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

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.  

Summer 2019 Dates:

Thursday, June 27th - August 29th

Members: $72, Non-members: $80

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Fall 2019 Dates:

Tuesday, September 10th - December 10th

Members: $72, Non-members: $80

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Thursday, September 12th - December 12th

Members: $72, Non-members: $80

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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 2019 Session: 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14

Members: $450, Non-members: $500

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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 will volunteer in animal hall and assist with programs. 

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

To learn about Adventures in Animal Hall (Grades 3-5), please click here

Harbor Watch Student Programs

For water quality internships and opportunities for high school and undergraduate students with Harbor Watch, click here.