We are presently accepting applications for our annual $4,000 college scholarship available to students who wish to pursue a career in an environmental field such as Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, Fish, Game, or Wildlife Management, Ecology and/or Environmental Science.
Applicants must be from Pike, Wayne, Lackawanna, or Susquehanna County and must enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university program. The winning applicant will receive $1,000 per year for up to four years. The scholarship is funded by our annual Audubon Arts and Craft Festival held each July.
Interested students can find the application form on our Scholarships page or they can use the universal scholarship application form available at their high school guidance office. Applications are due by April 30, 2015.
Wayne County Public Library, Honesdale
Saturday, January 10th, 1 – 2:30 PM
Have you ever wondered how a duck can swim in icy water, or how a deer can survive curled up in the snow? This program may help us to understand these mysteries.
A free program for children about where our animal neighbors go in the winter, will be held on Saturday, January 10th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM at the Wayne County Public Library in Honesdale. Learn about hibernation, migration, and other ways creatures cope with the cold months of winter.
Activities will include coloring a bookmark and making pinecone treats for the winter birds.
Black Bear, Black Bear, Where Do You Sleep? will be presented by Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon member and artist, Katharine Dodge. Kathy will have copies of her book “Sweet Dreams of the Wild” available for a donation to Audubon.
All are welcome. Children under eight should be accompanied by an adult. To register, please contact the library at (570) 253-1220.
Each year, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count mobilizes over 70,000 volunteer bird counters in more than 2,300 locations across the Western Hemisphere. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count utilizes the power of volunteers to track the health of bird populations at a scale that professional scientists could never accomplish alone. Data compiled will record every individual bird and bird species seen in the 7.5 mile radius of White Mills. Data from all the previous counts has been the basis of hundreds of peer-reviewed and scientific studies and inform decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior and the EPA. Because birds are an early indicator of environmental threats to habitats, tracking and recording changes in their location are valuable to the understanding of weather patterns and consequently, the changing climate and its affect on our world. The recent Audubon Birds and Climate report, released in September, used data collected during the last 40 years of Christmas Bird counts, as well as other citizen science counts conducted by people, like you and me, who enjoy and love birds.
Please join us on December 20th for the White Mills Christmas Bird Count. You don’t need to be an expert – we will pair you with someone who can help make the identifications. Children of all ages are welcome! Call Barbara for more information at (570) 253-2364.