Science & Environment Organizations

Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to work with you to protect the environment for wildlife in support of the natural systems that support us all. Anybody who knows us will tell you that we take the “Action” part of our name seriously. Please take some time to get

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Berkshire Humane Society

Berkshire Humane Society is a private, nonprofit, open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission: 1. to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation, and 2. to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/berkshire-humane-society

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Berkshire Humane Society

Takes in surrendered animals, offers adoption services, food bank, obedience classes, resource for educational material, and financial support for spaying and neutering. Not associated with MSPCA. Welcomes volunteers in a variety of capacities. Check the organization’s website for volunteer opportunities and orientation information. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; Thursday, 5 pm

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Cricket Creek Farm

Cricket Creek Farm is a growing, productive, multi-facted organism.  We are a grass-based dairy farm.  We are one of the oldest dairy farms in the region, but infused with new life and energy.  Our primary activity is raising dairy cows for their good milk.  We are licensed to sell raw milk from the farm. The rest

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Friends of Pontoosuc Lake

The Friends of Pontoosuc Lake is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the interests of Pontoosuc Lake.  The goals are to ensure high water quality in the lake, maintain high environmental standards in the watershed, hold nuisance aquatic vegetation in check, and ensure that the lake can be enjoyed by the citizens for a variety of uses and

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Lenox Environmental Committee

The Lenox Environmental Committee’s mission is to promote environmentally sound policies and practices in and about the Town of Lenox. The Committee will work with town departments and businesses to implement environmentally responsible approaches to the delivery of services. The Committee will increase the public’s awareness of ways to protect human health and the  environment through education and outreach. By fostering environmentally friendly practices, the LEC aims to enhance the quality

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Massachusetts Climate Action Network

The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit, fights the climate crisis one town at a time, with the help of local MCAN chapters – and you! MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities,

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Math Riddles

Many students find math dry in high school and junior high school. The purpose of the webpage is to help students and teachers see that math can be fun, interesting and applicable. In addition to the riddles, there is a student/teacher corner where detailed explanations are given, not just of how to solve the problem,

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The Sanctuary for Independent Media

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in north Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society‘s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places.  We contribute to better protection, stewardship and restoration of our public lands, preserving our rich natural legacy for current and future generations. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-wilderness-society/

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Williamstown COOL Committee

The purpose of the Williamstown COOL (CO2 Lowering) Committee is to promote sustainable living practices in Williamstown in a way that inspires community engagement, prompts individual action, and promotes exchange of ideas and practices in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The COOL Committee is a group of volunteers from Williamstown who work to implement

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