The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience, and action. We envision a sustainable community where conscious regard for the natural world guides individual actions. Earthplace has been based in Westport, Connecticut since our founding in 1958, and has grown to include many mission-related resources including a state-licensed preschool, a natural history museum, and Harbor Watch, our locally renowned water quality research program. Our sanctuary consists of 74 contiguous acres of open space that supports a variety of habitats and several miles of walking trails—including Wheels in the Woods IV a universal access trail suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. We are also home to the live Birds of Prey Exhibit and the indoor Animal Hall for public viewing. Earthplace works toward our mission every day by providing a diverse continuum of hands-on, nature-based learning experiences throughout childhood and young adulthood, as well as environmental programs and volunteer opportunities for adults.