Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund

Join us for the 7th Annual Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund Ride and Walk on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

The bike- and walk-a-thon, which begins and ends at Hollis’ historic Lawrence Barn, features multiple routes specially-designed for cyclists or walkers ranging from beginner to expert. Riders, volunteers, family and friends are invited to a festive post-race picnic. Proceeds support Zoo New England’s Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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About the Jonathan Gilmour Fund

jonathan gilmourIn the spring of 2006, Zoo New England lost a cherished family member when zookeeper Jonathan Gilmour passed away at age 29. The Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with the generous support of Jonathan’s family and friends as a way to perpetuate his passion for wildlife. The fund provides the opportunity for members of the Zoo community to pursue conservation  projects, education opportunities, research  initiatives and other wildlife-focused efforts. More on Jonathan.

Protecting Wildlife at Home and Abroad

To date, 38 members of the Zoo New England community have used their scholarships to participate in a variety of local and international conservation initiatives including:

  • Reintroduction of endangered drill baboons back into the wild of Nigeria

  • Restoration of Atlantic puffin colonies off the coast of Maine

  • Assessment of the impact of the Jaguar predation on marine turtle populations in Costa Rica

  • The use of radio transmitters to study population dynamics of endangered turtles in Massachusetts

  • Study of space and resource use by Grevy’s and plains zebras around people and livestock



View full listing of 2013 Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship award winners.