IZE Journal ( Current & Past )

The IZE Journal is the premier publication of the International Zoo Educators’ Association. This journal is an excellent resource for articles on conservation, interpretation, zoo education, methods and techniques, and evaluation. This member journal is published annually by the Journal Editor. For more information about IZE Journal authors, to subscribe to the IZE Journal, or to read articles from our journal archive, please click on the links below.

To submit an article for the 2020 IZE Journal, please download the following document and follow the instructions: IZE Journal Instructions to Authors 2020


Journal Subscriptions

Subscriptions to the Journal are available for a fee to any interested individual or organization in the form of Associate Membership. Subscription processing is the responsibility of the Treasurer. Mailing of the Journal is the responsibility of the Editor and Treasurer (for new members only).

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2019 Journal Abstracts

  1. Using Social Media and Anthropomorphism to Engage Zoo Visitors with Uncharismatic and Unpopular Species, Julia Beres, Graduate Student, Project Dragonfly Global Field Program & Zoo Keeper, Reid Park Zoo
  2. Building Community Conservation Capacity in Northern Vietnam: Denver Zoo works with community partners to protect the endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus), Kisha Blanton, Amy Levine PhD and Rebecca Goldstone, Denver Zoological Foundation, USA
  3. Night Tour: Bringing The Zoo’s Role To Light, Kátia G. de Oliveira Rancura, Agatha B. Amorim, Aparecida Amaro, Bruno H. Aranda, Caio H. de Araújo-Bissa, Nathália Formenton da Silva, and Rafael H. de Souza Zanetti, São Paulo Zoo, Brazil
  4. Investigating the impact of staff-facilitated educational activities on visitor experience and self-reported learning at Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK, Polly Doodson, Katie Major, Daniel Smith, and Simon Garrett, Bristol Zoo Gardens and University of Bristol, UK
  5. Lions, tigers, and teens: Promoting interest in science as a career path through teen volunteering, Leah Cuddeback, Jenn Idema, and Kristy Daniel, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; and Saint Louis Zoo, USA
  6. Vulture Conservation through Conservation Education and Awareness Programme in India, Dr. Brij Kishor Gupta, and Dr. Devender Kumar, Central Zoo Authority, India
  7. Traineeships for students with disabilities: a work methodology approach between educational institutions and Fundación Temaikèn, Laura López Ojeda, Fundación Temaikèn, Argentina
  8. Using Citizen Science To Connect People With Parrots, Camila Martins, Aline Moreira de Oliveira, Katlin Fernandes, Paloma Bosso, Carmel Croukamp, Oliver Davies, Eric Jensen, and Glaucia Helena Fernandes Seixas, Parque das Aves, Brazil, The Institute for Methods Innovation, and Blue-fronted Amazon Project, Brazil
  9. Lord Howe Island Stick Insect Encounters: Does anyone care?, Emily McLeod and Simon Rawson, Zoos Victoria, Australia
  10. Using indigenous knowledge to connect families with nature for conservation in Uganda, Francis William Ruhinirwa, Philip Katabulawo, Rita Bagaba Atukwase, Richard Otiti, and David Musingo, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Africa
  11. The Impact of Creating an Organizational Culture Connected to Saving Wildlife, Martha Parker, Houston Zoo, USA
  12. Guardians of Xocoyolo: saving species through a recycling program, Isabel Tepox and Nicolas Posadas, Africam Safari Puebla, Mexico


Full journal available to members via member portal.



2018 Journal

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  1. From the President, Rachel Lowry
  2. From the Editor, Stephen Woollard
  3. How the Release and Capture of Endangered Birds Has Captured Our Youth
  4. Impacting students through interactive interpretation regarding a relatively unknown state endangered species, the Eastern hellbender
  5. Interaction between research and practice: the experience of an environmental education proposal for the black lion tamarin conservation at Sao Paulo Zoo, Brazil
  6. Future for Wildlife Programmes: Changing minds and attitudes of youth in the city of Singapore
  7. Meet the Locals He Tuku Aroha – A case study on taking a collaborative approach to programme development
  8. Exploring Our Interpretive Practice: An Impact Evaluation
  9. Application of Evaluation in Zoo Summer Camp Projects
  10. EAZA Campaigns as A Tool for Securing Funding
  11. Biodiversity is Us: International Education Campaign, Buenos Aires Zoo
  12. Can Exhibits Transform the Adult Visitor into the Adult Learner
  13. Investigating factors which affect visitor understanding of the information displayed on species signs: a multi-method evaluation approach
  14. Birds of Paradise and Sexual Dimorphism: Using zoos to inspire conservation in New Guinea
  15. What will it take to make you love me? Sparking love for local wildlife needs a fresh approach.
  16. Sensory Trail for the inclusion of people with disabilities in conservation education programmes
  17. Animal Training Lessons – what can we apply to our visitors?
  18. Visitor Study at Barranquilla Zoo: Time & Tracking
  19. Family Conversations at an Orangutan Exhibit: The influence of zoo educators
  20. Gaining Knowledge and Changing Attitudes following interactive experiences at the Attica Zoological Park, Greece


2015 Journal

Cover of IZE Journal No. 51

From the Editor, Stephen Woollard
ZooEscola: A Teacher Training Program of Sao Paulo Zoo, Brazil
Kalahari Connections: fostering long-term positive conservation behavious in Botswana youth
Bridging the Gap to Form Meaningful Connections between Under-represented Minority High School Students and Wildlife Science Professionals
Assessing 37 years of success of the IZE journal: a bibliometric approach
Can Anthropomorphism Help Save the Leadbeater’s Possum
The Nature of Interaction Between Zoo Docents and Visitors and the Use of Inquiry
Education Programs – Not just for our Visitors
Hope Taking Root at Chester Zoo
Living with Wildlife – A targeted pilot conservation education program for newly arrived refugees to Australia
Latin American zoos & aquariums joining efforts on a Jaguar Education & Conservation Campaign
A Latin American Experience: Education Conservation Campaign of the Jaguar at the Buenos Aires Zoo
Experiencing biodiversity – the interactive activities at Opel-Zoo Kronberg
Diversity – the difference is in the detail! Educators effecting awareness and behaviour change through Visitor Engagement
Teacher Training in the Zoo: A pilot project at the Parque das Aves, Brazil
“ConCiencia Activa” An Enviornmental Education Program: a holistic and integrating approach
Conservation Behaviour: Change Begins at Home
Protecting Pineapple
Evaluating Night Stalk: A nature-based community engagement activity designed to motivate conservation actions
Learning by designing learning objects in zoo and wildlife education
Conservation education: a practice for everyday life
Online resources presented at the 22nd IZE conference

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