Connect Magazine | February 2016
Conservation on Tap: New Brews Raise Awareness and Funds for Conservation
Quick—what comes to mind when hearing the word beer? Pretzels? Party? Football?
How about Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited facilities?
It may not be the typical combination most people think of, but it’s becoming increasingly popular. Hellbender Hefeweizen, Penguin Hops, Silverspot India Pale Ale and Archie’s Rhino Rye Pale Ale are just a few of the beers breweries have created to raise both money and community awareness about their local accredited zoo and aquarium’s conservation efforts. To read more of Conservation on Tap and other feature articles, visit the February issue of Connect. (Photo: Guest signs in at the Jacksonville Zoo’s Brew at the Zoo © Jacksonville Zoo)
Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium
Our newly rebranded website AZA Animals invites kids and families to meet the animals of AZA-accredited institutions, support the AZA community's conservation work, and develop connections with nature. Nature Play Begins at Your Zoo & Aquarium is a
collaboration between AZA and The Walt Disney Company that invites
accredited zoos and aquariums to expand their commitment to connecting
families to nature – and encourages families to get out and play, at a
zoo or aquarium or anywhere outdoors. Read more about the importance of nature play and the important role of zoos & aquariums