Types of Membership

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As a member of the International Association of Zoo Educators, 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.

The 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 IZE brochure .

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.

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership reflects your institution’s quality standards and commitment to conservation education and entitles four staff to named membership. This often encourages some zoo senior directors to also become a named IZE member, which is very good for the profile of conservation education. The membership is with the institution so if staff change mid-year, you simply change to the new named staff. A proportion of the Institutional membership fee also goes towards our sponsored delegate scheme, where conservation educators from the developing world apply for a completely funded place at the biennial IZE conference. The fund usually stretches to 12 funded places. Institutional members enjoy high profile publicity at the conference in recognition of this. Other benefits are:

International networking and professional development
• The IZE Journal and conference proceedings
• IZE Newsletter
• Membership certificate for you to display
• A program of regional activities
• The IZE conference
• Post-conference tours

US$515, €400

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, schoolteachers, 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.