This year Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society is offering two summer camp scholarships for students. One scholarship “Bird Studies for Teens” being held June 14-19 for students between the ages of 14-17, and “Family Camp”* being held August 11-16 for students between the ages of 8-12 and one adult. The scholarships cover expenses for a weeks’ stay on Maine’s scenic Hog Island, a landmark of environmental education since 1936. The sessions’ program will take place on the 330-acre island in mid-coast Maine’s beautiful Muscongus Bay and will be led by some of the nation’s most-respected naturalists and environment educators.
Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens, Ages 14-17 – June-14-19
During this intensive 6-day, 5-night program on Hog Island, some of the country’s best known birders and ornithologists will lead sessions on field identification, bird song recognition, and conservation practices. This program includes the opportunity to observe Audubon’s seabird conservation field research in action, and is the only Hog Island program that lands participants on Eastern Egg Rock during the puffin breeding season.
Costal Maine Bird Studies is for teens with avid interest in the outdoors and birds. There is a limit of 16 participants per session.
Hog Island Family Camp, Ages 8-12 and One Adult – August 11-16
This year we are offering a full scholarship for one adult and a related child between the ages of 8-12 to the family camp on Maine’s scenic Hog Island, a landmark of environmental education since 1936. The session’s program will take place from August 11 to 16th, 2014 on the 330-acre island in mid-coast Maine’s beautiful Muscongus Bay and will be led by some of the nation’s most-respected naturalists and environment educators.
The camp is designed for families with children ages 8-12. A family unit includes at least one child and one adult. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles are welcome. Mid-August is an ideal time to enjoy the natural world in mid-coast Maine. Fall migration is starting, the salt marshes are changing colors, bioluminescence sparkles through the salt water, and the northern lights might be dancing across the sky. Experience an educational family vacation you will never forget.
YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL APRIL 1ST TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Applications can be found on our Scholarships page, along with additional information. Please note that applicants must reside in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne or Pike Counties of Pennsylvania.
Questions? Please call MaryAnn Lunniss, NEPAS Summer Camp Chair, at (570) 470-1721.
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.