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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Dr. Steven Kress

Dr. Stephen W. Kress, who holds a Ph.D. in environmental education from Cornell University, directs the Audubon Seabird Restoration Program, where he develops techniques for managing colonial nesting seabirds. Through Project Puffin, he has developed innovative strategies for restoring puffins and other seabirds to islands on the Maine coast and locations worldwide. His interests include habitat management for land birds, including methods for attracting songbirds to properties large and small.

Pete Salmansohn

Pete Salmansohn is an education coordinator and lecturer for the Seabird Restoration Program, and narrates Audubon seabird explorations aboard commercial boats. He is co-author of three books: “Project Puffin,” “Giving Back To The Earth,” and most recently “Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World.” In 1998, the Maine Environmental Education Association named Pete as the Environmental Educator of the Year.

Jerry Skinner

Jerry Skinner began as an instructor at Hog Island in 1981 and finds every excuse he can to get back. He spent several years with Project Puffin working in the Galapagos and closer to home on Stratton Island, Maine. He is a professor of biology at Pennsylvania’s Keystone College, an educator for the Keystone College Environmental Education Institute, and the resident naturalist and volunteer steward at the Nature Conservancy’s Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary in Susquehanna County, Pa.

Kevin McGowan

Kevin McGowan is the instructor for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s home-study course in bird biology and a new online short-course, “Courtship and Rivalry in Birds.” He was the co-editor and primary author for the recently published book, “The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State.”

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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


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