Otter Creek Audubon Society is pleased to announce their annual $1000 scholarship to the renowned Hog Island Audubon Camp, available to an Addison County educator or teen.  Located off the scenic coast of Maine, the camp is run by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Every summer they offer sessions for adults and teens, each lasting about 5 days.  The spectacular surroundings and excellent instructors offer a truly enriching experience.  Read all about it at .

The scholarship for educators is for the session entitled “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week.”  This unique week is especially designed for educators committed to engaging their students with nature. More information on this program can be found here:

The scholarship for a teen (age 14-17) who is especially keen on birding, is for the session “Coastal Maine Bird Studies for Teens, Session 2.” More information on this program can be found here:

Please find the OCAS scholarship applications attached below.  The deadline for submission is December 31, 2022.  The scholarship recipient will be notified by January 6, 2023.  Questions?  Email Carol at

Additional scholarships may be available from National Audubon. Applications for these National Audubon Ambassador Scholarships must be made by January 15th.  For details and a National Audubon scholarship application refer to:

Most importantly, OCAS urges folks to share this scholarship information with any students or educators passionate about birds and the natural world.  It is an exceptionally inspiring opportunity!