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Become a Member

Dream the unimaginable. Re-think the impossible. Inspire young minds and re-energize seasoned activists.

As a member of the International Zoo and Aquarium Association, you will be joining educators from across the globe dedicated to expanding the educational impact of wildlife conservation. With members spanning 6 continents and over 50 countries/regions, a world of education resources awaits. Become an IZE member, and bring the world of conservation education to your institution today! Membership is valid for the calendar year, January 1 - December 31.

Image courtesy of Chester ZooThe benefits of membership in the IZE include:

  • opportunities for international networking and professional development;
  • subscriptions to the ‘Journal of the International Association of Zoo Educators,' which includes conference proceedings and papers, as well as an informal newsletter;
  • access to the latest information on educational techniques;
  • updates on geographical region activities;
  • special wildlife and cultural tours planned just for IZE conference participants;
  • opportunities for sponsored membership and limited financial aid for conference attendance.

If you would like to share with the others the benefits of IZE membership, download this informational flyer.

If you would like to support the International Zoo Educators Association, we invite you to join. Anyone supporting the objectives of IZE is invited to become an Associate, Corporate or Library member. Professional educators working in a zoo, aquarium or other institution are invited to become Full members of IZE.

To better serve our members, we have adopted a sliding scale for membership fees based on categories developed by the World Bank. View the PDF to determine which category applies to you and your institution.

Full Membership

Full membership in the Association is open to any individual employed full time in the field of education and interpretation within zoos in a professional capacity. The same qualifications shall apply to Sponsored Members. Only full and officially sponsored members shall have a vote in the elections and other decisions requiring a membership vote. Only full members in good standing may be nominated for Board positions.

Category 1
US$25, €18
Category 2
US$65, €47

View the PDF to determine which Category applies to you and your institution.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is open to any individual supporting the objectives of the Association, who is interested in, but who may not be directly employed in the capacity of zoo education. These individuals may include zoo directors, animal curators, biologists/conservation scientists, animal keepers, university faculty and graduate students, zoo volunteers, school teachers, and educators working in protected areas.

Category 1
US$20, €14
Category 2
US$45, €32


View the PDF to determine which Category applies to you and your institution.

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is open to zoos, aquariums, nature/wildlife centers and wildlife reserves. The annual fee includes full membership for up to four full time education staff members. The remainder of the membership fee collected (at least 50%) supports outreach to zoo and wildlife educators in the developing world.

US$515, €400


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