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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has received a $3,000 grant from Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut (EPOC). The EPOC was formed to represent the interests of Connecticut’s Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs). Funds will be used to support the Zoo’s teen program, Conservation Discovery Corps (CDC). The yearlong program is designed to allow high school students to work side by side with field biologists, study the role of zoos in conservation, and help educate zoo guests.

The Conservation Discovery Corps accepts applications through January 15 each calendar year. Training begins in February. Program registration is closed for 2017, but the Zoo encourages students to apply for the 2018 CDC experience. 

The Zoo is grateful to its many members, supporters, and corporate partners that help to educate, delight, and bring animal welfare and conservation to the state of Connecticut. In particular, the Zoo wishes to thank Environmental Professionals’ Organization of Connecticut for its support.

The EPOC has more than 500 members representing numerous technical disciplines working in the area of investigation and cleanup of environmentally impacted sites in Connecticut and around the world. Learn more at www.epoc.org