APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for Southern Maryland Audubon’s scholarships for teens and teachers from Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties at Audubon’s amazing birding and nature camp at Hog Island, Maine. Learn more at our Zoom meeting: “Bring your Kids to Audubon Night” Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.

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We invite all teens interested in birding, nature or the environment to our meeting. You’ll learn about scholarship opportunities and meet some of our star youth birders. They will tell you about their conservation internship projects and you’ll discover how the newest generation of birders is changing birding and bird conservation. 

About our scholarships: Audubon’s Hog Island Camp is part of an extraordinary nature sanctuary and research center off the scenic coast of Maine and is home to Project Puffin. Southern Maryland Audubon offers three scholarships for teens, educators and others with a serious interest in ornithology, birding, or environmental and nature studies. The scholarships cover all tuition, room and board. The recipient is responsible for travel expenses. Send applications to Deadline to apply is March 1.

The scholarships opportunities include:

Teens: Mountains to Sea Birding for Teens (ages 14-17). June 25-June 30.

Teachers: Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week. July 16-July 21.

Birders, others: Field Ornithology. June 18-June 23.

Applicants must be residents of Southern Maryland. To apply please send a one page letter describing:

How you will benefit from the Hog Island opportunity.

How you will use the experience and knowledge to benefit others in Southern Maryland and support our mission of promoting and protecting birds and wildlife and their habitat.

Your signed letter must include:

Mailing address

Email address

Phone number

You also must submit one or more signed letters of recommendation describing your interests, work or studies relating to ornithology, the environment or nature and how the experience will benefit either your organization, school or Southern Maryland Audubon’s mission.

To learn more about each camp session and other details about Hog Island Camp, including Covid-19 vaccination requirements, please visit

We welcome your applications!