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January 31, 2022 to October 31, 2022
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Brandywine Zoo, 1001 North Park Drive,, New Castle County, Delaware, United States, 19802

About This Event

The Brandywine Zoo is looking for committed high school sophomores or juniors to fill a select number of openings for the 2022 Conservation Leadership Academy. This new program offers teens a chance to “level up” within our VolunTEEN (volunteer) Program by:\ - Engaging with a school, church, club, or other group on a program-long community-based conservation project or event of your own design\ - Expanding knowledge through monthly training sessions on topics including, but not limited to, biology, plastic pollution, human-wildlife conflict, diversity and inclusion and how they all interweave with conservation\ - Creating positive change monthly by participating in a range of service-learning and hands-on opportunities\ - Learning from and interacting with guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds\ - Mentoring younger teen docents at the zoo\ - Helping Brandywine Zoo raise funds for national and international conservation programs\ - Developing valuable skills for a career in conservation\ - Plus receive a $100 cash award at the completion of the program\ \ \ 2022 Schedule of Trainings\ February 19th - Be Bird Friendly\ March 20th - Water Conservation\ April 24th - Climate Change\ May 21st - Backyard Habitats\ June 25th - Diversity and Inclusion in Conservation\ July 23rd - Plastic Pollution\ August 20th - Human-wildlife Conflict\ September 18th - Wildlife Field Research/Citizen Science\ October 15th - Indigenous Voices in Conservation