PVAS offers a wide range of programs and activities that are aimed at promoting greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world for youth, adults, and families such as field trips to natural areas, summer camps, monthly lectures, school programs and many others.

Recent News

Click on the blue links below to find out more about any of these programs.  Click here to see  a printable version of the Events Calendar.

Help Us Celebrate Wildflowers!  Spring really will come and to help celebrate, wildflowers at Yankauer will appear!  Local poets (you don’t have to be famous!) are invited to submit poems that will be displayed along the trails as part of our annual Wildflower Festival on April 18.  Those who would like to submit poems should send them by email to Ellen@PotomacAudubon.org.  Poems may also be sent by mail to Poetry Walk,  c/o PVAS, PO Box 578, Shepherdstown WV 25443.   The deadline for submission is April 1.

Registration for 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp is now open!  We offer financial assistance to some amazing overnight nature camps, too!  The 2015 Audubon Discovery Camp brochure is here.  Registration links are on the camp page.  Learn more about scholarships here.

Race For The Birds 2015 is now open for registration! Please visit our race website to register. www.raceforthebirds.org

If you find an injured wild animal and need assistance, contact Diana Mullis, Wildlife Rescue Coordinator   304-754-3753 or dianamullis@aol.com

Program Updates

Teachers!  PVAS has lots of teacher resources and new ones are being posted regularly.  Teachers are encouraged to check out our Educational Programs and our StoryWalk website.  And why not apply to be a WV Sustainable School

Job Opportunities.  PVAS often has need for part-time program instructors.  More information can be found on our Job Opportunities page.

Just a reminder...in this part of the US, you want to keep using insect repellent when out in the woods and grassy fields all year round.  Ticks in this area can carry Lyme Disease and mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus.  Why give them a chance to bite you?

Are you looking for a good nature book?  Check out some suggestions here!

Natural History Workshops!  PVAS offers many workshops during the year.  The 2015 events can be found in the Events Calendar. More are added frequently.  

Our Next PVAS Monthly Program

PVAS's next monthly program will be held on April 8 at 7 p.m, at Hospice of the Panhandle in Kearneysville (GPS: Hospice Lane is opposite the Food Lion, 50 Coast Guard Dr., Kearneysville WV (on old Route 9), not the old location in Martinsburg). Please see hospiceotp.org for directions to their new facility. Shawn Walker, certified arborist, licensed tree expert and WV Master Naturalist, will present on the Emerald Ash Borer.

Support PVAS

Federal Employees can support PVAS through the Combined Federal Campaign:  CFC#29061.

You can also support PVAS using the Support PVAS icon in the blue menu bar.

Download PVAS calendar

Download a printable calendar of events to keep informed about all the many PVAS activities. Details of these events can also be viewed on our Online Events Calendar.

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Upcoming events

Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:00 AM • Morgans Grove Park, Shepherdstown, WV (meet in lower parking lot near railroad tracks)
Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 PM • Yankauer Nature Preserve
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 7:30 AM • Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area
Thursday, April 02, 2015 7:00 PM • NCTC, Shepherdstown, WV
Friday, April 03, 2015 7:30 AM • Claymont Mansion outside of Charles Town

          © 2014 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

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

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director
phone // 304-676-3397 

Ellen Murphy, Program Director
phone // 304-676-8739 

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
phone // 703-303-1026
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