Goal of NB4NB
Partnering with DVOC's World Series of Birding Team's corporate
sponsor, Nikon Sport Optics,
NB4NB is committed to supplying new, serviceable binoculars to organizations
that expose young people to birding and the outdoors. We focus on those
organizations that are local to the Delaware Valley Region: southeastern
Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
This initiative was begun in 2004 when DVOC’s
World Series of Birding (WSB) team, the Nikon / DVOC Lagerhead Shrikes
were fortunate enough to once again take the first place in the competition.
The team members were personally awarded new spotting scopes and tripods
as the top prize. All of the team members already owned fine scopes and
tripods, and so it was decided to do some good with the prizes. The scopes
and tripods were sold and a significant amount of cash was quickly raised
for the NB4NB initiative.
The initial funding of this program came from the sale of the spotting
scopes and tripods that the team won in the 2004 World Series of Birding.
Further funds are necessary to continue the program. We have a number
of different funding options, including outside donations, direct financial
support by DVOC, and matching donation programs instituted by the recipients
to tap the generosity of their own members. Any person wishing to make
a contribution to this initiative (no matter how large or how small should
Who Should Apply for a NB4NB
Any organization that is involved in educating children about birds, birding,
and our natural world.
What to expect from a NB4NB Grant
The program provides new, high quality Nikon
binoculars for use on field trips and outings.
How To Apply for a NB4NB Grant
The application is an easy, informal process. Simply send a written request
to the NB4NB Committee on your organization's letterhead, and provide
us the following information:
- Contact person and information, including e-mail
- Description of youth programs that would use the
- Ages of children to use the binoculars
- Number of pairs desired
Requests should be mailed to:
Delaware Valley Ornithological Club
c/o Academy of Natural Sciences
Attn: NB4NB Committee
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The NB4NB committee will review your request and get
back to you as soon as possible.
Recipients of NB4NB Grants
Nature Center in Mount Holly, NJ. Their youth programs include the
Tots World Series of Birding. (five 7x35 Nikon Action Extreme binoculars
and five 7x21 Nikon Naturalist binoculars)
2. Episcopal Academy's 7th and 8th grade birding elective
- (eight 7x35 Nikon Action Extreme binoculars)
Click here to see this grant
3. Pennsylvania Audubon's East Park Reservoir Youth
Birding Program (fifteen 7x21 Nikon Naturalist binoculars) Click
here to see this grant in use.
Young Birders organization. Eight pairs of 7x35 Action binoculars.
5. The Environmental Center at Milton Hershey School
in Hershey, PA . Eight pairs of 7x35 Action binoculars.
6. Boy Scout Troop 109 in Bryn Mawr, PA. Five pairs
of 7x35 Action Binoculars and five pairs of 8x40 Action Binoculars. Click
Here to see this grant in use.
7. Cobbs Creek Environmental Center in Philadelphia,
PA. 10 pairs of 8x40 Nikon Action binoculars and 6 pairs of 7x35 Nikon
8. Radnor Middle School. Five pairs of 8x40 Nikon Actions
Binoculars and five pairs of 7x35 Nikon Actions Binoculars.
You can quickly and easily make a donation
using PayPal. Click the "Donate" button below to do this. If
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the page that appears after you click the "Donate" button below.
Or write a check payable to "DVOC"
and send it to:
c/o 1314 Lenore Road
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
Optics we recommend
Extreme 7x35 Binoculars
Series of Birding
Nikon /DVOC Lagerhead Shrikes WSB Team
Tiny Tots WSB Team