What is the Raymond Sawyer Scholarship 2016?
A scheme whereby the Avicultural Society will commemorate the great aviculturist (the society’s long-time president) by funding one student to take part in the Avian Egg Incubation Workshop at Durrell Conservation Academy.
Where and when:
The Durrell Conservation Academy, Jersey. November 7-11, 2016.
■ A five-day practical workshop designed to give participants the skills required to successfully incubate bird eggs and deal with problems that could arise.
■ Aimed at curators, keepers, vets and serious private breeders involved in captive breeding of birds.
■ The course will be run by Susie Kasielke, curator of birds at the Los Angeles Zoo. There will also be additional lectures from Durrell’s bird department.
■ Participants will break out embryos at all stages of development and gain first-hand experience of candling techniques, egg repair, hatching assistance and egg necropsy.
■ Embryo and membrane development
■ Factors affecting hatchability before and during incubation
■ Hatchery management techniques
■ Artificial incubation and its role in field conservation programmes
Who can apply?
Amateur, professional or student aviculturists aged under 25, living anywhere in the world.
What the scholarship covers
All course fees and/or accommodation charges at the Durrell Academy. Note: the scholarship does not cover travel or other expenses.
Who will decide who gets the scholarship?
Representatives of the Avicultural Society, Durrell Conservation Academy and Cage & Aviary Birds.
Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide further information and references.
Deadline for applications: Completed application forms, plus accompanying required information, must be received by Cage & Aviary Birds not later than Friday June 24, 2016.
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To apply, click here: http://cageaviarybirds.msgfocus.com/k/Kelsey-Media/the_raymond_sawyer_scholarship_2016