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By: Katrina Bergman
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New England Wildlife Center has a collaborative education program with the Norfolk Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie).  Six years ago the program began as an initiative between the Center, Norfolk Agricultural High School, Mass Bay Community College and Massachusetts General Hospital.  Each year the Center’s veterinarians and Norfolk Aggie teachers interview students enrolled in their animal science program who are interested in participating in this six week long hands-on internship.  Students must submit resumes, interview and follow up with thank you letters.  In May and June, students spend six weeks at the Center working inside our hospital alongside our undergraduate students, veterinary technicians and veterinarians.

According to Norfolk Agricultural teacher, Diane, the Center experience reinforces the information that is taught to them in the classroom, and teaches them things that can only be learned through hand-on experience.  “The students love learning all the procedures that allow for the proper rehabilitation of animals and they also enjoy learning how to educate others about wildlife and their own roles in the process of keeping them safe.” she says “New England Wildlife Center’s philosophies and care of wildlife reflect the school’s beliefs.”

Norfolk Agricultural High School enjoys their experience here because of our openness toward education.  The Center strives to see these students learn from their time here and educate others about what they’ve learned.

Posted by Student, Jack Banagis

By: Greg Mertz, DVM
Michaela, Alison, Maizie and Victoria with Steve Martin

Michaela, Alison, Maizie and Victoria with Steve Martin

These four energetic girls ran a lemonade stand on Blackhawk Street here in Weymouth and made $60!

They donated it to the Center to help us care for animals and to continue our education programs.  Thanks ladies!

By: NEWC Staff
Categories: Volunteering | 8 Comments

The Wildlife Center relies on the skills, knowledge and hard work of volunteers to help us accomplish the many different tasks of animal care, facilities maintenance, informal education tours, nature trail upkeep, and educational animal care and exercise.  We also believe that volunteering at the Center is an educational activity.  Apples to oranges, we want our volunteers to learn as much as they give us.  There are no age limits for volunteering, but those kids under 16 need to have a parent within shouting distance.

Click here for more info about volunteering at the Center