Do you know an outstanding youth who is an advocate for wildlife and conservation? Nominate him or her for a Zoo Hero Youth Award.
As part of the celebration of Zootopia, Zoo New England’s creative black tie gala, the zoo staff is excited to announce the Zoo Hero Youth Awards, generously made possible by Blue Hills Bank.
The nominated youth should be between the ages of eight and 18, have demonstrated a positive commitment to ZNE and its conservation mission, and have engaged in some outstanding action to support this. Awards will be presented at Zootopia on Saturday, May 11 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston. Two awards will be presented along with a $1,000 scholarship for each from Blue Hills Bank to further the recipient’s project, conservation work and education.
“We are always incredibly moved when we hear stories about how the zoo and the animals inspire and empower people, particularly kids, to make a difference in their community. I get to meet some truly amazing young people. It’s very exciting to be able to recognize these extraordinary efforts through the Zoo Hero Youth Awards,” said John Linehan, President and CEO of Zoo New England, who added, “We’d like to thank Blue Hills Bank for their generosity in sponsoring these awards, which will help us continue to fulfill our mission by inspiring and educating the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.”
Nominations for the Zoo Hero Youth Award are being accepted through Friday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. Visit www.zoonewengland.org/zootopia2013 to download the nomination form. E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zootopia 2013 is a creative black-tie gala that will “bring the Zoo” to downtown Boston – as the Fairmont Copley Plaza Grand Ballroom is transformed for an unforgettable evening. The event, which will be held May 11 from 5:30 – 11:00 p.m., begins with a VIP cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a spectacular dinner, live auction and dancing.
Proceeds from Zootopia 2013 will directly benefit Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo and will help to further the Zoos’ mission to inspire and educate the next generation of conservation stewards and leaders.
Tickets are $300 per person. To purchase tickets or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.zoonewengland.org/zootopia2013 or call 617-989-2012.
Thank you to Zoo New England for the information above!