The mission of the Animal Hall and Connecticut Bird of Prey exhibit at Earthplace is to provide our community with educational animal programs and experiences focused on natural history, care, and appreciation.

We fulfill this mission by maintaining a collection of live animals representing many different groups including native wildlife of Connecticut, domesticated animals, and exotic animals, by providing ducational animal programs for the Earthplace Nursery School classes, visiting school groups, afterschool programs, summer camp, birthday parties, and visitors, and by providing volunteer opportunities for teens and adults interested in animal care.


 

Animal Hall Volunteer Orientation

The Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit house more than thirty live animals and provide the Earthplace community with educational animal programs and experiences focused on natural history, care, and appreciation. Our collection contains species representing many animal groups including wildlife of Connecticut, domesticated species, and exotic species from around the world. Animals from our collection play a vital role in many of the Earthplace programs including school and outreach programs, birthday parties, after-school programs, nursery school, and summer camp. 

 Animal Hall Volunteer Orientation
Date: Tuesday, June 1

Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center
Fee: $0.00
RSVP requested 

Interested in working with animals? We are currently looking for winter volunteers (over the age of 16) to assist with animal care in the Animal Hall at Earthplace. The Animal Hall Volunteer Orientation is being held on Tuesday, June 1, 2014, from 6-7:30pm. Orientation is intended to explain what volunteering in the Animal Hall is all about. We’ll give you a tour, show what a typical volunteer shift looks like and answer any questions you might have. Attending orientation does not imply a commitment for future volunteering-we want this to be an opportunity for you to decide if this is a good fit.

 

Please note, that if you want to volunteer within the Animal Hall, you must attend an orientation. The next orientation will be held in spring 2014. Please contact either of the following Animal Hall staff members by May 15, 2014 to RSVP for this orientation. If you are interested in volunteering in the Animal Hall and the orientation date does not work for you, please contact either staff member as there may be alternative dates available. 

 

Amanda Chisholm

Naturalist Educator

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside Lane

Westport, CT  06880

203.227.7253 ext. 106

a.chisholm@earthplace.org

Erika Labrie

Animal Care Technician

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside Lane

Westport, CT  06880

203.227.7253 ext. 115

e.labrie@earthplace.org


 

Animals

Earthplace maintains a varied collection of "species ambassadors".  The outdoor display cages and many of the animals in the indoor Animal Hall house wildlife that cannot be released due to their injuries. These creatures include two bald eagles, a peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawks, owls, big brown bats, turkey vultures and a black vulture, a monk parakeet, blue jay,  mockingbird and snakes.