Thursday, November 14, 2019

Appalachian Chapter Audubon Society Offers 3 Full Scholarships To Hog Island Teen Seabird Conservation Summer Camp

The Appalachian Chapter of the Audubon Society is offering 3 full student scholarships to Audubon's seabird conservation field research station at Hog Island in Maine.  The deadline for applications is January 24.
Designed for ages 14-17, this intensive 6-day, 5-night program on Hog Island in 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).
Coastal Maine Bird Studies is for teens ages 14 to 17 with an avid interest in birds. Limit of 16 participants per session. This program requires physical and emotional maturity. 
Final acceptance in the program is contingent upon Hog Island staff review of application materials, which include recommendation letters and a series of questions to be completed by the teen.
Price, covered in full by Scholarship: $1,395. Cost includes all meals, snacks, 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. 
For program specifics including session information, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp program director at Hog Island or 843-340-8673.
To apply, visit the Appalachian Chapter Education webpage and review all the scholarship and education opportunities being offered.
[Posted: November 14, 2019]

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