Central Florida Zoo NatureStart Scholarship

Zoo Conservation Outreach Group

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 14, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Working Professional

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Caribbean, Central America, South America

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The Central Florida Zoo NatureStart Scholarship promotes the development of conservation educators working in Latin American zoos and aquariums by providing an opportunity to attend the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) NatureStart course, hosted by the Chicago Zoological Society.  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 Central Florida Zoo of Sanford, Florida provides annual funding for this scholarship award.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.



    • Preference is given to education staff or individuals demonstrating interest or involvement in environmental education programs involving children and families. 
    • Preference will be given to applicants demonstrating past or present involvement in cooperative conservation education efforts with AZA member institutions or other regional partners.  
    • Preference also will be given to professionals early in their career or who otherwise lack access to training opportunities.


    • An individual cannot be awarded the same scholarship more than once.