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Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s Monthly Program: “Muskrat Love; Romance in the Animal Kingdom
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenters: Amy Moore and Matt Wuertzer
PVMN Re-Cert. Eligible
Join PVAS educators, Amy Moore and Matt Wuertzer, as they celebrate Valentine’s Day by exploring the wild world of romance in nature. They will discuss the amazing rituals that animals from all over the world partake in to find a mate and why animals have developed such strange behaviors in the first place.
Amy and Matt’s shared passion for wildlife and excitement for the natural world around them has led them to the interesting study of animal adaptions and behaviors.
Amy is PVAS’s Lead Teacher and Naturalist. While studying at Towson University, Amy interned with the National Aquarium and Irvine Nature Center and worked for the University’s Office of Sustainability as a Compost Educator. Amy was also very involved in her university’s Outdoor Adventure program where she worked as an Outdoor Trip Leader, Kayak Clinic Instructor, Challenge Course Facilitator and Climbing Gym Supervisor. After earning her BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Informal Environmental Education in 2015, she served as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps member, working as a naturalist at Meadowside Nature Center in Rockville, Maryland. Most recently, Amy worked as a field instructor at the Mountain Institute at Spruce Knob, West Virginia, where she led students on backpacking trips and taught Watershed Education programs.
Matt is one of PVAS’s Environmental Educator AmeriCorps Volunteers and a recent graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a degree in Environmental Biology. While at SUNY Matt worked as a Teaching Assistant for several courses, including Entomology and Natural Resources in American history. He worked as a camp counsellor during the summer of 2018 at Peconic Dunes 4-H camp in Long Island, New York, teaching biology and environmentalism before moving back home to West Virginia and joining the PVAS team.
This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430
GPS location is Shop and Save, 50 Coast Guard Drive, Kearneysville
From WV Route 9, take the Short Road exit. If travelling east, take a left off the exit. If travelling 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 Education Center 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. Look for the yellow Audubon signs.
Please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387 with any questions you may have.