Monday, December 10, 2018

Appalachian Audubon Society Chapter Accepting Hog Island Youth Education Program Scholarship Applications

The Harrisburg-based Appalachian Audubon Society Chapter is now accepting applications for scholarships for the summer Hog Island Youth Coastal Maine Bird Studies Program for students ages 14 to 17.  The deadline for applications is January 25.
This intensive 6-day, 5-night program on Hog Island (Muscongus Bay, Maine) allows enthusiastic young birders to work with some of the country's best-known birders and ornithologists on field identification, bird ecology and conservation.
Occurring concurrently with the adult Field Ornithology and Hands-on Bird Science sessions, and sharing many of the same instructors, this program includes the unique opportunity to see Audubon's Seabird Restoration work in action, and is the only Hog Island program that lands participants on Eastern Egg Rock during the puffin breeding season (weather and sea conditions permitting).
"I just want to say that I can highly recommend this camp to everyone, especially to teens. It's a really inspirational week... Plus, the food is incredible." - Benjamin Van Doren, White Plains, NY
The price of the program is covered in full by Scholarship: $1,395. Cost includes all meals, housing, instruction and boat trips. Teens must arrange transportation to and from the Audubon dock in Bremen at the start and end of the session. Participants can be picked up and dropped off at Portland airport by Audubon staff for an additional fee of $100, but 14-year-olds cannot fly alone.  
A camper must be able to be an independent minor (by airline definitions) on an aircraft to be picked up and dropped off independently.
Click Here for more information on the Hog’s Island program.  Click Here to watch a video about the program.
To apply for the scholarship or for more information, Click Here.  Questions should be directed to Georgia Kagle, Education Chair, AAS, by sending email to:
For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming programs, visit the Appalachian Audubon Society Chapter website.

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