July 17 to 22, 2016
Learn practical approaches and add inspiration to your environmental education curriculum during this action-packed program. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors share their favorite approaches, methods, and activities for engaging both children and adults with nature.
Workshops using techniques in art, music, theater, journaling, and other disciplines will be presented, as well as a host of classic Audubon Camp field trips, including a boat trip to the restored Atlantic Puffin and Tern colony on Eastern Egg Rock, intertidal explorations, and hiking through Hog Island's unspoiled spruce-fir forest. These experiences provide a wonderful opportunity to be learning outside in a beautiful setting, while also considering how you can take back some of these insights and methods to your students back home. We'll be exploring citizen science, creating some inquiry-based lessons on birds and other topics, and demonstrating both low and high-tech methods of teaching.
"Best workshop I have ever attended. No teacher left inside. All teachers deserve summer camp! Total stress relief, FUN, FUN, FUN!" - Deb, teacher, Alabama
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for completing the course from the University of Southern Maine (Please briung $20 for 4.5 credits to camp with you).
Prices: The prices listed below are per person and include meals, housing, instruction and all boat trips. Participants must arrange transportation to and from the Audubon mainland property in Bremen at the start and end of the session (see directions page). Check with your local Audubon chapter or bird club to see if scholarships are available.
$995 twin bed in the Queen Mary loft, 6 beds total (women only)
$1095 twin bed in a shared double or triple room, shared bathroom
$1195 Puffin room (2 twin beds, private 1/2 bath)
$1395 single room in Porthole Lodge, shared bathroom
$1345 Osprey room - double bed, private bath, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
$1595 Helm Cabin - private cabin with bathroom, queen bed, porch, ocean view (dbl occupancy)
"I have been teaching for 25 years and have never experience a more well rounded and useful program than that offered to educators on Hog Island. It is nothing short of out of this world. The scope, variety and depth of material we learned was extensive, exciting and so much fun. The people were top notch and the food will make you sorry you have to go home!" - Tracey, teacher, NY
Questions: For questions regarding the program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp registrar at email@example.com or (843) 340-8673. Additional information about accommodations can be found on the lodging and frequently asked questions pages.
Please note that for these programs, there are NO prerequisites, and less experienced/enthusiastic spouses/friends are more than welcome to enroll in all sessions!
Ted Gilman, Education Specialist, Audubon Greenwich
Phil Kahler, Science Teacher and Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdSleuth Ambassador
Craig Newberger, Lower School Science Coordinator, Germantown Academy
Trudy Phillips, Director of Envir. Ed., Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
Jerry Skinner, Biology Professor, Keystone College
Sherrie York, Artist and Educator
Deb Lanni, Professor and Media Arts Program Coordinator, Jamestown Community College