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Daniel Augustino

  • What I do, where I work

  • As the Museum Aquarist for the Springfield Science Museum I manage a diverse collection of live animals; exhibits include invertebrates, freshwater and marine fish, amphibians, and reptiles. I aspire to create and maintain museum quality live animal exhibits and programs that inspire environmental conservation and stewardship, while producing a high quality work environment for staff, interns, and volunteers.

  • Current position

  • Museum Aquarist at Springfield Museums

Earlier positions

  • Aquarist at Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

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  • More about me

  • In my first year at the Springfield Museums, 2005, as a planner and organizer for the Earth Day Festival and Cleanup and working in coordination with the City of Springfield, vendors, nonprofit organizations, and citizens the cleanup removed 18.5 tons of waste from the city, including 1.5 tons of recyclable scrap metal. In 2007 the Springfield Science Museum was asked to lead an expanded cleanup event in conjunction with “Keep Springfield Beautiful”. This led to my involvement as a key logistics organizer for the “Keep Springfield Beautiful Campaign” part of the Great American Cleanup which removed over 170 tons of waste from the city of Springfield.

    Striving to continually learn and stay current as a professional, I obtained a Master of Science in Communications and Information Management from Bay Path College in 2008.