I've been privileged to be an instructor on the island for five years now. It's one of my favorite places, staffed by some of my favorite people, and visited by some of the most dedicated educators you'll ever meet.
I take very few photos during camp... our schedules are chock-a-block and I just never think of it. But here are a few highlights from some of my sessions, at least, in no particular order:
|Arrival: We had a full house this week... about 60 educator/campers. |
Everyone's just starting to make friends and find their feet the first night.
|How can you not get comfortable with a view like this?|
|Making journals in the Queen Mary lab on the only rainy morning of the week.|
|Chatting and making found object weavings in the shade on our all-day island hike.|
|View of camp from the narrows.|
|Summiting on the cross-island trail. Elevation? 98 feet. ;-)|
|Internet sensations, the Hog Island osprey nest (with three soon-to-fledge youngsters)|
can be watched online at explore.org. There are puffin and guillemot cams to
be found there, too. Just sayin'.
|Workshop participant Sue takes time out to make a journal entry.|
|The most spectacular naturalist I know, Ted Gilman (left), celebrated|
his 40th anniversary with Audubon during camp. Yay, Ted. Love you.
|Yep. It's pretty hard to take island life.|
If you are an educator or know an educator, check out the program website. Registration for 2015 will probably begin some time in October, and scholarship opportunities and applications will ramp up about then, too. Maine in the summer... what's not to love?