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Dickerson Park Zoo Conservation Education Scholarship

 

Established in 2009, the Dickerson Park Zoo Conservation Education Award honors excellence in conservation education programming and promotes the development of conservation leadership capacity in Latin American zoo and aquariums. The scholarship provides full funding to qualified Latin American zoo and aquarium professionals interested in participating in the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's (AZA) Conservation Education: Effective Program Design professional training course; a week-long program that provides educators with a comprehensive overview of how to develop, implement, and evaluate conservation education programs and interpretive exhibit elements. Employees or associates of Latin American zoological institutions or conservation organizations may apply.

 

The Dickerson Park Zoo of Springfield, Missouri provides annual funding for this scholarship award.

2019-2020 Program Year Applications:

The 2019-2020 application submission, review, and selection period has been completed.  Congratulations to Gustavo Marwitz of the Buin Zoo for being selected as this year's Dickerson Park Zoo Conservation Education Scholarship recipient.

Peônia Pereira

Peônia Pereira

Educator at Sorocaba Zoo (Brazil) attended AZA's Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2019.

Daniela Morales

Daniela Morales

Biologist at Zoo Municipal Vesty Pakos (Bolivia). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2018.

Eve Calvo

Eve Calvo

Educator at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2017.

Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

Education Specialist at Africam Safari (Mexico). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2016.

María Laura Schiffrin.

María Laura Schiffrin.

Director of Education at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2015.

María Alejandra Romeo

María Alejandra Romeo

Educator at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2014.

Paola Sierra Manrique

Paola Sierra Manrique

Educator at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2013.

Catalina Rodríguez Alvarez

Catalina Rodríguez Alvarez

Director of Conservation and Education at Bioparque Wakatá-Parque Jaime Duque (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2012.

Andrea Vega Toral

Andrea Vega Toral

Educator at Zoo Amaru (Ecuador). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2011.

Diana Casalins

Diana Casalins

Educator at the Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia). Attended AZA’s Conservation Education: Effective Program Design course in 2010.

WANT TO HELP?

REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Applicants must be employees or associates of Latin American zoological institutions or related facilities.  For this scholarship, preference is given to education staff or individuals demonstrating interest or involvement in environmental education programming at the field conservation or community outreach level. 

  2. Applicants must possess a functional proficiency in English.

  3. Individuals may submit only one scholarship application per year.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

  1. DOWNLOAD THE 2019-2020 APPLICATION FORM.

  2. E-mail a copy of your completed application to scholarships@zcog.org
    Please include a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)

  3. Send questions to scholarships@zcog.org

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time on August 1, 2019.

 

A committee comprised of representatives from ZCOG, the sponsoring institution, and/or the AZA Professional Development Committee will review the applications and select the scholarship recipient.

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PAST RECIPIENTS

YEAR

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

2016

 

2017

2018

NAME

 

Diana Casalins

 

Amanda Vega Toral

 

Catalina Rodriguez Alvarez

 

Paola Sierra Manrique

 

Maria Alejandra Romeo

 

Maria Laura Schiffrin

 

Luis Martínez

 

Eve Calvo

 

Daniela Morales

Peônia Pereira

INSTITUTION

 

Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia)

 

Zoo Amaru (Ecuador)

 

Zoológico Jaime Duque (Colombia)

 

Zoológico de Barranquilla (Colombia)

 

Fundación Temaiken (Argentina)

 

Fundación Temaiken (Argentina)

 

Africam Safari (Mexico)

 

Barranquilla Zoo (Colombia)

 

Zoo Municipal Vesty Pakos (Bolivia)

Sorocaba Zoo (Brazil)

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

  • Contact ZCOG for details on how your institution can establish an annual conservation scholarship award

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