Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society, in conjunction with YMOS is pleased to announce the Maryland Birds: Ecology & Conservation summer program for 2019.  The residential program will run from June 24-27, 2019 and be based out of Washington College in Chestertown, MD. Participants, through intensive field trips to a variety of habitats, will learn to:

  • identify birds by sight and sound,
  • recognize and document breeding bird behavior for atlasing
  • learn to use technology (i.e., eBird) to access, analyze, and report data
  • explore career options relating to wildlife, and
  • investigate student bird research and conservation activities and opportunities.


The program is open to students entering grades 10-12, and previous birding experience is unnecessary if participants have a strong interest in the outdoors and nature. Leaders are Washington College Field Ecologists Maren Gimpel and Dan Small, Dr. Wayne Bell, and YMOS Coordinator George Radcliffe. More information and applications will be available soon.  For more information contact Maren Gimpel (mgimpel2@washcoll.edu) or see their website.