PGAV Destinations Offers $3,000 Scientific Research Grant

PGAV Destinations Offers $3,000 Scientific Research Grant

Global design firm seeks to fund pollinator research

(St. Louis, MO – October 18, 2016) – St. Louis-based destination design firm PGAV Destinations is offering a single $3,000 science grant to help further research regarding pollinators.

“Over the course of the last two decades, we’ve seen habitat loss and other potential causes resulting in bee colony collapse and affecting on other pollinator populations and behavior,” said Mike Konzen, chair and principal of PGAV Destinations. “As these birds, insects, and mammals have a foundational effect on world agriculture, medicine, and more, we see this grant as a way to help contribute to the understanding of the problems and potential solutions.”

PGAV Destinations has created experiences across the globe for more than a half century, inspiring curious children and guests to become more scientifically-minded and thoughtful about our world; hopefully, inspired to act. In that spirit, PGAV Destinations seeks to award $3,000 in grant funding to support young scientists for museum or laboratory study, fieldwork, or any other activity that forwards our understanding of the negative factors impacting pollinators and/or solutions to address these challenges.

Grant applicants must be U.S.-based and currently enrolled in an advanced degree educational program. A panel comprised of PGAV staff and St. Louis representatives will review the applications, and a single $3,000 grant will be awarded to a researcher or research party on Monday, February 6, 2017. Grant applications are due no later than December 31, 2016.

“Each year, the volunteer arm of our organization – PGAVIA – pursues a central conservation cause to study and support,” explained Stacey Ludlum, zoological designer and site planner at PGAV and chair of the PGAVIA committee. “Last year we were successful in supporting a bill to ban the illegal sale of ivory for the Missouri State Legislature, and this year has proven a remarkable opportunity to study and help support the critical issues facing pollinators.”



Click the link below to download the grant application.




About PGAV Destinations
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now entering its sixth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.

PGAV’s key clients include industry leaders such as Delaware North Companies, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ameristar Casinos, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo, and many others. Recent assignments include planning and design at many of the world’s “must see” destinations, including the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Georgia Aquarium, the Hoover Dam, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks.


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