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Girls in Science

​​Do your girls love science? Give them an amazing opportunity to meet a world-​renowned conservationist. This unique program is targeted for girls ages 10-14 years and will include an opportunity to speak with Indianapolis Prize conservationists, meet a zoo keeper, participate in a short program on selected animals and experience a behind the scenes tour. 

In 2016, participants had the chance to meet 2014 Prize Winner Dr. Patricia Wright and 2016 Finalists Dr. P. Dee Boersma and Amanda Vincent, while learning about the lemurs, penguins, seahorses and more they've dedicated their lives and careers to protecting. 

Stay tuned for information, dates and details for the next event.

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What Parents are Saying

"We were very impressed with the fact that there is a Girls in Science workshop series specifically for young girls. My daughter was over-the-moon when she met Dr. Marker. Something she will always remember for the rest of her life. She wants to be just like her someday. Thank you for providing such a wonderful opportunity! Your zoo is amazing!"

​"It was beyond expectations and beyond fantastic...a truly treasured experience, memory and learning experience." 

2014 & 2015 Programs with Dr. Patricia Wright, Stony Brook University and Dr. Laurie Marker, Cheetah Conservation Fund

The Indianapolis Prize team is honored to give the Indianapolis community a rare opportunity to meet and learn from some of the world’s leading animal conservation scientists. 

In 2014, Dr. Patricia Wright was the first woman to be awarded the Indianapolis Prize for her work with lemurs, the most endangered mammal on earth. The participants of the 2014 Girls in Science Program were able to learn about the species and animal conservation in Madagascar with Dr. Wright, take a-behind-the scenes tour with a keeper and attend a special viewing of the IMAX film “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D.”

At the beginning of the year, the 2015 Girls in Science Program took place with two-time Prize finalist Dr. Laurie Marker, the Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Dr. Marker has worked with cheetahs since 1974 and is a leader in their conservation. This program included an opportunity ​to talk with Dr. Marker, a short program on cheetahs, as well as a visit with the Zoo's cheetahs and one of the keepers who works with them.

 The Indianapolis Prize team looks forward to providing the local community with unique learning opportunities to advance animal conservation both locally and globally.