Become a School Garden Champion!
Whole Foods and Audubon Naturalist Society are presenting this workshop on school gardens.
Learn how to create a school garden program at your school, including:
- how to get started and how to follow MCPS policies
- how to obtain funding
- fun lesson ideas
- basics of organic container gardening
This workshop is designed for both parents and teachers. Please join us and let us help you become a garden champion at your school!
- May 22 from noon-1:30 pm at the Silver Spring Whole Foods Market
To register for this FREE workshop, please send an email to email@example.com
Fall Migration at Cape May
Saturday, September 28-Tuesday, October 1
ANS has revived this exclusive getaway to Cape May, NJ, during the height of fall migration. This fundraising excursion includes all meals from an afternoon reception on Saturday through breakfast on Tuesday, plus overnight accommodations at the historic Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast. Our trip leader, Mark Garland, will provide unique nature forays, including a private boat tour, monarch butterfly tagging, space on the renowned Cape May hawk watch with introductions to some of the country’s top birders, and tickets to Cape May Stage’s production of “Freud’s Last Session”.
The price to participate in this amenity-rich trip is $1,200 per person plus a tax-deductible donation of $500 for a total of $1,700.
Space on this enriched fundraising trip to Cape May is limited to 16 guests. To guarantee your spot, contact ANS Development Director Kathryn Mitchell via email or at 301-652-9188 x31.
Celebrate the Accomplishments & Support the Legacy
of Neal Fitzpatrick
Neal Fitzpatrick joined ANS 33 years ago as Environmental Education Officer overseeing education programs for all ages. Prior to taking the reins of Executive Director in 2001, Neal worked as an ANS advocate, protecting the DC region's water resources and natural areas that serve as outdoor classrooms for children and adults.
As Neal plans to retire in September, it seems fitting that his legacy include a fund established in his name that would support the mobilization of people of all ages to protect and restore streams in the greater DC region. This broad reaching effort could include, for example, ANS's GreenKids Stream Science Program with area schoolchildren; ANS's campaign to preserve Montgomery County's last, best creek, Ten Mile Creek; and meeting the long-term needs of our Water Quality Monitoring Program.
To honor Neal and to show appreciation for his long and distinguished career with ANS, we are planning several festive celebrations. The following have been scheduled thus far:
Leave a Legacy Concert Celebration
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 6-9 p.m.
Woodend Sanctuary, Chevy Chase
Suggested Donation $25/person ($20 of which is a tax-deductible gift)
RSVP by Monday July 8: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 301-652-9188 x16
Long-time ANS members and supporters George Stephens and Kathy Westra express their love of folk music and the natural world through a large repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs about birds and beasts, appreciation for the wild places that provide refuge from our busy urban lives, and the importance of conserving our lands and waters. Their performances feature tight vocal harmonies and accompaniments on six- and twelve-string guitars, as well as lots of choruses, which they encourage their audiences to join. More info here.
Leave a Legacy Cruise Celebration
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
Sequoia Presidential Yacht, Gangplank Marina, Washington, DC
Suggested Donation $500/person (of which $400 is a tax-deductible donation)
RSVP by Friday 8/30: email@example.com; 301-652-9188 x35
Join Neal and his wife Roxane, aboard the USS Sequoia Presidential Yacht for an elegant cocktail reception catered by The Main Event, one of Washington, D.C.'s premiere caterers. Proclaimed by the History Channel as the "Rolls Royce of Yachts," the Sequoia has catered to a dozen U.S. Presidents for 90 years. It features most of the original furnishings and is full of historic photos and letters. Space is limited.
Stay tuned for additional notices as we plan these and other special events in appreciation of Neal.