Audubon Scholarships Available for Hancock County
Downeast 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 colony, as well as explore Hog Island’s spruce forest and its intertidal zones while learning about approaches, methods, and activities for engaging both children and adults with nature.
The second full scholarship will go to a Hancock County high school student aged 14-17 (worth $1295) 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 experts and observe Audubon’s seabird conservation field research, including going to Eastern Egg Rock to see nesting puffins.