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Potomac Valley Audubon Society’s Monthly Program: Save Our Swifts!
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presenters: Kristin Alexander and Katelyn (KC) Walters
PVMN Re-Cert Eligible
Save Our Swifts!
Kristin and KC will be sharing their passion for Chimney Swift conservation and dedication to the Raise the Roost project. Learn about these charismatic little birds and our fundraiser to bring their habitat back to Shepherdstown!
Kristin Alexander has served as PVAS’s Executive Director since January 2007. She first came to PVAS in 2001, and was Director of the Yankauer Nature Preserve until 2007. Kristin graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education in 1994. She subsequently worked as an instructor and curriculum developer at several nature-related educational institutions in various states, including the Echo Hill Outdoor School in Worton MD, National Wildlife Federation camps in Colorado and North Carolina, the Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, MN, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, in Aspen CO, and the Under Water World Aquarium in Bloomington MN. She completed a Master’s Degree in Experiential Learning from Minnesota State University in 2000 and moved to the Eastern Panhandle in August 2000.
Katelyn (KC) Walters, a Shepherdstown native, is PVAS’s Conservation and Land Manager. KC is a Shepherd alumna, and holds a M.S. in Biology, with a focus in forest ecology, from James Madison University. Her master’s thesis evaluated the long-term effectiveness of treating hemlock trees for hemlock woolly adelgid infestation in Shenandoah National Park. During her college education, she worked as an intern for the Freshwater Institute and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. After graduation, she interned with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in southeastern Louisiana where she served as a forestry technician and became a certified Wildland Firefighter. Most recently, KC worked with Sustainable Solutions LLC as the Lead Natural Resources and GIS Technician.
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 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 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.