Posted on 05th September 2019 by Media Relations
The Boral Youth at the Zoo (YATZ) Achiever Awards night was held in the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning on Thursday 18th July, 2019, as part of the group’s ‘Recyclaball’.
YATZ is a fun, educational program for young people between 13-19 years of age, encouraging participation in activities at Taronga Zoo, Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo and in the field. The activities give members the chance to learn about different aspects of the Zoo, get involved in hands-on conservation work and make new friends and connections with people who share an energy for wildlife and the environment.
Everything in the ‘Recyclaball’ from the decorations to the guests’ outfits was upcycled, to ensure there was no single-use items or waste generated. The event was a chance for the YATZ to come together and celebrate their achievements for the year.
Due to his enthusiasm for the wild, his dedication and commitment to Taronga’s vision and for his own personal progress, Nathan Turner became this year’s Achiever Award recipient.
Presenting the award to Nathan was Boral representative Garran Jones, Chief Information Officer, Boral Constructions, who spoke about the importance of the YATZ program to the Boral family. Through its relationship with Taronga, Boral has supported countless young people contribute to important wildlife and conservation activities such as tree-planting days, as well as giving them the opportunity to gain new skills and experience across a range of areas at the Zoo.
Taronga and Boral are delighted to congratulate this year’s recipient of the 2019 Boral YATZ Achiever Award, Nathan Turner!