Hog Island Update: October 2010

Recent news from Hog Island

Road Scholar seabird and service session concludes 2010 season

The final Audubon Camp in Maine session for the 2010 season was titled ‘Maine Seabird Biology and Conservation’. This service learning program was a collaborative venture with Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). It represents the strengths of combining the on the ground seabird management of Project Puffin with the power of 32 people — motivated to not only learn about seabird biology, but participate in direct conservation actions.

Hog Island volunteers raise a sign for the Cruickshank Wildlife Sanctuary

There’s always a rainbow at Hog Island

Do you remember being at Audubon camp on Hog Island for the first time and hearing a strange word dropped into conversations and introductions – “fowee” “fohigh”. What did it mean? At the end of the session, you realized it was one of those delightful acronyms, which have become part of our lexicon, meaning Friends of Hog Island (FOHI).

Juanita Roushdy helping clear debris from Eastern Egg Rock

Program Schedule for 2011

Here is the schedule for next summer’s Hog Island programs, starting with Seabird Biology and Conservation on May 29 and continuing through six sessions until September 16.

Save the dates! Registration opens on October 15.

2011 Audubon Camp in Maine Programs at Hog Island

May 29-June 3 Seabird Biology and Conservation
June 12-17 Joy of Birding
June 19-24 Field Ornithology and Maine Coastal Birding for Teens
July 14-19 Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week
August 15-20 Audubon Chapter Leadership Program
September 11-16 Bird Biology and Conservation

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Departing on dory from Harbor Island. By Stephen Kress.

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