Opportunities to make a difference for the environment! If any of the ideas below appeal to you, send us an email .
Research: Do you want to do a little investigating? We have investigations involving field work and investigations involving office work.
Wildlife Tracking: Would you like to become a wildlife tracker? BEAT hosts the Berkshire Wildlife Trackers. Train to become a wildlife tracker and then use your new skills to help protect wildlife habitat.
River Cleanups: Each year, BEAT hosts and co-hosts a number of river cleanups. Remember how much fun it was when you were a kid, jumping into streams and rivers and playing in the mud? We’ll give you an opportunity to do that again. There are plenty of ways to help without getting your feet wet, too.
Streamcrossing Surveys: A streamcrossing is any place where a stream intersects a road. BEAT is participating in a study to map, describe, and catalog every streamcrossing in Berkshire County. This information will be used to improve these crossings and facilitate the movement of wildlife.
Vernal Pools: Vernal pools are fragile habitats that support an amazing diversity of wildlife. If you would like to learn how you can find and protect these habitats, we can help you – and you can help us.
Website/Database: BEAT maintains a very large website. We could use your help – especially if you know a little HTML or mysql and php.
General Help: There’s always work to be done. Let us know if you’d like to help but don’t see a category that fits.
Surprise Us: Do you have a special skill that might be helpful to us, or do you have an idea for a volunteer project? Talk to us.