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Audubon Naturalist Society

Audubon Naturalist Society




Welcome to the Audubon Naturalist Society, the oldest independent environmental organization in the Washington, DC region. A pioneer in linking conservation activities with environmental education, ANS: Reaches more than 9,000 children each calendar year through its nature preschool and family, scout, school, and camp programs Offers adults a rich variety of natural history classes, local outings, and national and international travel experiences Works with a network of civic and environmental groups on conservation issues, such as transportation, watershed and rural lands protection, and climate change Has two nature sanctuaries: Woodend (Chevy Chase, MD), and Rust (Leesburg, VA) Rust Sanctuary is a partnership between the Audubon Naturalist Society and NOVA Parks Hosts numerous special events, including author and speaker events, member meetings, and the Bloomin' Birdathon Publishes the Naturalist Quarterly four times a year and broadcasts the Audubon eNEWS monthly Operates a Naturalist Shop at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD, with a great selection of birdseed, bird feeders & houses, natural history and environmental books, binoculars, spotting scopes, gifts, jewelry, note cards, coffee, and children's items.


Woodend Sanctuary - Headquarters 8940 Jones Mill Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815