perished (not many) and plant some more in a nearby location. 

    This is an opportunity to help reestablish this native hardwood ecosystem, widen the existing forest corridor for wildlife movement, and create better conditions for forest interior dwelling species.

    If you are not familiar where the meeting place at the Support Services Parking Lot is, please ask for directions at the guard station upon entering NCTC.

    Please be prepared, you may be asked to show a valid drivers license or ID upon entering NCTC.

    Registration closes on Tuesday, April 12. 

    If you are unsure if you will attend or not, please register anyway. Names of all participants need to be submitted to NCTC on Wednesday April 13.  

    If you have questions, please contact Clark Dixon at dixonconsultants@aol.com

    • Saturday, April 16, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve

    What: Annual Wildflower Festival at Yankauer Preserve
    When:  Saturday, April 16, 2015. Rain or Shine!
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    This festival, which is held to coincide with the peak of the spring wildflower season, will include guided wildflower walks through the preserve for advanced and beginner/families.  Children's activities and refreshments will be located at the pavilion.  A new StoryWalk will be posted on the Cedar Loop so that families can walk the trail and read a book at the same time.

    Guided walks will leave the pavilion on the hour, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  though visitors are welcome to explore the trails on their own as well. 

    Admission to all these events will be free and everyone is welcome. No pre-registration is required.

    For the eighth year in a row, the festival will also include a special Poetry Walk.  These poems, contributed by local poets, focus on spring themes and will be posted all along the preserve's Kingfisher Trail where the majority of wildflowers are found.  Children are encouraged to submit artwork celebrating "Flowers of Spring" that will be posted at the pavilion.

    During early April, a wide variety of wildflowers should still be on display, including bloodroot, spring beauties, Dutchman's breeches, and rue anemone.

    The trails at Yankauer are primitive, so wear sturdy walking shoes. Please leave pets at home.  And thank you for leaving the wildflowers for all to enjoy!

     

    • Monday, April 18, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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     When:  Monday April 18, 2016.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting's Neck Road (off Scrabble Road between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg).

    Price:  $10 per child/adult partner. ($15 for an adult and two children.  There is no charge for a second child under age 2)

    This Month's Theme:  Dirt Don't Hurt!  Let's look at the soil under our feet as we hike and look for tracks in the mud. 

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities!   The Wee Naturalist program leader is Anne Young, a trained environmental educator and mother of a preschooler. 

    Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first half hour of the program is designed for un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

     Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

     

    • Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • Sunday, May 15, 2016
    • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA

    What: General Donation to support the May 14 & 15 Birdathon 

    Where: Throughout the Eastern Panhandle, MD, WV and VA

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its seventh annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 14th & 15th.

    If you know the specific Team that you are supporting, you may enter the name during the donation process. Proceeds support Stauffer's Marsh Preserve. 

    Choose the amount you wish to donate and pay online. If you wish to donate a different amount or pay by check, you may send a check to Birdathon Donation, PVAS, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443.  Checks should be payable to PVAS. You should enter the team name on the memo line of the check.

    Winners of the Birdathon will be announced in the PVAS newsletter, the PVAS Annual Meeting,  and on the PVAS website.

    Please contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026 with any questions you may have.

    • Saturday, May 14, 2016
    • Sunday, May 15, 2016
    • Eastern Panhandle • MD, WV, VA

    What: Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon

    When: Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2016

    Time: All day Saturday and Sunday

    Cost: Free

    The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring its seventh annual “Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" the weekend of May 14 & 15.

    The Birdathon is named in honor of Ruth Ann Dean, who was a founding member and ardent supporter of PVAS, a Board member in the early years, and an avid birder.


    The event is open to all members of the public. It is a team event or a family activity. Birdwatchers at all levels of experience or expertise are invited to participate. Teams will compete to identify the highest numbers of bird species they find anywhere within Jefferson, Berkeley, Morgan or Washington counties within any 24-consecutive-hour-period during the May 14th - 15th weekend.

    Participants can choose to form their own teams, decide their team names and select their own leaders. Teams may consist of 2-5 members. If you don’t have a team, and want to participate, PVAS will help you find one.

    Another option is to participate individually or as a group in a "Big Sit." For the Big Sit, individuals identify, or a team identifies all birds they can see from within a 50-foot diameter circle of your choosing within the 24-consecutive-hour-period. They could choose their back porch, a circle within their backyard, or a 50 foot circle within a place they like to bird. They can invite friends and family to join them within the circle and make it a special event.

    Winners of the Birdathon and Big Sit will be announced in the PVAS newsletter and on the PVAS website.

    There is no entry fee, and registration is available here on this website. 

    Contact Krista Hawley at (703) 303-1026 or adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org with any questions you may have.

    For more information, go to the "Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon" tab in the "Birding" section of this website. Questions? Contact Krista.

    This is one of a series of events PVAS is sponsoring this month to commemorate International Migratory Bird Day.

    • Monday, May 16, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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     When:  Monday May 16, 2016.  Pre-registration is required.

    Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whiting's Neck Road (off Scrabble Road between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg).

    Price:  $10 per child/adult partner. ($15 for an adult and two children.  There is no charge for a second child under age 2)

    This Month's Theme:  This Log Is A Home!  We're going to look for the critters that live under logs and have fun pretending to live under one, too!

    Introduce your preschooler (ages 3-5) to the natural world and explore it together through walks, circle time, games, crafts, and activities!   The Wee Naturalist program leader is Anne Young, a trained environmental educator and mother of a preschooler. 

    Every month we'll focus on something different in nature, appropriate to the season. The first half hour of the program is designed for un-programmed activities and exploring with your child together.  The structured program follows from 10-11 a.m.

    A minimum of 8 is needed to conduct the program, so pre-registration is essential.

     Pre-registration is required. If the minimum number is not met, this program can be cancelled.  Programs are conducted rain or shine and include activities in an open-air pavilion and nature walks. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 

     

    • Saturday, May 21, 2016
    • Shepherdstown, WV

    What: PVAS Native Plant Sale

    Where: Shepherdstown, WV 

    When: Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Promoting Potomac Pollinators

    Save the date!  Additional details to be provided at a later date.


    • Saturday, June 04, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $30 per camper (includes T-shirt)
    When:
    June 4, 2016
    Time:
      9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve

    Teens, entering 7th grade and older (ages 12-17), who have an interest in working with younger campers and serving as assistants to the camp staff may work as Junior Staff, either at Yankauer Preserve or the Peter Burr Farm. 

    All Junior Staff MUST attend training on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. at Yankauer Preserve. The training will cover learning about being a camp leader, work ethics, and how to be a great counselor. 

    Those who register for the training will be sent an information sheet which will provide more background on your experience working with children and preference on camp session dates.

    After completing the training, junior staff will be invited to volunteer for a week at camp with the possibility of being asked back for additional weeks.  Junior staff positions are limited each week.

    Bring a lunch and morning snack, sunscreen, and bug repellent. 

    Junior staff will be provided with one camp T-Shirt so please do not order one during this registration process (unless you want multiple shirts).  We will contact you concerning your preferred size.  T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp and click on the link to Parent Camp Information.

     

     

     

    • Monday, June 06, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 10, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $30 per day.  Choose the day(s) you wish to sign up for individually.  ($150 for all 5 days).
    When:
    June 6-10, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Do you love camp, but can’t commit to a full week?  Pick and choose your days during this week. You can register for just one day, the entire week, or anywhere in between.  Each day will feature hikes, games, crafts, and theme-specific activities in the woods.  Fort building will be limited to Thursday.

    Each day features a different theme: 

    Monday-Bird Brains (everything birds).

    Tuesday-Eco-Arts (arts of all kinds including those using recycled materials).

    Wednesday-Everything Animal (mammals mostly).

    Thursday-Fort Building (a day totally in the woods).

    Friday-Science Friday (science experiments of all kinds).

    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Thursday, June 09, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, July 02, 2016
    • 9:00 PM
    • NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
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    What: Birding 101

    When:  Classroom Sessions:  Thursday evenings June 9, 16, 23 & 30
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings June 11, 18, 25 & July 2nd

    Time:  Classroom Sessions: 7-9 p.m.
    Field Trips: Saturday mornings (typically 7am-12pm)

    Where: Classroom Sessions: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown WV, 
    June 9th will be in Science Lab Room #218
    June 16, 23 & 30 Room #158 Instructional West

    Field Trips: various locations around the Panhandle

    *Price: $90  per person for PVAS Members and   $100 per person for the general public

    Workshop Leaders: Wil Hershberger and Bob Dean

    PVMN Re-cert Hours

    Birding 101 is tailored for beginning birders. It utilizes both classroom sessions and field trips to teach everything from bird identification to field etiquette to birding techniques and resources. This year the course will be taught by local birding experts Bob Dean and Wil Hershberger. An impressive collection of images and recordings, many captured by the instructors, enhance the course. 

     The classroom sessions will be held at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center. The first classroom session will be in Science Lab Room #218. June 16, 23 and 30 will be held in classroom #158 Instructional West. The field trips will be held at various locations around the Panhandle from roughly 7 a.m.–12 noon on the corresponding Saturdays (June 11, 18, 25 and July 2).

    Class size will be limited to 24 participants. The course is open to people of all ages but children younger than 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Registration is required. 

    *All but $50 of the registration fees will be refunded up to one week before the program begins. PVAS reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen issues. In this case, a full refund will be given.

    Please email any questions to Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or call 703-303-1026.
    • Monday, June 13, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 17, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    June 13-17, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods. Look for animal tracks, learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  All other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, June 16, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve (Back Creek Valley Road, Hedgesville WV)
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    Price: $100 per camper members/$125 non-members
    When:
    June 14-16, 2016 (3 days)
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve (Back Creek Valley)                                                                       Ages: 8-12 (entering grades 4-7)

    Spend three amazing days discovering Stauffer’s Marsh in Back Creek Valley!  Explore the water and the critters that live there, learn to identify birds and ducks, go creek walking in Back Creek, make an art project using the natural supplies you find in a wetland, and go marsh walking.  Things will be primitive (tents will provide shelter), but wetlands are a magical place, just waiting for you to arrive.  

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, June 20, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    June 20-24, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Can you build a bird’s nest as well as a bird?  How about a beehive as well as a bee?  Spend this week designing and constructing things with natural materials and see how your creations compare to the real thing. In addition to animal homes, try your hand erecting a tower, building a boat, making mud pies—and of course, building a fort that is actually weather-proof!  Every day it will be a different challenge to see if you are the master builder in the woods.

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, June 20, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, June 24, 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Shepherd University, Center for Contemporary Arts Building 1
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    Price: $200 members/ $225 non-members
    When:
    June 20-24, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–4:00pm
    Where:
    Shepherd University Center for Contemporary Arts (Building 1)

    Ages: 14-18 (entering grades 9-12)

    Learn the basics of digital photography, even if you've never held a camera, or work on your skills if you're already familiar.  Learn how to compose the BEST pictures, master manual lens settings and shutter speeds, then download the images to a computer for editing and manipulation with color and design techniques.  A Nikon 35mm digital SLR camera is provided for your use during the week. You'll keep all your images!  On Friday afternoon, share your best photos for family and friends at your first public artist exhibition!

    This session is held at Shepherd University's Contemporary Arts Center (Building 1)  and taught by professional photographers.

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.


    • Monday, June 27, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 01, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    June 27-July 1, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                         Ages: 6-12

    Are you the one who will be THE survivor?  Learn the importance of shelter, water, fire, food, and safety in the wild. Learn basic survival skills including building shelter, solar cooking, checking the weather, and being safe in the woods. Look for animal tracks, learn knot-tying and play challenge games in the great outdoors while you build your fort!

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  All other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 08, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $125 per camper members/$150 non-members
    When:
    July 5-8, 2016 (4 days)
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                           Ages: 6-12

    Mix potions and concoctions, plan and conduct experiments with just about everything during this week of science discovery!  Get the scoop on poop, dissect an owl pellet and a rotting log, examine skulls and skins, grow some bacteria, and maybe work on a couple of explosions! 

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 08, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $125 per camper members/$150 non-members
    When:
    July 5-8, 2016 (4 days)
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                        Ages: 10-13 (entering grades 5-8)

    There’s been a crime against animals and you have to solve it!  What kind of skull is it?  Whose skin?  Investigate the “crime scene" and collect the evidence as you learn more about the lives of animals that live at Yankauer. Back at HQ, learn to take and interpret your own fingerprints, extract DNA, and discover more about the science behind forensics.

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, July 11, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 15, 2016
    • 1:30 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $125 per camper (members)/$150 (non-members)
    When:
    July 11-15, 2016
    Time: 9:00am–1:30pm
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                        Ages: 5-6 (entering grades K-1)

    This session is designed just for campers who are ready to come to camp on their own, but for a shorter day without a parent.  Explore insects, mammals, birds, and the forest through hands-on activities. Spend time in the woods hiking and building a fort, too!

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, July 11, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 15, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV
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    Price: $150 per camper members/$175 non-members
    When:
    July 11-15, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV                            Ages: 6-12

    What was life like 200 years ago?!  This week is a chance for you to find out!  Make a cornhusk doll, investigate the animals that provided food, make your own bread, butter, and yogurt cheese, weave on a lap loom, make berry ink and write with a quill, collect the eggs, even weave your own paper basket.  There’s still time for pioneer games, tongue-twisters, and maybe making a candle. 

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, July 18, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 22, 2016
    • 11:30 AM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve
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    Price: $50 per first camper/adult; $10 for additional preschool child (No charge for siblings under age 2).
    When: July 18-22, 2016
    Time: 9:00–11:30 a.m.
    Where:
    Yankauer Nature Preserve                       Ages: 3-5

    Adult/child teams will explore the natural world together through circle time, short hikes, crafts, hands-on nature exploration, and stories.  Every day is a different nature theme! 

    Be sure to dress in clothes you can get dirty!  Bring a morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

    T-shirts are available in Youth and Adult sizes (Youth XS-Adult XL).  T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.

    For complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to Yankauer Preserve, and other things parents want to know, go to www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Monday, July 18, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, July 22, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV
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    Price: $200 per camper members/$225 non-members
    When:
    July 18-22, 2016
    Time:
    9:00am–3:00pm
    Where:
    Peter Burr Farm, Bardane WV                   Ages: 8-13 (entering grades 4-7)

    Life 200 years ago was a real survival situation!  Fire, food, and water were basics that you couldn’t do without, so this week will challenge you to really rough it.  Learn to build a fire, then cook over it.  Practice your knife and whittling skills.  Learn knot-tying and lash a wood frame.  Maybe even make a “bone” whistle. On Thursday night, you and a parent are challenged to spend the night under the stars (no tents!) at the Peter Burr farm after cooking your dinner over the open campfire. 

    • Non-PVAS members pay the higher price for the first child only.  Other children in your family may be enrolled at the lower price.
    • If you wish to reserve your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit, please contact Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org before you register.
    • Campers should dress in clothes that can get dirty!  Bring a lunch and morning snack, water in a refillable water bottle, sunscreen, and bug repellent.
    • T-shirts must be ordered by May 30 to ensure delivery at camp.
    • Complete information about what to bring to camp, directions to camp, and other things parents want to know, is found at www.PotomacAudubon.org/discovercamp.
    • Friday, July 29, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 31, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baraboo, Wisconsin

    What: Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip 

    Where: The Aldo Leopold Foundation and The International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin

    When: Friday, July 29 - Sunday July 31, 2016

    Contact: Lynne Wiseman  #304-676-2725

    Registration is required with a registration deadline of Friday, April 15.

    This exciting trip will be highlighted by a visit to the Aldo Leopold Foundation! Our group tour will take us to the “Shack” to learn about the history & philosophy of Aldo Leopold, walk through the landscapes that provided the inspiration for “A Sand County Almanac” and see the famous “Shack” that was the center of one of our nation’s earliest attempts at land restoration. We will also see the “greenest building in the world” and learn about how this energy efficient design, alternative energy technologies and the use of local materials earned this rating. By combining these two tours we will see how the thread of Aldo Leopold’s land ethic ties the two sites together. We will also spend time on the trails of this interesting property.

    Our second adventure will be to visit The International Crane Foundation, the only place on Earth that you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species. We will have several guided tours of the facility from “Flyways, Culture and Cranes, Whooping Cranes to Conservation Leadership” as well as take a hike on their nature trails and browse their nature themed gift shop. We will observe all 15 crane species, learn about crane biology, investigate the current threats to crane survival, methods used to conserve endangered species and learn about international work and initiatives.

    On our third day in Baraboo we will be planning several other venues to visit. A meeting will be held in mid-April to discuss travel and third day events. Please sign up as soon as possible so we can start making plans!

    This will be a three day schedule of events in Baraboo on July 29-31st. Travel is on your own but we will have information for you on trains, planes and car routes. Once in Wisconsin we can provide transportation to and from events and to dinner. We have spoken to several hotel/motels in the area (Baraboo & Wisconsin Dells) that will be reserving rooms for us. You will need to plan to be there on July 28th as we will be starting the tour of Aldo Leopold at 9am on July 29th. Our events will end on Sunday July 31st so you can plan to leave on August 1st or stay on and enjoy the area.

    For further information, fees to foundation events, transportation to events and other venues (travel to Wisconsin and lodging at your own expense) please call Lynne Wiseman 304-676-2725. 

    Registration is required by Friday April 15 so that plans can be made.

Past events

Saturday, February 06, 2016 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Southern States Wild Bird Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 30, 2016 18th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Canceled: Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Tour the Grapevine Road Recycling Center
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: International Wildlife Trafficking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 02, 2016 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Monday, December 21, 2015 Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 19, 2015 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Appalachian Fruit Research Station Tour
Saturday, November 28, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk: Virginius Island
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Medicinal Plants: Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program: History and Tales of the Christmas Bird Count
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Sunday, November 08, 2015 CANCELLED - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Monday, November 02, 2015 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Friday, October 30, 2015 Halloween Eve Owl Prowl
Saturday, October 24, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 PVAS's Public Program in Morgan County, Backyard Naturalists
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Freshwater Mussels
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Bird Walk and Tour of the Historic Ridgedale House
Friday, October 09, 2015 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, October 04, 2015 Postponed - Family Outdoor Adventures: Letterboxing Trek
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Monarch Butterfly Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, September 26, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, September 19, 2015 Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Friday, September 18, 2015 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, September 13, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; Local Mosquito & Tick Issues
Saturday, September 05, 2015 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Discover Nature with a Walking Tour of Shenandoah University's Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
Sunday, August 23, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Whiting's Neck Caving Adventure
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Friday, August 21, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Thursday, August 20, 2015 PVAS Charity Art Bazaar at the Bridge Gallery!
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Mushrooms
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Singing Insects Walk on the C&O Canal
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Family Outdoor Adventures: Build A Family Fort at Yankauer Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Field Trip and Hike at Ice Mountain Preserve
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Natural History Workshop; "Wasted Light, Stolen Night: An Introduction to Light Pollution"
Saturday, July 25, 2015 First Annual Butterfly Count
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Martinsburg)
Monday, July 20, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending, Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Fireflies, Fiddles, and Frogs Family Picnic
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 13, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Pioneer Adventure (Peter Burr Farm)
Sunday, July 12, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Butterfly...Flutter By (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, July 06, 2015 Cacapon Institute's Stream Scholars Camp
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Project WET/Project WILD/Project Learning Tree Workshop for Teachers
Monday, June 29, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: I'm Flying! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 27, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, June 22, 2015 Teen Nature Photography Camp (Shepherd University)
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2
Monday, June 22, 2015 WAITING LIST Audubon Discovery Camp: Outdoor Adventurer-Build A Techno Trail
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer-Build a Techno Trail (Shepherdstown)
Monday, June 22, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 20, 2015 Tour of the Wildlife Center of Virginia
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 4 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Monday, June 15, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs! (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Bird Walk at the Blue Ridge Tract (WMA) in Shannondale
Monday, June 08, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer Nature Preserve)
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Monday, June 01, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Campfire Cooking Class
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Fern Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 23, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Sunday, May 17, 2015 Natural History of the Timber Rattlesnake
Saturday, May 16, 2015 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program; The Birds of Cuba
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Bolivar Heights, Harper's Ferry National Park
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Plant Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Sunday, May 10, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Mother's Day Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Friday, May 08, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk in Western Berkeley County
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Monday, May 04, 2015 Wee Naturalists
Monday, May 04, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Field Trip to Eversweet Apiaries; Intro to Honeybees, Honey & Beekeeping
Sunday, May 03, 2015 Celebration IMBD! Bird Walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Spring Gathering
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Monday, April 27, 2015 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Sunday, April 26, 2015 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Saturday, April 25, 2015 This Race Is For The Birds
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Earth Day Bird Walk at North Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Sharing Nature With Children: Spring and Summer
Sunday, April 19, 2015 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Wildflower Festival
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Guided Walking Tour of the State Arboretum of Virginia
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Friday, April 03, 2015 Bird Walk at the historic Claymont Mansion property
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Spring Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Field Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA
Sunday, March 15, 2015 Spring Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Winter Wildlife and Tracks Walk at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, March 07, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Project Learning Tree, Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, February 22, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh - still scheduled despite snow forecast.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Volunteer Day: Save our Trees from Invasive Vines at Morgan's Grove Park - CANCELED
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Winter Tree Identification Field Trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Saturday, January 31, 2015 Family Nature Tales
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, January 26, 2015 Field Trip to the National Weather Service's Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office - Postponed due to snow storm
Sunday, January 25, 2015 17th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Mid-Winter Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Winter Bird Walk & Driving Tour
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Natural History Workshop: Safety in the Outdoors
Saturday, January 03, 2015 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, January 01, 2015 New Year's Day Hike at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, December 27, 2014 Christmas Bird Count at Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, December 20, 2014 Winter Bird Walk followed by Tour of Claymont Mansion
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Winter Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Sunday, December 07, 2014 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Bird Walk at Altona Marsh
Saturday, November 22, 2014 Tree Walk: Trees in Transition and Winter Identification
Saturday, November 15, 2014 Cathedral State Park/Blackwater Falls State Park Field Trip
Thursday, November 13, 2014 eMammal: Citizen Science Program at Blandy and PVAS walk through Arboretum
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Monday, November 10, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Owl-Banding Field Trip
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area Bird Walk
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk; Virginius Island
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Monday, November 03, 2014 Saw-Whet Owl Banding Station Field Trip
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Astronomy Program and guided tour at Fort Frederick State Park
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Bird Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Training Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Friday, October 10, 2014 Cape May Hawk Watching Trip
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Program Development
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Mammals
Saturday, September 20, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Slime Molds
Friday, September 19, 2014 Nature Photography Workshop
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Hawk Watch at Bolivar Heights
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Hawk Watching Trip at the Washington Monument State Park
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Advanced Birding Series - Raptors
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Monthly Program
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Celebrate Wilderness!
Saturday, August 23, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Rolling Ridge Foundation Lands
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Soils
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Nature Hike at Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Advanced Birding Series - Shorebirds
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Geology of WV
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Aquatic Habitats
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Bird and Butterfly Walk in Loudoun County VA
Monday, July 14, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Back in the Good Ol' Days WAITING LIST
Monday, July 14, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Back In The Good Ol' Days (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Bird Walk at Final Attack Trail, Antietam National Battlefield
Monday, July 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Tales In The Woods (CraftWorks at Cool Spring)
Monday, July 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp for Younger Campers: Nature Buddies (Yankauer)
Monday, June 30, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Mystery Week
Monday, June 30, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (Yankauer)
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Saturday, June 28, 2014 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 23, 2014 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: WAITING LIST Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Monday, June 23, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Fish
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Insects and Spiders of WV
Saturday, June 21, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Deep Woods Detective 1 WAITING LIST
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventure WAITING LIST
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Outdoor Adventurer
Monday, June 16, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Deep Woods Detective 1 (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Bird Walk at Antietam National Battlefield - Snavely's Ford
Monday, June 09, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Outdoor Explore Family Event: Creek Sneak
Saturday, June 07, 2014 Summer Tree Identification Walk
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Early Morning Nature Walk: Birds and Butterflies
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 02, 2014 Audubon Discovery Camp For Younger Campers: Out of the Nest (ages 3-5 with a parent attending)
Saturday, May 31, 2014 Member BBQ and Annual Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Butterflies
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Amphibians and Reptiles
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Outdoor Explore Family Event: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Birds of WV
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Geology of Hardy County WV
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! "Birding Through History" Bird Walk
Friday, May 09, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Thursday, May 08, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry; Murphy's Farm
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Sideling Hill
Monday, May 05, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk on the C&O Canal
Sunday, May 04, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Eidolon Preserve
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Sam Michael's Park, Jefferson County
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Antietam Battlefield; Burnside Bridge
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Big Sit at Harpers Ferry National Park, Murphy Farm
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 03, 2014 Fifth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Team Registration
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN: Biking/Birding Trip along the Western Maryland Rail Trail
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN: Celebrate IMBD! Children's Birding Workshop/Birdwalk
Monday, April 28, 2014 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, April 27, 2014 Hagerstown City Park Bird Walk
Saturday, April 26, 2014 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Friday, April 25, 2014 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, April 20, 2014 General Nature Hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Monday, April 14, 2014 C&O Canal Biking Trip
Sunday, April 13, 2014 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 12, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Nature Sketching
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, April 05, 2014 13th Annual Race for the Birds
Thursday, April 03, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Birding 101
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Shannondale Springs Birding Walk
Sunday, March 23, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Tree Nurturing
Saturday, March 22, 2014 RESCHEDULED Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Explore Eidolon!
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Fly Fishing
Sunday, March 16, 2014 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Saturday, March 01, 2014 Winter Tree Identification Walk
Saturday, March 01, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, February 15, 2014 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 14, 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University - CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED SNOW
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Saturday, February 08, 2014 NCTC Bird Walk - CANCELLED
Friday, January 31, 2014 2014 Master Naturalist Program Applications Due
Saturday, January 25, 2014 16th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Sunday, January 12, 2014 Raptor Trip to Grant and Hardy Counties
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 PVAS Program at Shepherd University
Saturday, January 04, 2014 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, December 15, 2013 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count: DATE CHANGE
Sunday, November 24, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Kearneysville
Saturday, November 23, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, November 18, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Owl-Banding Trip
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Outdoor Cooking at Cacapon State Park--CANCELLED
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk (Harpers Ferry)
Monday, November 04, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Fish
Sunday, November 03, 2013 Waggoners Gap Bird Walk
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Oktoberfest at Wild Goose Farm
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Monday, October 21, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Saturday, October 19, 2013 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Friday, October 18, 2013 Special evening bird walk under a full moon
Friday, October 11, 2013 Cape May Fall Raptor Trip (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center-CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Outdoor Explore! Family Event: Hike the Hills CANCELLED
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Tree Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, October 05, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, September 23, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines
Sunday, September 22, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Terrestrial Habitats
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Mammals
Saturday, September 21, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Soils
Friday, September 20, 2013 Sixth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Backyard Birding
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Grapevine Road Recycling Center Tour
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, September 06, 2013 Chimney Swift watch
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, August 26, 2013 Wee Naturalists
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Berkeley County Birding Trip
Sunday, August 18, 2013 Geocaching Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Elective Class: Song of Insects
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Master Naturalist Class: Wildflowers and Weeds
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Tree Walk at Morgan's Grove
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Friday, July 26, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Song of Insects
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Bird Walk in Loudoun County VA
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Monday, July 15, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Ol' Time Arts (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Hiking Trip to Shenandoah National Park
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 3 (Yankauer)
Monday, July 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Camp, Canoe, Canal (Yankauer)
Monday, July 01, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Bugs-a-Billion! (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Monday, June 24, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 2 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 22, 2013 NCTC Bird Walk
Monday, June 17, 2013 Nature Photography Camp For Teens
Monday, June 17, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor 1 (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Butterfly Atlas Training
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Dragonflies of WV
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Shannondale Springs WMA Bird Walk
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Rock On! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 10, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp: Do You Like Spiders and Snakes? (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Champagne Garden Party
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp For Teens: Junior Staff
Saturday, June 08, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Up the Creek
Friday, June 07, 2013 Shepherdstown's Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Claymont Mansion Bird Walk
Monday, June 03, 2013 Outdoor Cooking Class
Monday, June 03, 2013 Preschool Camp: Just For Fledglings (age 5, entering Kindergarten)
Saturday, June 01, 2013 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Preschool Camp: Out of the Nest (ages 3-4 with a parent attending)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Out of the Nest
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Shannondale Springs Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Bird Walk at Claymont Mansion
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Saturday, May 18, 2013 Bird Trip to Bombey Hook and other Eastern Shore Locations
Sunday, May 12, 2013 Mother's Day Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Saturday, May 11, 2013 "Big Sit" at Rumsey Park
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Bagels and Birds-CANCELLED
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon Donation
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Fourth Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Friday, May 10, 2013 Celebrate IMBD with Eric Dinerstein "The Kingdom of Rarities"
Friday, May 10, 2013 PVAS Reception With Eric Dinerstein
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Eidolon Nature Preserve
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Bird Walk at Sleepy Creek WMA
Monday, May 06, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, May 06, 2013 C&O Canal Bird Walk
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Introduction to Birding
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Antietam Battlefield/Snavely Ford Bird Walk
Thursday, May 02, 2013 Harpers Ferry Hike
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Ecology and History of the Chesapeake Bay
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Family StoryWalk in Martinsburg
Saturday, April 27, 2013 Bird Walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 21, 2013 Interpretive hike at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 20, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Exploring Vernal Pools
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Monday, April 15, 2013 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Hike the Hills
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Friday, April 12, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Friday, April 12, 2013 Nature Photography Workshop
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, April 06, 2013 Wildflower Festival
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Birding Trip to Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, March 24, 2013 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Bird Trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, March 16, 2013 Winter Tree Identification - Shepherdstown
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Run for Cover!
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project WET
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Bird Walk at Shannondale Springs WMA
Friday, March 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Bird Walk at Schoolhouse Ridge/Harpers Ferry National Park
Saturday, March 02, 2013 Hike the Appalachian Trail-Keys Gap Area
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild Aquatic Workshop
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Shenandoah River Birding Trip
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Birding Trip to Jefferson County Waterfowl Hotspots
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Eastern Shore Birding Trip
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore
Friday, February 15, 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Duck, Duck, Geese?
Saturday, February 09, 2013 Wildlife Signs Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, February 08, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Sunday, January 27, 2013 Potomac Valley Nature Writers Group
Saturday, January 26, 2013 15th Annual C&O Canal Winter Bird Survey
Friday, January 18, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Pictures in the Sky
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Natural History Workshop: Backyard Birding
Saturday, January 12, 2013 Outdoor Explore!: Winter Dens
Friday, January 11, 2013 Nature Photographers Pot Luck
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, January 05, 2013 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 15, 2012 Charles Town Christmas Bird Count
Friday, December 14, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Harpers Ferry Birdwalk
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Give Chase
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Harpers Ferry Hike
Thursday, December 06, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Monday, December 03, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Snowflakes and Snowbirds
Saturday, November 17, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Bird Walk
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Harpers Ferry Bird Walk
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Monday, November 12, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Owl-Banding
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Muddy Sneakers
Saturday, November 10, 2012 PVAS Hawk Watch at Snicker's Gap
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Nature's Art
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 20, 2012 Hike to Jefferson's Rock at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch
Monday, October 15, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Bugs, Bones, and Bats
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Cape May Hawk-watch Trip
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Saturday, October 06, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Bolivar Heights bird walk
Sunday, September 30, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Trip
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Fall Edible Wild Plants
Friday, September 28, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting--Room Change!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Growing Native Seed Collection Event
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Natural History of Dolly Sods
Friday, September 21, 2012 Fifth Annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival
Thursday, September 20, 2012 Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch trip
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Bolivar Heights Bird Walk
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Monday, September 17, 2012 Washington Monument Hawk Watch trip
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Evening Insect Walk
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Cathedral State Park
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Master Birder: Raptors
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Footsteps in the Forest
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Mushroom Hunters
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: C&O Canal Trek
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 Shorebird Pond birding trip
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Shorebird Pond Birding Trip
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Butterfly & Wetland Walk
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Ice Mountain
Saturday, August 25, 2012 PVAS Sponsors Pledge to Fledge at Stauffer' Marsh Nature Preserve
Friday, August 24, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Wee Naturalist: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve Bird Walk - Shorebirds
Sunday, August 12, 2012 Family Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Sky Ranger's Perseids Party
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Shorebird Trip to various locations in Jefferson/Berkeley counties
Friday, August 10, 2012 Nature Photography Workshop
Friday, August 03, 2012 Birding Trip to Delaware Shore
Thursday, August 02, 2012 Evening Nature Walk at Cacapon State Park
Friday, July 27, 2012 Nature Photographers Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Bird Walk at the C&O Canal Near Harper's Ferry
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Antietam Battlefield Birding Trip
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor, Part Deux (Yankauer)
Monday, July 16, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 14, 2012 Outdoor Explore!: Creek Sneak
Monday, July 09, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Saturday, July 07, 2012 Stauffer's Marsh Nature Reserve Bird Walk
Monday, July 02, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Mystery Week (4 days, Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Into The Wild (FLOC)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Hop, Slither, Sneak! (Yankauer)
Monday, June 25, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Peter Burr Farm)
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Natural History Workshop: American Beaver in West Virginia
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Antietam Battlefield birding trip
Friday, June 22, 2012 Trip to Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal VA
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp WAITING LIST: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Adventure Challenge (FLOC)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Life On The Frontier (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: The Simple Life (Peter Burr Farm)
Monday, June 18, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Camp Survivor (Yankauer)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Harpers Ferry bird walk
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp: Nature Detectives (Yankauer)
Monday, June 11, 2012 Audubon Discovery Camp for Teens: Wild Wings (Yankauer)
Saturday, June 09, 2012 PVAS Annual Meeting and Picnic
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Mountain Laurel walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve in Morgan County
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, June 02, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Birding trip to Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Preschool Audubon Discovery Camp: Out of the Nest (Yankauer)
Saturday, May 26, 2012 Birding trip to Canaan Valley
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Bird walk at the Harpers Ferry National Park's Murphy's Farm
Saturday, May 12, 2012 Third Annual Ruth Ann Dean Memorial Birdathon
Thursday, May 10, 2012 Bird Walk at Flowing Springs Park
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservation Training Center
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh
Sunday, May 06, 2012 Trillium Walk
Sunday, May 06, 2012 C&O Canal bird walk
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Bald Eagle watch for parents and children - CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Garlic Mustard Pull
Saturday, May 05, 2012 Birding Through History at the Antietam National Battlefield
Saturday, May 05, 2012 "Introduction to Birding"
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 Special evening program at the National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, April 29, 2012 Bird walk at the Eidolon Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Winston Gardens Native Plant Nursery Spring Open House Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Saturday, April 21, 2012 11th Annual Race for the Birds
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Birding trip to Altona Marsh
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Wildflower Festival
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Birding trip to the Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Landscape Gardening Conference at Shenandoah University
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 PVAS Program at the National Conservtion Training Center
Thursday, April 05, 2012 Birding 101
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Bird walk on the C&O Canal near Harpers Ferry
Sunday, April 01, 2012 Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Natural History Workshop: Edible Wild Plants
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Bird walk at the National Conservation Training Center
Friday, March 30, 2012 Potomac Valley Nature Photographers Meeting at NCTC
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Hike to Jefferson Rock at Harpers Ferry
Thursday, March 22, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Wee Naturalist Registration
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Birding trip along the Shenandoah River in Jefferson County
Saturday, March 17, 2012 Wildlife Signs walk at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 PVAS Program at National Conservation Training Center
Sunday, March 11, 2012 Bird walk at Stauffer's Marsh Nature Preserve in Berkeley County
Friday, March 09, 2012 Evening trip to observe the flight of the American Woodcock
Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Bird Walk at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's Murphy Farm
Saturday, March 03, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip at Cacapon State Park
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 C&O Canal Bird Walk at Harpers Ferry
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Winter tree identification field trip along the C&O Canal
Saturday, February 18, 2012 Birding trip to the Eastern Shore - Canceled!!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 PVAS Program at NCTC
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Birding Trip Along Shenandoah River
Saturday, February 04, 2012 Birding Trip at NCTC
Saturday, January 21, 2012 C&O canal bird walk
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 PVAS Program
Saturday, December 31, 2011 Inwood Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Wee Naturalist
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Saturday, August 20, 2011 Master Naturalist Workshop—Monarch Watch
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Sunday, August 14, 2011 Tour of Redbud Organic Farm
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Music in the Cedars
Friday, July 29, 2011 Birding Trip to the Delaware Shore


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

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 
Kristin@potomacaudubon.org

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739 
Ellen@potomacaudubon.org

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
AdultPrograms@PotomacAudubon.org
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