Date: 4/3/17 6:49 am From: Sargent, Bob <bob.sargent...> Subject: [GABO-L] Camp TALON early registration ends Friday
The early registration discount ends this Friday. Register your teenager soon!
The registration forms for this year's two Camp TALON (Teen Adventures Learning Ornithology and Nature) are now available at http://www.georgiawildlife.com/CampTALON. Each Camp TALON is a six-day (June 3-8 and June 17-22) event for young people ages 13-17 (older teens may be eligible) who are interested in birds and nature. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, TERN, the Georgia Ornithological Society, and the Atlanta Audubon Society, these camps are based at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island. We'll be birding many of Georgia's coastal "greatest hits" including Altama WMA, Harris Neck NWR, Little St. Simons Island, Ft. Stewart, Okefenokee NWR, Sapelo Island, Andrews Island, Altamaha WMA, Richmond Hill WTF, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island. Visit the website to see the itineraries for each camp. Teachers for the camps all have 20+ years of experience as professional biologists, ornithologists, and teachers working for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, GOS, The Nature Conservancy, and Little St. Simons Island.
Besides becoming a better birder, camp participants will learn about bird migration, conservation, census techniques, photography, journaling, song identification, and more. Students do not need to be experienced birders; they just need to be serious about birds and the outdoors. If you live inland and are wondering how you'll be able to bring your son or daughter to the coast for the camp - don't worry. A bus will pick up inland camp participants in Macon, will take them to the camp, and will return them to Macon in the late afternoon on the last day of each camp.
The camps will only cost $425 for early registration (before April 8th), which includes meals, lodging, and transportation from Macon. Late registration (April 8 - May 5) will cost $500. Previous campers who are older than 17 may be eligible to attend as an intern.
If you have questions, please contact Julie Duncan at <Jdwildlife15...> or Bob Sargent at <bob.sargent...>