In memory of the life of Danville's Jim Ashley, a dedicated conservationist and long-time board member of Northeast Kingdom Audubon, a one-time full scholarship is being offered by NEK Audubon to a Danville resident, aged 10-12, to attend the Acadia Institute for Oceanography's Introductory Program at Seal Harbor, Maine. See attached application for additional details.
NEK Audubon named our summer camp scholarship program in honor of Airie Lindsay who was the voice, the inspiration, and the energy behind our effort to encourage young people to learn about natural history. We are offering an opportunity for young students of the Northeast Kingdom to learn about the ecology of the coastal and ocean environment. For details about program, go to www.acadiainstitute.com. See below for dates and requirements.
THE ACADIA INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY: Seal Harbor, Maine
For students who are curious about the ocean and the world around them, this hands-on program seeks to raise awareness about marine environments and stimulate an interest in the sciences through a variety of fun and engaging activities such as:
Tidal Pool Discovery; Salt Marsh Exploration; Beach & Island Ecology; Boat Trips with Lobster Fishermen; Seal and Seabird Watches; Geology Hikes; Astronomy Lessons; Night Walks; Visits to Local Museums
No previous experience is expected, and the program is ideal for active learners who would enjoy an exciting and educational introduction to the coast of Maine. Daily recreational activities like swimming, scavenger hunts, and a variety of games mean that there will also be plenty of time for fun.
Introductory (10-12 year olds) Program June 17-22 The Introductory session is a one-week program designed to emphasize environmental discovery and exploration. Students will spend 6 days and 5 nights in the program. Arrival time is between 12 noon and 5 pm on Sunday. Departure is on Friday, June 22, when the Institute invites families to an evening cookout and end-of-session celebration! Student cost: $225. Scholarship: $625.
Intermediate Program (12-15 year olds) June 24 – July 6; Aug 5 – Aug 17 These two-week courses present a solid natural history approach to oceanography and introduce students to basic marine concepts and laboratory procedures. Many students who attend a basic session will return another year for an advanced session. Student cost: $450. Scholarship: $1,300.
Mail paperwork to: Bill Marshall 2756 Old Silo Road St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Deadline: March 2, 2018. We will notify all applicants no later than March 16, 2018.
If you have questions, please call Bill Marshall at 802-748-2066
A special thank you to everyone who helped with spreading the word about these opportunities and all those who have given generously to support our environmental campers.