Due to the amazing success of our Rummage Sale on April 29th, we are able to offer two grants this year for Professional Development! Conferences are an amazing environment to share and learn innovative and current information in one's field. These collaborative events are often inspiring for collaboration and adaptation. These grants are rarely offered at the AAZK chapter level, and we, as the Redwood Coast AAZK, are very proud to share not one, but two grant opportunity with our members. 


We're offering two Professional Development grants, one to attend the National AAZK conference for up to $750 and one to attend another conference related to wildlife, conservation, zoo/aquarium, animal care, or ecology for up to $500.

Applicants must be paid members to qualify. Grant applications are due by 8am on June 10th. No late applications will be reviewed.


We encourage everyone to apply!
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Current Events!


Rummage Success.

Rummage this year was a success! We were able to raise 1500 before expenses were deducted! This allows us to have two professional development grants this year. One for the annual Nation AAZK Conference of $750.00, and another for a conference in animal care, wildlife, ecology or relating in the keeper field up to $500.00.  


Monthly Chapter Meeting

Our monthly chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday May 3rd at 6:30pm at the Sequoia Park Zoo. You may enter through Gate C. We're meeting in the Flamingo Room - Everyone is welcome to attend! You don't have to be a member. This is an open group for the community to join, and we're always looking for conservation-minded people to join in the fun! 

We are a volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers from the Sequoia Park Zoo and interested community members who are dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. Read more about us here.

What is AAZK?

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. The mission of the AAZK is to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial to animal care, support deserving conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our animal resources and animal life.

Sequoia Park Zoo

Check out our favorite zoo!

Sequoia Park Zoo
3414 W Street
Eureka, CA


Summer hours: Every day 10am-5pm

Winter hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

See website for more details.

Photo credit: Greg Nyquist