AZA News Releases

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Animal Ambassadors to Arrive on Capitol Hill

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today hosts its Annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and Reception.        During the AZA’s Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, zoo and aquarium professionals will inform legislators about programs at their institutions and encourage legislators to act on important issues affecting all AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums, as well as wildlife species that currently face extinction. ... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day With Party For the Planet™!

Silver Spring, MD – More than 130 of the top zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) across North America are throwing the 9th Annual Party for the Planet™ – the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America.  “Party For the Planet™ offers the perfect reason for families to visit their local AZA-accredited zoo and aquarium to honor wildlife this Earth Day,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy.... Read More
at Friday, April 17, 2015

Spring Forward and Help Amphibians With FrogWatch USA™

Take advantage of Daylight Saving Time, and "Spring Forward" for amphibians through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) FrogWatch USA TM citizen science program! Celebrate the season by taking action and engaging in conservation in your community. FrogWatch USA is dedicated to collecting information about frog and toad populations, raising awareness about amphibians and wetlands, and engaging the public in science. Since 1998, FrogWatch USA volunteers have... Read More
at Friday, March 6, 2015

AZA releases app game to enhance nature play, support animal conservation

Have you always thought you could identify just about any animal … from behind? Now you will have your chance to test your knowledge by playing the new TailsUp! app game released on Tuesday by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). “TailsUp! is a free app game developed by AZA to help get to the bottom of animal extinction, pun intended,” said Gregg Oosterbaan, a member of the AZA TailsUp! Creative Task Force, and Vice President, Technology Services,... Read More
at Monday, March 2, 2015

AZA Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Begins Year Two

According to unpublished research, it is estimated that there will be approximately 20 zoo or aquarium director openings ‎per year for the next 10 years at facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Knowing this, the AZA is proactively working to educate and train the next generation of leaders of AZA-accredited zoological facilities through the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Entering the second year of this program, AZA has announced the... Read More
at Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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