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Nominate a Young Conservationist


2016 award winner, Fong Mung

Do you know an outstanding youth who is an advocate for wildlife and conservation? Nominate him or her for the Young Conservationist Award!

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Young Conservationist Award

As part of the celebration of Zootopia, Zoo New England’s annual fundraising gala, Zoo staff is excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Young Conservationist Award. The nominated youth should be between the ages of eight and 18, have demonstrated a positive commitment to Zoo New England and its conservation mission, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, will be presented at Zootopia on May 13, 2017 to further the recipient's project, conservation work and education. The winner and two adults will receive complimentary tickets to Zootopia to participate in the awards ceremony.

“We are always incredibly moved when we hear stories about how the Zoo and the animals inspire and empower people, particularly kids, to make a difference in their community,” said John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England. “Our past award winners have been truly exceptional young people with a passion for wildlife and conservation. We are looking forward to once again presenting this award in recognition of an outstanding youth making a positive difference on behalf of wildlife, conservation and the environment.”

Nominations for the Young Conservationist Award are being accepted through Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

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