AZA News Releases

Category: AZA Professional Development

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces 2022 Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD (September 20, 2022) – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of 18 AZA member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit and facility design, marketing, diversity, research, and volunteer engagement during the 2022 AZA Annual Conference held in late August in Baltimore, Md. It also awarded the highest honor in professional excellence bestowed by the Association, the R. Marlin Perkins Award for Professional... Read More
at Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Announces 2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Candidates

Ten outstanding professionals are selected for the eighth cohort. Silver Spring, MD (January 20, 2022) – Ten talented aquarium and zoo professionals were selected for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), which is now in its eighth year . The goal of ELDP is to develop executive talent and leadership for individuals who demonstrate the ability and interest to advance to the role of Director within an AZA-accredited... Read More
at Thursday, January 20, 2022

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

Silver Spring, MD  – Based on a recent survey of directors at AZA aquariums and zoos, 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) .... Read More
at Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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