Our Mission

The IZE is an association dedicated to expanding the educational impact of zoos and aquariums worldwide. Its mission is to improve the education programs in the facilities of its members, to provide access to the latest thinking, techniques, and information in conservation education and to support excellence in animal care and welfare.

 

 

 

 

News and Events

22nd Biennel Conference of the International Zoo Educators Association

IZEA 2014 Conference Website http://www.oceanpark.com.hk/ize2014

Date: Sept. 2 to 6, 2014

Location: Hosted by Hong Kong Ocean Park

Theme: Education in zoos and aquaria, what does success look like and how do you measure it?

 

Animal Training Essentials Workshop with Precision Behavior

2nd International Animal Training Conference Website http://twycrosszoo.org/second-international-animal-training-conference/

Date: October 5th 2014

Location: Twycross Zoo, UK

We are now opening up our 1 day workshop to non-attendees of the animal training conference on the Sunday 5th October 2014, hosted by Thad Lacinak and Angie Millwood (Precision Behavior  - http://www.precisionbehavior.com/ This animal training workshop covers essential skills for every animal training professional.
More than just the basics, this workshop also introduces advanced concepts that all animal trainers should understand. Topics include: getting started, the learning elements, clear cuing, advanced bridging, shaping behavior, consequences, reinforcement strategies and addressing aggression.
Places are limited
The cost for this one day workshop is £85.00

 

Wildlife Conservation Society project

Founded in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society manages the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, including the New York Aquarium, Central Park, the Queens and Prospect Park Zoos, and the Bronx Zoo. Mannahatta 2409 is an online platform that enables the public to develop and share their own ecological designs for Manhattan in the future using five metrics of sustainability: population density, carbon, fossil fuel use and climate change mitigation; water quality and stormwater management; biodiversity and ecological restoration; and walkability. For more info: artsfwd.org/mannahatta-2409

 

EAZA Conservation Forum 2014

Date: May 6 thru May 9, 2014

Location: Leipzig, Germany

The EAZA Conservation Forum is a biennial event bringing together over 100 represetnatives of zoos and aquariums, conservation organisations and in situ conservation projects for three days of workshops, presentations and other activities.

 

 

2014 PAAZAB Conference

Date: May 20 thru May 23, 2014

Location Entebbe, Uganda, East Africa

Theme: Thinking In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation for the Future

 

Spotlight on IZE

Learn more about IZE Membership

Join the global community of educators dedicated to expanding the educational impact of zoos, aquariums, nature/wildlife centers and nature reserves. Share this flyer to spread the word of the benefits of IZE. Remember all IZE memberships are valid January 1-December 31. Learn more...

 


Join IZE in Celebrating the Biodiversity of the World through Special Events!

Learn more about International Vulture Awareness Day, Elephant Appreciation Day, and Year of the Gorilla Celebrations! Gather ideas on how to create a spectacular event, such as Fondazione Bioparco di Roma's Elephant Day!
Check out our newest Special Event, Fondazione Bioparco di Roma's "A Day as a Carnivore"!

Explore the new updated Education Materials sections of the IZE website!


Here you can gather lesson plans and activities to re-energize your zoo and aquarium education programs and in-situ conservation work! Check out the recently expanded insitu educational materials along with newly added lesson plans on wide variety of marine and land animals.

Join Us!                              

 Become a member. Visit the  Membership page.

 Take your education  programs to the next level!

 Access the latest thinking,  techniques and information  on conservation education  worldwide.

 If you have questions  regarding membership, email  the IZE Administrator at  ize.centraloffice@izea.net
 

 

Our Partners

 Learn more about our  partner organizations in the  zoo and aquarium industry:

 WORLDWIDE
 World :: WAZA

 REGIONAL
 Africa :: PAAZAB
 Australia & New Zealand ::  ZAA (formerly ARAZPA)
 Asia :: SEAZA & SAZARC
 Europe :: EAZA
 Latin America :: ALPZA
 North America :: AZA

 

Make a Difference

 You can make a difference
 for wildlife:
 Visit a zoo, national park or  wildlife refuge near your home  to learn more about  wildlife in your area.

 Learn more about how you  can help.

 

 

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