King Conservation Science Scholars

The Leadership Experience 

Empowering and celebrating the next generation of conservation-minded, community-driven leaders.

Become a King Conservation Science Scholar today

Ever thought about being an entrepreneur? Maybe you’re interested in science and medicine? Are you on that journey to figure out exactly how to best use your talent? Or perhaps, none of these apply and you’re simply looking for a safe space to meet new friends and have a good time. Whatever your motivation, King Conservation Science Scholars just might be the right fit for you.

By centering the leadership journey, King Conservation Science Scholars cultivate and empower emerging leaders with the knowledge and confidence to not just make a positive impact within nature, yet also drive change and foster connections within their own communities.

Co-designed with and for teens in 9-12 grade, King Conservation Science Scholars offers a unique opportunity for young people to engage in a multitude of experiences that supports their social, emotional, recreational and intellectual growth. Through interactive workshops, immersive research expeditions, and hands-on career exploration, the program enables King Scholars to grow as leaders as they center the initiatives that matters the most to them.

Boasting a diverse and inclusive team, King Conservation Science Scholars celebrates identity as it fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. The number one goal of King Conservation Science Scholars is to inspire and invest in the next generation of conservation-minded, community-driven leaders.











Grow 

Growth looks different for everyone. Therefore, the opportunities to encourage it should be too. King Scholars have access to and engage in several core experiences that include interactive workshops, public presentations, and collaborating with other emerging leaders around the region.

Experience 

The King Scholar’s leadership journey and growth is guided by a diversity of experiences. Therefore, King Scholars have access to and engage in several prime experiences that are exclusive to Brookfield Zoo Chicago and include immersive field research expeditions, intimate career investigations, and specialized content and media productions.

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Lead

Boasting a diverse and inclusive team, King Conservation Science Scholars celebrates identity as it fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. To ensure that we remain innovative and a strong community asset, King Scholars have some executive leadership opportunities that help maintain equity, cultural relevance, access and inclusion.

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HEAR FROM OUR ALUM

bEYOND kING sCHOLARS 

Some of our alum share what they are up to and how the King Conservation Science Scholars program impacted their lives and future.
 











 

Program Contacts 

 



Chris Conner

Manager, King Conservation Science Scholars 

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