Education


2017 APPLICATION FOR DOWNEAST AUDUBON SUMMER CAMPS SCHOLARSHIP



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

Winners of the scholarships will be announced by April 1. Please note that the winners will be expected to write a brief summary of his or her experiences at camp and supply a photo which will be published in the Downeast Audubon newsletter. GOOD LUCK!     
                                                                                                                                     

For more info: 326-4909; deaudubon@gmail.com;  http://www.downeastaudubon.org

Acadia Institute of Oceanography
 Camp for teens aged 15-19. 
        Note that this camp is for serious students and includes field work, lab analyses, preparing reports, tours and meetings with the Jackson Lab and Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab, both of whom offer internships to high school and college age students. 
  July 24 – Aug. 5, Seal Harbor, Maine.
 
Acadia Institute of Oceanography 
     Camps for kids ages 12 to 15
     June 26 – July 8, Seal harbor, Maine.
 



National Audubon Societys Hog Island Bird Studies for Teens 
     14 to 17 years  of age
     Hog Island, Maine.
  Session One: June 11 to 16, 2017    
  Session Two: June 18 to 23, 2017  

      An intensive 6-day, 5-night program on Hog Island allows enthusiastic young birders to work with some of the country's best-known birders and ornithologists on field identification, bird ecology and conservation.  
 

National Audubon Society’s Hog Island “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week” 
     Aimed at K-12 teachers   (For this option there is no need for a teacher recommendation, or to list age, or any of the parent or guardian information below.)
 July 17 – 22, Hog Island, Maine. 
 

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Huntsman Marine Camp “Introduction to Marine Mammals and Seabirds” ages 15 – 18, July 24 – 28, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick. Passport required. 










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

Winners of the scholarships will be announced by April 1. Please note that the winners will be expected to write a brief summary of his or her experiences at camp and supply a photo which will be published in the Downeast Audubon newsletter. GOOD LUCK!     
                                                                                                                                     


Chewonki Traveling Natural History Programs

     DEA-sponsored Chewonki traveling natural history programs reached over 500 students from grades K-8 at six different Hancock County schools. Schools visited included Blue Hill Consolidated School, Sedgwick Elementary School, Peninsula School, Lamoine Consolidated School, Tremont Consolidated School, and Mount Desert Elementary School. Also the Winterfest in Stonington. Programs include Bats, Animal Adaptations, Mammals of Maine, and Owls. The program utilizes presentations, hands-on materials and live animals to engage children in learning about wildlife and their environments. 


Birds Acre Raptor Programs


     DEA-sponsored Birdsacre to do traveling owl programs in Hancock County schools. Grayson Richmond brings live owls, including a Barred Owl and a Northern Saw-whet Owl, along with specimens, photos and stories to a number of schools. Deer Isle High School, Hancock Elementary, Sedgwick Elementary, Airline Elementary in Aurora, Lamoine Consolidated School and RSU24 MVS Vocational Camp in Sullivan all received programs sponsored by DEA.


Schoodic Education Adventure


     Schoodic Education Adventure (SEA) is offered in partnership between Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute. It is Acadia’s signature multi-day residential education program for upper elementary and middle school students and is designed as a powerful complement and addition to the work done in classrooms. The goal of the three-day adventure is to inspire greater confidence and success through the remainder of their education and life, along with an appreciation for science and resource stewardship.