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Youth Birding Committee
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Cindy Ahern - Chairperson, Debbie Beer, Mary Bowler, Tony Croasdale, Joe Hudson, Sandra Keller, Edie Parnum, Chris Walters, Frank Windfelder
Youth Birding Update November 2015
DVOC YOUTH BIRDING – FIELD TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
Saturday, November 14, 6:30 PM Northern Saw-whet Owl
banding with Scott Weidensaul.
Sunday, November 15, 9:00 am. Joe Hudson, Edie Parnum, and Dan Sullivan will be leading a walk for young birders for the Valley Forge Audubon Society at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon, PA. Please visit Valley Forge Audubon for further information: http://valleyforgeaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/COE-Fall-2015-Spring-2016.pdf
Saturday, November 28, time TBA. Sandra Keller will be leading a DVOC field trip for beginning birders to Barnegat and Forsythe NWR. Please visit the DVOC website for information: http://www.dvoc.org/FieldTrips/FieldTrips2015/FieldTrips2015.htm
Saturday, December 12, 10:00 am. Keith Russell
will be leading a Bird Philly field trip to
SADIE GLOVER BLOSSOM CAMP
DVOC Youth Birding Committee members Cindy Ahern,
Sandra Keller, and Joe Hudson, along with Valley Forge Audubon leader
Dan Sullivan, led a group of children from the Sadie Glover Blossom Camp
on a nature walk at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge on July 20.
DVOC Adam J. Sabatine Memorial Scholarship Award
2014 DVOC Adam J. Sabatine Memorial Scholarship Award
The DVOC Adam J. Sabatine Memorial Scholarship Award was established in 2014 as an ongoing scholarship fund. The purpose of the award is to help encourage, enlighten, and foster ornithological skills in young birders between the ages of 13-18. At least one scholarship will be awarded each year, subject to the availability of funds raised by the Youth Birding Committee, in the amount designated by the DVOC Youth Birding Committee to assist with the costs associated of attending a program specified by the committee. The amount of the award will be at least 30% but no more than 90% of the actual cost of the camp fees and related expenses in any given year. The successful candidate and their family will be required to make a financial commitment for the remaining amount due for the program fees and for all transportation fees. In cases of exceptional circumstances, a larger amount may be awarded at the discretion of the Youth Birding Committee.
The award is established in the name of Adam J. Sabatine, a passionate young birder who spread his knowledge of birds and shared the importance of bird conservation with nearly everyone he met. Adam lost his battle with diabetes at the young age of 26 in April 2012. His enthusiasm for birding was a driving force in his life and he spread that passion like wildfire throughout the birding community.
Adam was employed at various universities doing ornithological research. He graduated from Bangor High School, in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He studied at University of West Virginia and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
The DVOC is a club devoted to the science of birds.
We want the passion for birds, avian knowledge and all things related
to ornithology to spread like Adam’s inspiration has spread throughout
the Delaware and Lehigh Valley birding communities. We would like to acknowledge
Adam’s contribution to birding with this ongoing award in his name.
Donating to DVOC Youth Birding
The DVOC is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to DVOC are tax-deductible.
Or write a check payable to "DVOC" and send it to:
c/o 1314 Lenore Road
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
News From The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Youth Birding Committee! - 5/22/15
News From The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club Youth Birding Committee! - 12/5/13
The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) Youth Birding
Committee has been working hard to find new ways to promote youth birding throughout
the Delaware Valley. We are excited to announce a number of opportunities designed
to support our youth birding initiatives.
Our student memberships offer young birders college age and younger the opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of DVOC membership at a deeply discounted rate. Our fruit sale will help fund a new student scholarship to be formally announced early in 2014!
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL
• $10 includes a one year membership plus a FREE copy of The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America
• Student members enjoy all the benefits of adult membership ($35) for a fraction of the cost!
Simply visit the DVOC website to download the membership application, complete and submit to the club membership committee for approval! Gift applications may be submitted on behalf of your favorite young person! Please note "Student Membership" at the top of the application. Books will be available for pick up any scheduled meeting of the DVOC.
Your monetary contribution is always welcome and sincerely appreciated, and a donation may be completed in your name or on behalf of a friend or family member. Donations are accepted online (see below). Your donation will provide financial support for the scholarship fund and future events for young birders. The DVOC is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
Youth Birding Day at Green Lane County Park
James Haley Familetti - A report on this day, including pictures, is on the DVOC Blog which is available by Clicking Here.
2nd Annual ABA Mid Atlantic Young Birder Conference -
Sadie Glover Summer Camp
Click Here for a report from the 7/23/12 Field Trip to Heinz NWR by young people from the Sadie Glover Blossom Summer Camp.
Kids Guide to Building Bird Homes