It is important for zookeepers to stay informed of advances in the animal husbandry field and to connect with other zoo professionals. Therefore, part of our chapter's mission is to offer professional development opportunities to our chapter members. It is our goal to send one of our chapter members to the National AAZK conference each year through our scholarship (details below). We also offer workshops for chapter members focused on various topics throughout the year.
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE)
Redding, CA, February 21-25, 2018
Professional Development Scholarship
It is our goal to send one of our chapter members to the National AAZK conference each year. We offer a scholarship to help cover conference expenses. This scholarship can also be used to attend another workshop or conference in the zoo keeping or closely-related field. This year, we are pleased to offer two scholarships! The application deadline for the professional development scholarship was June 10th, 2017. You must be an active member of both the Redwood Coast AAZK and National AAZK to qualify. We have two different grants this year! One is for the Annual National AAZK Conference for $750.00. If you would like to apply for this scholarship, complete the form here and return it to RCAAZK. For our Alternative Conference grant for $500.00, click here for the application. For information on how to join either RCAAZK or AAZK, click here.
Past Scholarship Recipients
Kelsey Kuhn presenting her poster entitled "Can We All Just Get Along?" at the 2015 AAZK conference in St. Louis.