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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).

 

2015 (12th 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.

 

2013 (11th ICEE)

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.

 

2011 (10th ICEE)

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.

 

2009 (9th ICEE)

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.

 

2007 (8th ICEE)

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 conference.

 

2003 (6th ICEE)

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.

 

2001 (5th ICEE)

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.

 

1999 (4th ICEE)

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.

 

 

 

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