Audubon Naturalist Society
The Audubon Naturalist Society is 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 at its three wildlife sanctuaries in Maryland and Virginia. It offers adults a variety of natural history classes, local outings, and national and international travel experiences. ANS works with other local groups on conservation issues such as transportation, watershed and rural lands protection, and climate change. website