MEMBERSHIP

Join educators from across the globe dedicated to expanding the educational impact of wildlife conservation.

With members spanning 6continents and almost 60 countries, a world of education resources awaits. Become an International Zoo Educators Association member and bring the world of conservation education to your institution today!

Use this flowchart to determine the Membership Level and Category that’s right for you! 

Membership Levels

  • Institutional Member – Institutional membership is open to any organization dedicated to conservation education, including zoos, aquariums, nature/wildlife centers, and wildlife reserves.
  • Individual Member – Individual membership is open to any individual employed in the field of education and interpretation within zoos, aquariums, nature/wildlife centers, and wildlife reserves in a professional capacity.
  • Associate Member – 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 conservation education. These individuals may include university faculty and graduate students, volunteers, and school teachers.

Benefits Based on Membership Level

 

Institutional1

Individual

Associate

International networking and professional development including invitations to regional events

x

x

x

Access to online member directory

x

x

x

Access to online conservation education resource database

x

x

x

Special member-only webinars

x

x

x

Subscription to the IZE Journal (annual digital publication)

x

x

x

Complimentary access to the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Academy (online training courses)

x*

x

x

Reduced rate for in-person conferences; eligibility to attend online conferences

x

x

x

Opportunity to attend post-conference tours

x

x

x

Voting rights for Board elections and other decisions requiring voting (e.g., changes to the IZE Constitution)

x
(up to 4 designated staff**)

x

 

Eligibility to apply for Job Experience Program

x

x

 

Eligibility to be a participant in the Job Experience Program

x

x

 

Eligibility to apply to serve on the Board of Directors

x

x

 

Opportunities for sponsorships to attend the annual conference

x

x

 

Eligibility to be a host site for the Job Experience Program

x

 

 

Official welcome to IZE on social media channels

x

 

 

Opportunity for promotion of job/intern openings through IZE social media

x

 

 

Membership certificate

x

 

 

High-profile publicity at conferences

x

 

 

1 Institutional membership reflects your institution’s quality standards and commitment to conservation education and entitles an unlimited number of staff to named membership, four of whom are nominated institutional representatives with voting rights. 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 goes towards our sponsored delegate program, through which conservation educators from the developing world apply for a completely funded place at the biennial IZE conference. Institutional members enjoy high-profile publicity at the conference in recognition of this commitment.

* Academy accounts are available to an unlimited number of educators at Institutional Member organizations.

** This often encourages some organization’s senior directors to also become a named IZE member, which is very good for the profile of conservation education.

IZE Membership Category and Fees

Membership Category

To better serve our members, we have adopted a sliding scale for membership fees based on categories developed by the World Bank.

  • Category 1 Countries – see current list
  • Category 2 Countries – all countries not on the Category 1 list

Membership Fees (in USD)

Please Note: Membership is valid for the calendar year, January 1 – December 31. Joining on or after November 1 will initiate membership valid through the end of the following calendar year.

Institutional Membership

  • Category 1 – $560 (check back in late 2022 for updated rate!)
  • Category 2 – $560

Individual Membership

  • Category 1 – $25
  • Category 2 – $65

Associate Membership

  • Category 1 – $20
  • Category 2 – $45

 

 

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