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Woodland Park Zoo NatureStart Scholarship

 

ZCOG’s Woodland Park Zoo NatureStart Scholarship promotes the development of conservation educators working in Latin American zoos and aquariums by providing an opportunity to attend the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo’s NatureStart course.  The course provides educators with the skills to develop play-based learning environments in zoos and aquariums, which have become important locations for children and their families to learn about and interact with nature in the region.

The Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA provides funding for this annual scholarship.

2019-2020 Program Year Applications:

The 2019-2020 application submission, review, and selection period has been completed.  Congratulations to Montserrat Idalsoaga of Buin Zoofor being selected as this year's Woodland Park Zoo NatureStart Scholarship recipient.

Catalina Rodríguez

Catalina Rodríguez

Director of Conservation Education at Jaime Duque Zoo (Colombia). Attended the Brookfield Zoo’s NatureStart course in 2019.

Florencia Bravo

Florencia Bravo

Recreational Activities Coordinator at Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina). Attended the Brookfield Zoo’s NatureStart course in 2018.

Paola Henriquez-Fuentes

Paola Henriquez-Fuentes

Director of Conservation Education at the Zoológico Nacional de Chile (Chile). Attended the Brookfield Zoo’s NatureStart course in 2017.

REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. Applicants must be employees or associates of Latin American zoological institutions or related facilities that are members in good standing of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Parques Zoológicos y Acuarios (ALPZA).  Preference is given to education staff or individuals demonstrating interest or involvement in environmental education programs involving children and families. 

  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.

  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

 

 

DEADLINES

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted by 5:00PM Eastern Daylight Time on July 22, 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

 

2016

 

2017

2018

 

NAME

 

Paola Henriquez-Fuentes

 

Florencia Bravo

Catalina Rodríguez

INSTITUTION

 

Zoológico Nacional de Chile (Chile)

 

Fundación Temaikèn (Argentina)

Jaime Duque Zoo (Colombia)

 

WAYS YOU CAN ACT

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

SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR:

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group

c/o Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) 

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710

Silver Spring, MD 20910