18493
Maine

Saving Seabirds: Habitat Restoration in Maine

With lodgings on Hog Island, join the Seabird Restoration Program for a week of habitat restoration or gull censusing, environmental study and birding excursions in coastal Maine.
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Program No. 18493RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5 B 4 L 5 D
DAY
1
Arrival Welcome and Evening Program
Hog Island Audubon Camp
D
Hog Island Audubon Camp

Activity note: Meet fellow campers and instructors in a round-circle meeting. Enjoy a locally sourced meal in our dining room, complete with dessert and coffee. Afterwards, learn about the History of Hog Island and Project Puffin with a lecture in the Fish House.

Dinner: Served family style with dessert

DAY
2
Service projects and Boat Trip
Hog Island Audubon Camp
B,L,D
Hog Island Audubon Camp

Activity note: Work on service projects that directly support seabird restoration in Maine. Enjoy a boat trip in the inner Muscongus Bay to see local wildlife, take plankton samples and learn about the local lobster industry. Emphasis on identifying seabirds.

Breakfast: Family style with coffee and tea

Morning: Service projects

Lunch: Family style with dessert

Afternoon: Boat trip

Dinner: Family style with dessert

Evening: Lecture in the Fish House

DAY
3
Continue service projects and island hike.
Hog Island Audubon Camp
B,L,D
Hog Island Audubon Camp

Activity note: Hike Hog Island's moss-lined trails and take part in a trash cleanup while visiting the historic Bingham Cottages.Service projects will include carpentry, painting, sewing, and other projects that go to support the Seabird Restoration Program.

Breakfast: Family style with coffee and tea

Morning: Island Hike

Lunch: Family style with dessert

Afternoon: Service projects

Dinner: Family style with dessert

Evening: Lecture in Fish House

DAY
4
Boat trip to other islands and education programs
Hog Island Audubon Camp
B,L,D
Hog Island Audubon Camp

Activity note: Education programs offered in the Queen Mary Lab including studies on plankton, forage fish and birds. Boat trip destination will be dependent on sea conditions. Will land on a seabird restoration colony if possible. Service projects will continue on the island, weather permitting.

Breakfast: Family style with coffee and tea

Morning: Field Trip

Lunch: Family style with dessert

Afternoon: Education program or field trip

Dinner: Family style with dessert

Evening: Evening Celebration and Awards

DAY
5
Invasive plant removal, decoy service work and education.
Hog Island Audubon Camp
B,L,D
Hog Island Audubon Camp

Activity note: Removal of invasive plants on seabird island, weather permitting. Educational programs in the lab will continue as we learn the inter-connection of birds with plankton and climate change. Service projects in the new Audubon Decoy workshop will include painting and prepping of seabird decoys.

Breakfast: Family style with coffee and tea

Morning: Hands-on Activities and Education programs

Lunch: Family style with dessert

Afternoon: Hands-on Activities and Education programs

Dinner: Lobster Bake

Evening: End of Week Celebration and Awards

DAY
6
Departure Day
Hog Island Audubon Camp
B

Activity note: Depart after breakfast

Breakfast: Grab & Go breakfast and check-out






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