Wetland Centres of Excellence Scholarship 

This year, Ducks Unlimited Canada awarded three $1,000 scholarships.

Scholarship Winners 2021

Kylie Holmstrom

Kylie Holmstrom

Bachelor of Education student at the University of Alberta, former participant of the Virden WCE

Kylie was an excellent mentor at the Virden WCE. She was known for her outgoing personality, her passion for nature-based teaching, and her ability to make learning fun. For two years, she led a plant station at Eternal Springs for the younger students, and never failed to get them excited about wetlands. She’s eager to take what she learned during the WCE program and create an outdoor classroom of her own. 

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Joyce Ji

Joyce Ji

Bachelor of Environmental Science student at the University of Manitoba, former participant of the Fort Richmond WCE

Joyce was a diligent and dedicated member of the Fort Richmond WCE. She volunteered to lead field trips at Kelburn Farms for three years in a row, more than any other student in her class. In her final year of the program, she led an independent research project on cattails and their effect on phosphorous levels in ditches. Her project was awarded a spot at Japan Super Science, an international science fair in Japan. Joyce is excited to continue her learning about wetlands and the environment - and meet others that share her passion - at the University of Manitoba. 

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Nathan Zeinstra

Nathan Zeinstra

Bachelor of Environmental Science at Guelph University, former participant of the Luther Marsh WCE

Nathan showed tremendous growth during his time at the Luther Marsh WCE. He started out as one of the shyer students, but he pushed himself out of his comfort zone and took on a leadership role when younger students came to the marsh. He worked hard to learn the material, improve his delivery and become a leader in front of the other students. He’s since taken his passion for conservation to the University of Guelph, where he’s learning about forest management and wildlife restoration in the field.

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