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ORGANIZATION: Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Inc.

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Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is working hard at building our new wildlife and education hospital. We are seeking some adult or college student volunteers to commit to training and volunteering their time with us to complete the archeological work.

Archaeologist Dr. Robert Carr has an onsite team at the future home of PHSS that is excavating Tequesta artifacts and material from c. 500-1500 AD.

This is extremely painstaking work that the city requires us to do, but we are also very excited about it. We are finding material that tells a very layered story of the site, which we will incorporate into a permanent exhibit once the building is complete.

We are looking for about three to six participants who might be able to start in a few weeks. These volunteers or interns would be under the PHSS umbrella, but their work would be managed by the archaeological team on site. WE seek volunteers that will be consistent, dedicated and physically able to withstand the work.

It is hot and painstaking work, mostly sifting soil, but also really cool. Students could be geology majors, anthropology majors, or simply passionate about Florida history. It will be a long project, so we could take them all summer if they are available (it is hot work, though, of course).

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About Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Inc.

Location:

1279 NE 79th Street Causeway, Miami, FL 33138, US

Mission Statement

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is Miami’s premier native wildlife hospital evolving into a world-class wildlife rescue, rehab, release, and education center. We are dedicated to improving the lives of sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy animals back into the ecosystem, thus enabling future generations. We embody the highest level of patient care, compassion, and integrity while promoting community engagement on the importance of wildlife conservation.

Description

Last year over 2,500 animals were treated in our facility. This included 153 different bird and mammal species, everything from the tiniest warbler to flamingos, tortoises, turtles, oppossums, squirrels, and many others. We specialize in Brown Pelicans and other waterfowl due to our location on Biscayne Bay. The most common injuries treated are related to fishing line and tackle entanglements. Typically, an animal is admitted, given emergency care, and then an individual treatment plan is created. The ultimate goal is to nurse the animal back to health and release it back into the natural environment. Volunteers are essential to achieving this goal by assisting with cleaning, feeding and other vital tasks.

Additionally, we are committed to education and conservation by providing guided tours of our facility and presenting educational programs to schools, churches and other organizations. In addition to volunteer positions in animal care we also have volunteers serving as docents which provide educational tours on site and assist with answering calls on our wildlife hotline. Volunteers also assist at school and community events to educate the public on wildlife related issues.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment

WHEN

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WHERE

1279 Northeast 79th StreetMiami, FL 33141

(25.84921,-80.16508)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Environmental Science
  • History

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are seeking volunteers to dedicate a minimum of one 8-hour shift a week.
  • Able to life 25lbs, bend and kneel for long periods, able to withstand the Florida heat and humidity, and detail oriented.

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