AZA Schools

Professional Training Course Scholarships

Scholarships are available to cover tuition, travel, and other costs associated with attending AZA's professional training courses. The application deadline is July 17, 2015.


Nature Play

AZA Launches TailsUp! App

TailsUp! is a game developed by AZA to help connect kids and families with nature. It's free to download; proceeds from in-app purchases support our conservation work. Available on the Apple Store and Google Play.

FrogWatch USA

FrogWatch USA Featured on SciGirls

Get inspired to become a FrogWatch USA citizen scientist! Watch four dynamic middle-school girls participate at the Saint Louis Zoo on "Frog Whisperers," a new episode in PBS KIDS’ Emmy Award-winning TV series SciGirls.

Connect June 2015

Connect Magazine | June 2015

Full Face Mask Technology: Engaging Visitors in Dive Presentations

Scuba divers in aquarium exhibits have been a crowd-pleaser for many years, but with the advent of full face mask technology allowing the diver to interact with the audience, the “wow” factor has gone up exponentially.

Other highlighted features in this month's magazine include "Gallons of Fun: Environmentally Responsible Water Management" and "The Chicago Zoological Society–Brookfield Zoo and Social Innovation." Read more (Member login required) (Photo: Diver in full face mask © Monterey Bay Aquarium, Tyson Rininger)

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AZA Animals

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