Recently, the New Canaan YMCA Y Earth Service Corps assisted Animal Embassy with a number of projects at our public exhibit at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Stamford, CT. Arriving from New Canaan, CT early in the morning, the group consisted of high school students and supervising staff. The volunteers were enthusiastic and accomplished quite a lot during their visit. The group is pictured above with Animal Embassy staff, interns and, of course, an Animal Ambassador!
The New Canaan YMCA Y Earth Service Corps learn about the environment and how to take care of it. This program empowers young people; we hope that the time spent with Animal Embassy helped the volunteers to see how significant a role youth can play in making the world a better place. Our Animal Ambassadors, and those that learn about nature through them, are all better for the hard work and contribution that they have made!
The day including raking in the yard next to our exhibit, where our rabbit hutch stands.
The volunteers cleared sticks and branches from the area.
Sweeping the pathways.
Getting the window frames ready for painting.
Helping prepare the windows for painting . . . or perhaps an Animal Ambassador inside the building caught the eye of the volunteers?!
Thumbs up - it was a very hot day, soaked from the power wash but refreshed!
Nicki Jezairian, New Canaan YMCA's Director of Community Engagement, arranged this wonderful day with us. Thanks, Nicki!
After finishing up, the volunteers came inside the exhibit to spend some time with our Animal Ambassadors.
Robin, Animal Embassy's Animal Care & Education Specialist introduces a chick to the group.
Thanks again - we had an amazing day and appreciate your commitment to the environment!