Master Naturalist Calendar

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 28, 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville,WV

    What: Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting, Potluck Lunch and Silent Auction

    Where: Hospice of the Panhandle, Education Center, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV

    When: Saturday, October 28, 2017

    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Bring: 

    • a dish to share 
    • your own plate, cup, napkin and silverware 
    • items to donate to the Silent Auction! 

    Questions: email Krista Hawley

    The PVMN Annual Meeting, Potluck Lunch and Silent Auction is Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

    Please note this year the Annual Meeting will be held at the Hospice of the Panhandle's Education Center (not the Orchard House). Directions are provided below. 

    The purpose of the gathering is to briefly conduct PVMN business, honor our new graduates, and recognize Master Naturalists who have achieved 5-years of active membership as well as socialize with others and, of course, eat.

    Bring a dish to share as well as your own plate, cup, napkin and silverware. (We will have extras in case you forget.) Coffee and lemonade will be provided.

    In addition, bring something for the Silent Auction! The proceeds from this annual auction provide scholarships to next year’s MN class. Ideas for things to contribute are…just about anything from t-shirts, books, food, field guides, crafts, bird items, and other fun stuff! Most items in the auction are in new or like-new condition. Last year we made over $600, which kept the class fee lower for several of this year’s class. We’re looking to make even more this year! And bring your checkbook so you can bid often and high!!

    We also have a book table where used books are available for just $1-$2. Some folks use that table to pass on natural history books/field guides that might be of interest to other MN’s and pick something new at the same time.

    The PVMN Coordinating Committee is seeking volunteers to help with the planning and execution of the Chapter's yearly instructional programming and all of its day-to-day operations...if you have been thinking of joining the Committee, we will have more information available at this meeting!

    We look forward to seeing our fellow Master Naturalists there!

    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 Annual Meeting is to the right of the main office door. We will have a yellow Audubon sign at the door. 


    • Wednesday, November 01, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cool Spring Preserve 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV 25414
    Register

    What: Maintenance Day

    Where: Cool Spring Preserve

    When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Cool Spring Preserve is found at 1469 Lloyd Rd, Charles Town, WV. The entrance is well marked and ample parking is available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance at Cool Spring Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish invasive species removal, maintain walking trails and improve the preserve habitat overall. Gather among friends for some hot coffee, cocoa, tea and cookies while we complete some outdoor maintenance work at Cool Spring Preserve.

    Invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Cool Spring Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Cool Spring Preserve has indoor bathrooms.

    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Yankauer Nature Preserve, across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV

    What:  Maintenance Day

    Where: Yankauer Nature Preserve

    When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 

    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Bridget Tinsley, PVAS Land and Watershed Program Manager,  304-261-6016 or email  bridget@potomacaudubon.org

    Location:  Yankauer Preserve is located across the street from 455 Whiting's Neck Rd, Martinsburg, WV.  The entrance is well marked with ample parking available.

    Join us for a day of maintenance day at Yankauer Nature Preserve! We'll work together to accomplish trail clearing and invasive species removal in preparation for events at Yankauer. Gather among friends refreshments and snacks while we complete some trail maintenance work at Yankauer Nature Preserve.

    Yankauer Nature Preserve protects native habitat for local flora and fauna, and is a favorite local area for hiking and birdwatching in Berkeley County. Maintenance work and invasive species removal is necessary to promote high quality native habitat at Yankauer Nature Preserve.  Your help is appreciated as we work together to clear invasive species and enhance habitat for local wildlife. Every pair of hands helps make a difference! 

    All necessary training, tools, gloves will be provided. Light refreshments will also be available. Yankauer Nature Preserve has bathrooms and water will be available to refill water bottles. 

    Master Naturalists who participate will earn volunteer hours for their re-certification. 


    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, Berkeley Springs, WV
    Register

    What: Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists

    Where: Morgan County Board of Education Office, 247 Harrison AVe, Berkeley Springs

    When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am (just prior to the Potomac Valley Audubon Society's Public Program)

    Cost: free

    Hosts: Certified Master Naturalists and the Master Naturalist Coordinating Committee

    We welcome everyone to stop by our Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists on Saturday, November 18 from 9 AM to 10 AM at the Morgan County Board of Education Office Building, Berkeley Springs, WV. 

    Have you been wondering how you can help protect West Virginia’s natural resources, educate yourself on a wide variety of Natural History topics and serve your community? Then this open house is for you!

    Stop by and learn about the training and volunteer opportunities offered by the W.V. Master Naturalist Program at the Potomac Valley Audubon Chapter’s Open House. Meet some Master Naturalists, see examples of volunteer projects, and have your questions answered.

    Our Master Naturalist Program is for ages 16 years and older.

    Registration for the open house is not required but encouraged.

    If you are currently a certified Master Naturalist, please feel free to bring along a friend that might be interested in becoming one as well! 

    The open house is just prior to the 10:00 PVAS Public Program.

    The Board of Education building is located at the Morgan County Board of Education Office, 247 Harrison Ave., Berkeley Springs, WV

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

Past events

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Master Naturalist Program Manual - Optional Order
Friday, September 29, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, September 23, 2017 Inspired by Nature - Natural History Workshop: Nature Sketching
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Monday, August 07, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Project Wild
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, July 28, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, May 19, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, May 12, 2017 CANCELLED: Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Cool Spring Preserve Maintenance Day
Sunday, April 30, 2017 PVMN Spring Gathering, A Leopold Spring
Friday, April 21, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Winter Tree Identification
Friday, March 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Friday, February 03, 2017 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, January 28, 2017 Winter Tree Identification
Saturday, January 21, 2017 Natural History Workshop: Wonders of Water (Sheds)
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Yankauer Maintenance Day
Saturday, October 29, 2016 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 24, 2016 Natural History Workshop: Creek Critters in Antietam Creek
Friday, July 29, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Field Trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Float Trip on the Opequon and Potluck
Saturday, June 04, 2016 Master Naturalist 10th Anniversary Campout at Rolling Ridge
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Establish a Monarch Waystation Volunteer Service Project
Saturday, April 30, 2016 Frogwatch USA Protocol Instructional Workshop
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Master Naturalist Service Project: Forest Restoration
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Tour of Cam Tabb & Sons Composting Farm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Saturday, October 31, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 United Way Day of Caring at Yankauer Preserve and Stauffer's Marsh
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Discover Nature with a Walking Tour of Shenandoah University's Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Natural History Workshop; Mushrooms
Saturday, May 02, 2015 Potomac Valley Master Naturalist Spring Gathering
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Open House for Prospective Master Naturalists
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
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Soils
Saturday, August 16, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Habitat Improvement
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Geology of WV
Saturday, July 19, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Aquatic Habitats
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Natural History of Fish
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Insects and Spiders of WV
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Amphibians and Reptiles
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Master Naturalist Class: Birds of WV
Sunday, May 04, 2014 Celebrate IMBD! Bird Walk at Eidolon Preserve
Sunday, April 06, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Nature Sketching
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Natural History Workshop: Introduction to Fly Fishing
Friday, January 31, 2014 2014 Master Naturalist Program Applications Due
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
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

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

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

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

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

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //
Kimberly@potomacaudubon.org

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

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

Bridget Tinsley, Land and Watershed Program Manager // 304-261-6016
Bridget@PotomacAudubon.org

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
Amy@PotomacAudubon.org
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