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King Conservation Science Scholars

Brookfield Zoo

The King Conservation Science Scholars Program is the Chicago Zoological Society Brookfield Zoo’s innovative approach to leadership development, conservation, and cultural representation and inclusion. With a focus on developing the next generation of conservation-minded, community-driven leaders, the program uses environmental literacy to boast a high school learning community like no other. However, the heart of a King Scholar's experience lives within its design.

Under a reimagined approach to career prep and college readiness, King Scholars have the unique opportunity to build an experience directly related to their individual passions. Through interactive workshops and activities that take place both within the Brookfield Zoo and beyond, the King Scholars gain invaluable knowledge and training in leadership development, conservation science, community advocacy as well as a variety of other opportunities.

These opportunities include, yet are not limited to:

  • Paid staff opportunities.
  • Fun and engaging courses center topics like coding, emotional intelligence, improv, animal wellness, and even writing.
  • Exclusive internship and career pathway opportunities.
  • Regional and national travel opportunities.
  • Public Speaking growth and enhancement opportunities.
  • Interactive STEAM Sessions with experts in the fields.
  • Variety of universal certifications that enhance resumes, college and job applications.
  • Field Research Expeditions.
  • Animal handling, care, and/or presentation opportunities.
  • Exclusive and renewable scholarship opportunities.
  • A Teen Conservation Leadership Conference that creates life-long professional and personal relationships.
  • Training and opportunities to enhance interpersonal and public interpretive communication skills.
  • College tours.
  • Graduation service hours events.
  • College pathway mapping workshops that include resume building, personal essay writing, financial aid, and choosing a college major.
  • Marketing and branding training and opportunities.

Age: 13—19
Cost: FREE
Type: In Person

Date + Time

Date(s): 06/03/2023 - 06/03/2024

Time: See Schedule

Registration deadline: 04/15/2023


Chris Conner




3300 Golf Road
Brookfield ,IL 60513

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