Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638

Teen Programs

Teen Volunteer Club

Grades 5+, Tuesdays OR Thursdays, 4-5pm

Winter 2018 Dates:
Tuesday, January 9th - Tuesday, March 27th
OR

Thursday, January 11th- Thursday, March 29th 

Whatever your nature passion, Teen Volunteer Club offers a fun and supportive environment for connecting with nature. Work side-by-side with our naturalists to learn animal care skills with hands-on training and explore the Earthplace grounds. Weekly activities include animal care, special event preparation, and maintaining the Earthplace private preserve.  

Members: $60, Non-members: $75

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Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


Eco Explorers

Grades 5+, Wednesdays, 4-5 pm

Fall 2017 dates:
Session 1: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6, 13
Session 2: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Febuary 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28

Develop your passion for nature and science! Guided by Naturalist Veronica Swain, study different types of birds, frogs, plants, and even bats. Embark on a new mission each week, gathering information from our sanctuary for use in scientific projects.

Members: $160, Non-members: $200

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Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.

 


Junior Staff

Grades 6 to 12, Saturdays, 10am-2pm

Fall 2017 Dates: September 9, 16; October 7, 21; Nov 4, 18; December 2, 16

Share an enhanced educational experience with your peers while working with our Naturalists! Supplementing the school science curriculum, this program provides a solid base in the natural sciences through interactive learning and hands-on experimentation, as well as volunteer work. Participants are accepted to the program upon successful completion of an application and interview. 
Members: $400, Non-members: $500

Register Here

Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.


Harbor Watch Internships, Academic Year Internship for High School Students

Sessions: Team 1 (Tuesdays) or Team 2 (Wednesdays), 3:30 - 6 pm
Dates: 
Weekly from September 20/21 – December 5/7, 2016

To apply, email your resume to harborwatch@earthplace.org

Through our educational internships, students:

  • Learn field and laboratory techniques

  • Conduct data analysis and present findings

  • Develop critical thinking skills

  • Go on field trips

  • Use state-of-the-art research equipment

  • Work in two State of Connecticut-certified laboratories

  • Work side-by-side with professional researchers and learn about water quality and environmental science in the field and in our state-certified lab. Each team of interns meets weekly after school during the fall semester and the program culminates in a student symposium! No experience is required. Topics include water chemistry indicators (dissolved oxygen, turbidity, surfactants, and more), indicator bacteria, and macro-invertebrates.