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Earthplace, Inc is home to Harbor Watch whose mission is to improve water quality and ecosystem health in Connecticut. Each day Harbor Watch strives to reach this goal through research in the lab and field, collaboration with our municipal partners, and education of students and the public. Harbor Watch addresses pollution threats to Long Island Sound and educates the next generation of scientists through hands-on research and experiential learning. As part of the larger organization of Earthplace, the work performed by Harbor Watch also supports the mission of Earthplace to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience, and action. Harbor Watch is looking for a reliable volunteer to come in for a couple hours a week and help clean the glassware used to run water samples in our state certified lab. Harbor Watch staff collects water samples in the field daily and then brings them back to the lab to run them. During the sample running process we use several bottles and other laboratory glassware to transfer water samlpes. Each piece of glass needs to be thoroughly washed after being used so we are looking for a person to help wash the glassware. Volunteers must be 18 years old.
10 WOODSIDE LN, WESTPORT, CT 06880, US
The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience, and action. At Earthplace we envision a community where conscious regard for the natural world guides individual actions. Our values: Exploration: We believe curious minds never stop looking for new opportunities to learn. Impact: We promote responsible behavior and decision-making about nature and the environment. Accessibility: We provide diverse connections to the natural world. Collaboration: We leverage collective knowledge, passion and action. Excellence: We create a respectful work and learning culture that produces the best possible outcomes. Fun: We revel in the joy of discovery in nature.
Founded in 1958 and accredited by The American Association of Museums, Earthplace maintains a 62-acre wildlife sanctuary with more than two miles of trails, an interactive natural history museum, and live animal viewing and learning in Animal Hall and the outdoor Birds of Prey Exhibit. Earthplace is home to a state-licensed preschool, summer camp, and numerous after school nature programs for elementary through middle school children. High school interns and adult volunteer participate in Harbor Watch, our premier citizen science-driven water quality monitoring program backed by our own EPA-certified lab. With all of these resources, Earthplace offers numerous educational experiential learning programs and events for children, teens, families, and adults that provide pathways to nature and environmental understanding.
We'll work with your schedule.
Earthplace10 Woodside LaneWestport, CT 06880
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours a week. Hours available between 9 am and 5 pm ONLY.