Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.
Earthplace to Host Environmental Debate
Meet and hear from the candidates for State Representative as they debate local and state environmental issues. Incumbent Jonathan Steinberg (D) and his opponent Brandi Briggs (R) and incumbent Gail Lavielle (R) and her opponent Keith Rodgerson (D) will answer questions on a variety of timely environmental topics submitted by the Earthplace Board and staff, Westport Green Task Force, students and members of the community. The debate will be moderated by the Westport Green Task Force Chair David Mann. Mark your calendars for this great opportunity to learn about our most pressing environmental concerns before election day.
Thursday, October 23 7:00pm at Earthplace FREE for everyone
Turkey Walk and Trot
Saturday, November 29 at 2:30pm
Bundle up and bring a camera as we go out in search of some turkeys along the trails with a local expert. We'll start with a short talk about the natural history of turkeys, including discussion on their diet, life span and characteristics.
Free for members, price of admission for non-members.
Meet the Turkeys of Earthplace! Visit Earthplace in the early morning or just before sunset and see if you can spot some yourself!
Fantastic Fall Programs for Kids of all ages!
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Preschool Adventures For ages 3-5
After-school nature program with a new theme each month!
Animal Tech For ages 10-14
Learn about the Earthplace resident animals and how to care for them. Through investigation, hands-on practice and instruction students will learn how to feed, clean, groom and handle our animals.
Teen Volunteer Club For ages 12-16
Complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician! Projects include caring for our animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.
Junior Staff For grades 6-12
Enjoy an enhanced educational experience working with naturalists and scientists! As a supplement to the school science curriculum, this program provides a solid base in the natural sciences through interactive classroom learning and hands-on experimentation, as well as volunteer work at Earthplace.
Teen Volunteer Club
Students in this program will have the opportunity to complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician. Projects will include caring for Earthplace animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.