159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
summer about 30 volunteers work side by side with our research
staff on all seven sanctuaries managed
by NAS in the Gulf of Maine. Students, naturalists, aviculturists,
avid birders, and biologists give their time and energy to assist
Volunteer assignments are worked out on an individual basis in the early spring, prior to the start of the field season. Commitments range from
two to twelve weeks. Volunteers assist in all aspects of our
research including banding, band reading, burrow monitoring,
feeding and productivity studies.
Volunteers will assist
with field studies on puffins, terns and other species. Must
be over 18 years old and available for a minimum of two weeks
between June 1 and July 30, with exact dates to be negotiated
depending on schedule openings. Volunteers contributing $1500
or more will receive preference for available openings.
Project Puffin volunteers serve in many roles:
|Project Puffin offers up to nine
Contributing Research Assistant positions. These reserved positions
are blocked during the three periods of greatest seabird activity
at our colonies and are designed to provide full participation
in our research. Donations defray the cost of meals provided
and transportation from our base to and from the research site.
Funds support student research positions.
employed in aviculture or related fields. Participants gain
valuable field experience while increasing their knowledge
of colonial seabirds and research techniques. Participating
organizations include: Sea World (FL, TX, CA), New England
Aquarium (MA), National Aquarium (MD), San Antonio Zoo (TX),
Lincoln Park Zoo (IL), and the North Carolina Zoo. Project
Puffin encourages participating institutions to make a contribution
towards field expenses.
in biology, environmental studies, natural history, ornithology
, science education and related fields at the college or graduate
level. Participants gain valuable field experience while increasing
their knowledge of colonial seabirds and research techniques.
Student volunteers can participate from two to ten weeks. Student
volunteers often return in subsequent years as interns.
||If all volunteer positions
are not filled by student, aviculturists and contributing research
assistants, remaining positions will be filled by other applicants
To apply: Fill
out the application (PDF Format | MS
Word Format) and mail it to Project
Puffin, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca,
New York 14850, or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The
yearly window for submission of applications is January 1st through