AZA Workshops

AZA training workshops are designed for zoo and aquarium professionals as a complement to the intensive, classroom-based training courses that are core to the AZA Professional Development Certificate Program. These workshops qualify as electives for certain concentrations within the Certificate Program. To request a training workshop in your region, please contact

Why Zoos & Aquariums Matter (WZAM!): Working with Community Perceptions to Achieve Your Goals

A professional development workshop where participants learn tools for assessing institutional performance and marketing and development strategies based on research into the perception of zoos and aquariums by visitors, funders, and strategically placed public-opinion leaders. A valuable workshop for any professional discipline,participants will learn first-hand how to create positive change for their own institution.

Next offered: TBD
Please contact Nette Pletcher for more information.

TAG & SSP® Workshops

Many Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs) & Species Survival Plan® Programs (SSPs) offer workshops around the country.  Find a training opportunity in your region!

FrogWatch Chapter Coordinator Workshops

FrogWatch USA™ is an AZA citizen science program that encourages community stewardship by training volunteers to listen and report the breeding calls of frogs and toads in their communities. FrogWatch USA™ Chapters engage people in both science and conservation in such a way that each volunteer is empowered to do more.

In-person workshops and web-based training are available.