DEEP: CT DEEP invites outdoor enthusiasts to become volunteers

2017 Press Release
April 17, 2017
CT DEEP Invites Outdoor Enthusiasts to Become Volunteers

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) invites environmental stewards who enjoy wildlife and the outdoors to get involved in protecting important species and preserving habitat by becoming volunteers for DEEP.
Join others at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby, for a special evening as the Agency thanks our volunteers and welcome new ones.  The gathering takes place on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. to learn about current and new volunteer opportunities. 
The Kellogg Environmental Center offers a variety of volunteer and citizen science projects that involve monitoring wildlife, educating the public, and maintaining park trails.  The Kellogg staff will share the findings of its winter citizen science project, Project FeederWatch, and announce the schedule for its spring and summer opportunities. 
Guest speaker Michelle Duong, of Yale University and also the Project Coordinator for Map of Life, will present a new citizen science project and explain the use of its app to help with wildlife inventory and studies.  Map of Life is a project by Yale University and the University of Florida that gathers species data worldwide to preserve biodiversity and prevent extinction.  The American Association of School Librarians awarded it the Best App for Teaching and Learning in 2016. 
Bring a friend and join us in celebrating the volunteers who make it happen.  This event is free, and light refreshments will be served.  Please register by calling 203-734-2513.  The Kellogg Environmental Center is a facility of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Route 34 in Derby, CT.