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March 2014

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ANS By the Numbers 

Thanks to your support, ANS was able to reach nearly 30,000 in 2013 with our environmental education programs and activites. 

∞ 11,735 partcipants in our children's programs
∞ 13,532 participating through GreenKids
∞ 2,294 in our adult programs 

And we're making a difference.  One GreenKids partner school teacher recently wrote: "Thank you for the terrific science reminder to go outside this morning! We got our whole fourth grade outside for one of our best lessons ever! We observed the wind blowing across the puddles, and we listened to the water rushing down the storm drains. We all agree that it was one of the best weather experiences ever!" 

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Keep the Pressure On: Save Ten Mile Creek 
Save Ten Mile Creek Jan. 27 RallyThe Montgomry County Council is expected to take a "straw vote" today on the Ten Mile Creek watershed plan. Help keep the pressure on. Tell the County Council no more delay, finish the job on Ten Mile Creek.The joint committee’s plan is far from full protection of our water resources, but the recommendations rightly seek to limit development. Now, the County Council must include essential science-based criteria to protect sensitive areas, wetlands and springs with adequate buffers and prohibit building on steep slopes. These criteria are essential.  Tell the County Council to finish the job to protect Ten Mile Creek. Take Action Now

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Spring Forward with a NHFS Course 

Green Tree FrogSign up while there's still space in the “Reptiles and Amphibians” Natural History Field Studies class, starting in April at a site in Northern Virginia. Or enroll in "Biology for Naturalists," “Spring Flower ID,” or “The Living Soil,” among others, either for professional development -- or for the pure pleasure of learning about the natural history of our area. Find a complete listing of these popular continuing education courses, fees, and registration information.  

Photo by ANS member Janice Browne.  


Alaska: Spectacular Coastal Explorations
Alaska The Alaska coastline is spectacularly beautiful and an extraordinarily rich wildlife community.  If you love puffins and their cousins, this is the trip for you.  Watch also for whales, seals, sea otters, and coastal wildlife and wildflowers. Our trip begins with a four-night stay at St. Paul, largest of the remote Pribilof Islands; back on the mainland, visit Seward and Homer, enjoying boat tours at Kenai Fjords National Park and in Kachemak Bay. Join trip leader Mark Garland for this trip July 8 - 20, 2014Learn more and register

New! Fresh Air Kids at Rust Nature Sanctuary
School's OutANS is launching a brand new preschool program at Rust Nature Sanctuary this spring called Fresh Air Kids. The program, for children ages five and younger with their parents or caregivers, will be held on Fridays, March 28 through May 9, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The brand new Fresh Air Kids series will build on children's inherent curiousity about the world by using hands-on, nature-based activites to foster social, physical and academic skills development. Sign up today

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Sign Up for the Annual Bloomin' Birdathon

Wood ducks illustrationThis year's annual Bloomin' Birdathon fundraising event will run from Earth Day, April 22, 2014 through Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000. Find a team to join, other great birding opportunities and more information on our annual Bloomin' Birdathon.  Sign up today

Illustration by ANS Members Diane Ford.  


Birdhouse Sale at the Shop
Wren House sold at ShopThis month ANS members can take advantage of 20 percent off on birdhouses at the Audubon Naturalist Shop. Not an ANS member? No worries, birdhouses are discounted for you too at 10 percent off. All proceeds benefit ANS education and conservation program. Shop info

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Naturalist Quarterly Thanks Beth! 
Naturalist Quarterly Cover Check out the Spring 2014 issue of the Naturalist Quarterly. Inside learn more about the annual ANS Bloomin' Birdathon and find nature activities and news. Read now Beth at Camp FairSince August 2013, Beth Armitage has been working with us through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers. Beth's internship will end with us in August. We'll miss Beth!
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