2017 summer camp scholarships for teens and tweens is now open! Peruse the education page to see what is available and how to apply. Great opportunities for any young person you know who is into nature, oceanography or birds. Camps include studying oceanography with teens from around the world in Bar Harbor or St Andrews, New Brunswick, and learning about birds on National Audubon's private island, Hog Island, off mid-coast Maine. Interested teachers are also encouraged to apply to an all expenses paid Educators week on Hog island.

All application materials must be received by Friday, February 26, 2017

Education Coordinator

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust / Downeast Audubon

      The EC will work 20 hours/week to develop and grow GPMCT and DEA educational offerings for students on the Blue Hill peninsula plus RSU 25 (Bucksport, Orland, Verona, Prospect). The EC will be an employee of GPMCT and can work in GPMCT’s office, or from home. The EC will split their time between GPMCT/DEA, and will report to GPMCT’s Executive Director and DEA’s Education Committee Chair.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

* Working with teachers and administrators to meet their environmental and science needs and the educational standards, and helping them to access resources

* Coordinating and delivering environmental education programs to schools

*Obtaining, maintaining and coordinating equipment to be loaned to educators

* Recruiting and managing volunteers to deliver programs

*Facilitating educator and volunteer training sessions

*Organizing, planning and advertising outdoor events for all ages, especially in summer

*Raising awareness of both groups’ activities via social media, web and print

*Work in partnership with DEA/GPMCT education committees and other staff and board

members as necessary

     Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership, education, communication, and task management capabilities. Experience teaching in both classroom and outdoor settings desired. Outstanding interpersonal skills with children and adults of all ages, and a demonstrated ability to work independently and form partnerships. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical, along with demonstrated proficiency with e-mail and social media (Wordpress a plus). Knowledge of natural sciences and natural resource management a plus. Must meet school requirements for background check and volunteer training. Current CPR and Basic First Aid or willingness to obtain. A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.

Compensation: Starting annual compensation for this half-time position will be $15,600

To apply: By January 21, please e-mail your letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: info@greatpondtrust.org, with “Education Coordinator” as the subject. For more information on GPMCT or DEA, see www.greatpondtrust.org or www.downeastaudubon.org. GPMCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mission Statement

The mission of the Downeast Chapter of Maine Audubon is to educate and engage the people of Hancock County, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats, for the benefit of local communities and their natural environment.

Downeast Chapter

Serving All of Hancock County

The Downeast Chapter has been a chapter of Maine Audubon since 1971. We are a nonprofit membership organization including all of Maine Audubon's members within Hancock County. Home to Acadia National Park, forests, wetlands, blueberry barrens, and miles of rocky ocean and island habitat, Hancock County supports diverse species of birds and wildlife, and offers excellent opportunities for enjoying nature, birding, outdoor recreation, and wildlife observation and study.

Maine Audubon - Downeast Chapter Membership Form

Yes, I would like to join Maine Audubon and the Downeast Chapter of Maine Audubon (this also includes membership in National Audubon Society). I want to help promote environmental education and advocacy in our communities, and protect and conserve wildlife habitat. I understand that membership benefits include Maine Audubon’s Habitat: The Journal of Maine Audubon, the Downeast Audubon Newsletter, discounts on field trips and tours, children’s programs, and at Audubon nature stores and sanctuaries nationwide.

❒ Senior/Volunteer $25             ❒ Individual $35           ❒ Household $45           ❒ Contributing $65

❒ Patron $100                           ❒ Benefactor $500      ❒ Sustaining $250         ❒ Director's Circle $1,000

❒ I wish to receive my Downeast Audubon newsletter by email instead of by mail. (Make sure to give us your email!)

❒ National Audubon Society magazine is available for an additional $10.

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