Marine Natural History for Teens

Explore the marine ecosystem of Maine!

 July 9-14, 2017 
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Hog Island, situated in the upper reaches of Muscungus Bay and renown as a base for Audubon birding experiences and the Seabird Restoration Program, provides a terrific location for exploring the rocky Maine coastline and learning about the marine environment.  Take advantage of this opportunity based on hands-on field experiences (seining, crab census, tide pool observations, plankton tows, and more) to add to your high school education and prepare you for college and beyond.  The intense program is designed for ages 14-17 only (14 years olds CANNOT fly independently to camp - call if you have questions). Occurring concurrently with the adult “Raptor Rapture” session, participants will also be given the chance to learn from these raptor biologists.

Low tide netting Photo: Jon Reis

Price: $1195 for individual enrollment, and $1195 for organizations (bird clubs, Audubon chapters, etc.) that are sponsoring a teen in the program. Registration cost includes all meals, housing, instruction and boat trips. Teens must arrange transportation to and from the Audubon dock in Bremen at the start and end of the session (see directions page). Participants can be picked up and dropped off at the Portland airport by Audubon staff for an additional fee of $100 but 14 year olds must not fly alone due to airline restrictions.  For the shuttle service participants must be able to be an independent minor on an aircraft to be picked up and dropped off. 

Limit of 24 participants per session. This program requires physical and emotional maturity. After reserving your place in the session, additional registration materials will be sent to applicants. Final acceptance in the program is contigent upon staff review of application materials, which include a recommendation letter and a series of questions to be completed by the teen.

Prices include: Meals, housing, instruction and all boat trips. Participants must arrange transportation to and from the Audubon dock in Bremen at the start and end of the session (see directions page).  Check with your local Audubon chapter, bird club, or environmetnal organization for scholarship availability. 

Wait list
If the session you prefer is sold out, it is a good idea to add your name to the wait list. There are usually a few cancellations, and the first people on the wait list are almost always able to enroll.  You can also email or call (843) 340-8673, for updates on the wait list status.

Questions: For questions regarding the program, registration, lodging or meals, contact the Audubon Camp program director at or (843) 340-8673. Additional information about accommodations can be found on the lodging and frequently asked questions pages. For campers that are 14 years olds - due to airline restrictions you CANNOT fly independently to camp - call if you have questions.

Joe Rozak, Retired Upper School Science Department Chair, Germantown Academy 

2017 Leaders and Instructors
Heather Richard, Teen Leader
Richard O'Hern, Teen Leader

Guest Lecturer
Stephen KressDirectorSeabird Restoration Program

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