Audubon Scholarships Available for Hancock County
Downeast Audubon, a chapter of Maine Audubon, is inviting applications for two scholarship opportunities for week-long residential nature programs at the National Audubon Society’s Hog Island Camp off Maine’s Midcoast. A Hancock County educator will receive a full scholarship (worth $995) to participate in Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week, July 18-23, 2013. Teachers in this program will visit the nearby restored Atlantic Puffin and seabird nesting colony, as well as explore Hog Island’s spruce forest and its intertidal zones while learning about approaches, methods, and activities for connecting both children and adults with nature.
The second full scholarship (worth $1295) will go to a Hancock County high school student aged 14-17 to participate in the Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens program that runs June 16-21, 2013. This program includes opportunities for teens to learn from wildlife experts and observe Audubon’s seabird conservation field research, including going to Eastern Egg Rock to see nesting puffins.
Applications for both scholarships are due by March 18 and are available online at http://www.downeastaudubon.org/p/education.html. For more information contact Erich Reed, Downeast Audubon’s Education Coordinator, at email@example.com and see the program descriptions on National Audubon’s Hog Island website at http://hogisland.audubon.org/bird-studies-teens and http://hogisland.audubon.org/sharing-nature-educator-s-week.