Audubon Afternoon

Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Sunday March 12, 2017

Please join us for a book talk by Pete Marra. Pete Marra, Director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Program will be discussing his recent book “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.”

Report from our 2016 Hog Island Teacher, Morgan Ochuizzo

Below are some things that will help you understand what we are doing at Centreville Elementary School (CES). Please encourage our NOVA Audubon board to visit us!

I have taken my knowledge gained on Hog Island and applied this in a leadership capacity at Centreville this year.

I work directly with a group of students as part of our Green Team. The students have worked to find funding for three more bluebird boxes to add to our current bluebird trail.

We have also hooked up a video link so that we now have a live streaming camera in one of our current boxes.

The students worked together to write a grant for a bird sound board that would be placed along the bluebird trail.

We are in the process of creating kid "TED talks" on the types of birds in our area.

Hog Island has helped me appreciate the power of nature and it's inner connectedness to all subject areas. The trip has taught me to stop, look up and listen. I express this to the students I reach on a weekly basis and the teachers I support in my building.

[The first grade team who hoped to have birding lessons had two(!) teachers hurt at school and now out on disability.- Mary McLean]


Hometown Habitat Film Showing

November 16, at 7:30

The Friends of Dyke Marsh will be screening “Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home”  at the Huntley Meadows Visitor Center.  This 90-minute documentary by Catherine Zimmerman explores how we can restore and incorporate nature into every landscape and redefine our relationship with nature.

Audubon Afternoon

Sep 11, 2016

Join us for an introduction to the Lower Potomac Important Bird Area (IBA), and the key habitat and resources it provides to migrating bird populations.  ASNV has “adopted” this IBA, which stretches south along the Virginia side of the Potomac River from Alexandria to Stafford County.