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AZA's Professional Development Courses are team-taught by experienced and knowledgeable professionals from the zoo and aquarium industry. Students are presented the unique chance to learn about the latest techniques, information, and tools available and are afforded an unequaled opportunity to network with current and future leaders.

AZA offers a number of scholarships for Professional Development Courses. AZA scholarship applications are made available in May and are due by mid-July.  Scholarship recipients are then notfied by early September. 

Click on a course title below or from the list to the left for more information. In general, each course is offered annually around the same time each year. Click here for course policies.
 

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 courses

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November 13 - 18, 2017 - 
Registration is now closed
Hosted by Clayton Plaza in St. Louis, MO:

 

 

March 6 - 9, 2018 - Early bird registration closes December 12th
Hosted by Zoo Miami in Miami, FL: 

(NEW) March 10 - 15, 2018 - Early bird registration closes December 16th
Hosted by Disney's Animal Kingdom® in Orlando, FL: 


March 16 - 23/24
*, 2018 - Early bird registration closes December 22nd
Hosted by St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL: 

 

Coming Soon - Spring & Fall 2018 Courses

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May 6 - 11, 2018 - Registration opens in November
Hosted by Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, IL:

October 2018 - Registration opens in March
Hosted by the Houston Zoo in Houston, TX:

Fall 2018 - Registration opens in early spring 2018
Hosted by the Denver Zoo, in Denver, CO:


Fall 2018 - 
Registration opens in early spring 2018
Hosted by the Denver Zoo, in Denver, CO:



2019 Courses

Spring 2019 - Dates TBD
Hosted by Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, NY:

 

Questions? Contact AZA's Professional Development Program 


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