What is the Raymond Sawyer Scholarship 2017?
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 Conservation Breeding and Husbandry of Birds Workshop at Durrell Conservation Academy.
Where and when:
The Durrell Conservation Academy, Jersey. November 6-10, 2017.
■ A five-day intensive workshop designed to equip students with the necessary skills to successfully manage and breed birds in captivity with an emphasis on conservation.
■ Aimed at curators, keepers, vets and serious private breeders involved in captive breeding of birds.
■ The course will be run by Durrell’s Bird Department in conjunction with Durrell Conservation Academy.
■ Course faculty will include visiting experts in bird husbandry and conservation.
■ Planning your captive bird collection
■ Bird behaviour and ecology
■ Enclosure design and management
■ Hand rearing and incubation techniques
■ Record keeping and population management
■ Feeding and nutrition
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 30, 2017.
Please complete all fields.
To apply, click here: http://cageaviarybirds.msgfocus.com/k/Kelsey-Media/the_raymond_sawyer_scholarship_2017
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