The Shape of Enrichment ICEE Travel Grant Winners
In 1999, in keeping with our mission statement of furthering
enrichment efforts worldwide, The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. began offering a
$1000 Travel Grant to be use to help the winning author attend the
International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE).
Congratulations to Sarah VanHerpt, our 2015 winner of The Shape of Enrichment $1,500
Travel Grant. Sarah paper cites case examples of providing effective and safe enrichment
to animals in hospital in Wellington Zoo, New Zealand.
Congratulations to Mark
Kingston Jones, our 2013 winner of The Shape of Enrichment $1,500 Travel Grant.
Mark is the Research and Enrichment Officer for Aspinall
Foundation Kent, UK. Mark will presented his paper,
describing the use of camera “traps” to collect animals and visitor response to
enrichment at the 11th ICEE in Dinkeng
Game Reserve, South Africa.
Congratulations to Ibu Maryanti, our 2011 winner of
The Shape of Enrichment $1,000 Travel Grant. Maryanti
is the Enrichment Coordinator for Orangutan Foundation International’s
Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in Pangkalan
Bun, Kalamantin, Indonesia. Ibu
Maryanti will presented her paper, “OFI’s Holistic
Environmental Enrichment Program”, describing their enrichment program for over
330 orangutans in a rehabilitation center on the island of Borneo at the 10th
ICEE in Portland, Oregon.
Congratulations to Dr. Louise Bauck
who was selected by our judges to receive The Shape of Enrichment $1,000 Travel
Grant to the 9th International Conference on Environmental
Enrichment, in June 2009 in Torquay, U.K. Dr. Bauck, of Brenau University
(Georgia, USA) presented her paper "Periodic Access Area Utilization and
Activity Levels in a Small Psittacine (Melopsittacus undulatus)" at the conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Ajit Pattnaik, the winner of The Shape of Enrichment $1,000
travel grant to the 8th International Conference on Environmental
Enrichment, in August 2007 in Vienna, Austria. Unfortunately, and at the last
moment, Ajit was unable to attend the conference. His
paper, entitled "Stimulating Conservation Breeding in Captivity through
Enrichment of Enclosure and Feed in Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata)
in Nandankanan Zoological Park" was read to the
Congratulations to Wanda McCormick, the winner of The Shape
of Enrichment $1,000 travel grant to the 6th International
Conference on Environmental Enrichment, in October 2003 in Johannesburg, South
Africa. Wanda's paper, entitled "How Enriching Is Training?" presents
the only known study to date that attempts to quantify the animal welfare
benefits derived directly from participating in animal training sessions. This
study examines the behavioral diversity of two elephants at the Paignton Zoo after baseline, enrichment only, training
only, and enrichment and training sessions.
Congratulations to Sheila Wojciechowski,
a keeper in the Tropic World exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo, who was the winner
of The Shape of Enrichment $1,000 travel grant to the 5th
International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, in November 2001 in
Sydney Australia. Sheila's paper, "Is Enrichment Still Good the Next Day?
Overcoming the Challenges of Providing Daily Enrichment to Multiple Animal
Groups in a Colony-Type Situation" assessed the effectiveness of 19 items
being given to 8 groups of Goeldi's monkeys (Callimico goeldii) and evaluated if keeper time was being used
optimally to provide the greatest amount of enrichment for the animals.
Congratulations to Mindy Wozniak of the Brookfield Zoo, who
was the winner of The Shape of Enrichment $1,000 travel grant to the 4th
International Conference on Environmental Enrichment. Mindy presented her
paper, entitled "The Effect of Enrichment Devices on Stereotypic Behavior
in Okapi (Okapia
johnstoni)" in August,1999,
in Edinburgh, Scotland.