ASNV has awarded three $500 Youth Education mini-grants to help applicants connect youth to birds. Blue Ridge Middle School in western Loudoun County will use the funds to expand the native plant garden in its outdoor classroom and to conduct citizen science to determine whether more native birds are attracted as a result.
ASNV has awarded Conservation Grants totaling $4000 to assist applicants in improving or protecting habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife
Thanks to a very successful Annual Appeal Fundraising campaign this year, ASNV was able to award two scholarships to Audubon's "Educators Week" at Hog Island in Maine this summer. Arlington Public Schools autism specialist Deborah Hammer and Prince William County Public Schools science teacher Amanda Hoeschler will deepen their knowledge of environmental education and citizen science
ASNV worked with the Friends of Dyke Marsh to obtain a National Audubon Society grant of $1,903 for native plant restoration at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve. The funds have been transferred from ASNV to the Friends of Dyke Marsh to purchase native plants.
Do you support or want to develop a program to connect youth to birds? ASNV is pleased to announce a new grant program for youth education (preK-12). For this inaugural year, all types of requests will be considered: field trips, speaker and admission fees, equipment, transportation, plants, etc. Up to 25% of the grant may be used to cover administrative costs.
ASNV is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for conservation! We are making up to $4,000 available to winning applicants for projects that protect or improve habitat for birds, butterflies, other wildlife and/or native plants in the chapter’s territory. More information can be found here.
Imagine a beautiful and near-deserted island, offering stunning views, invigorating hikes, abundant birds and wildlife, puffin sightings, and scrumptious meals all week long. (Yes, ample desserts too.) This island was my home during a magical week of camp!