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.

If you haven't been on our Facebook page lately, you're invited to check it out! 

PVAS is co-sponsoring a joint Project WET/Project WILD/Project Learning Tree workshop for certified teachers.  Details on the June 30th program are here.

Wee Nats is back!  Our next program is June 1!  Suzi Taylor is leading the program. Register here!

New sessions for Audubon Discovery Camp are being offered in July.  Check them out here!  We offer financial assistance to some amazing overnight nature camps, too!  Learn more about scholarships here.

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 Wednesday, September 9th 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. Matthew Patterson, US Fish and Wildlife Biologist and Course Leader at the National Conservation Training Institute will be presenting on Freshwater Mussels, with an emphasis on conservation status and life history as well as the mussel fauna of the Potomac.

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

Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00 AM • Eidolon Nature Preserve, Morgan County
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM • Yankauer Nature Preserve, Whitings Neck Rd, Martinsburg WV
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM • Kearneysville, WV
Saturday, May 30, 2015 6:00 PM • Yankauer Preserve

          © 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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