Introducing AMZAP, born of a recognition that minorities in zoos & aquariums lacked an organized affinity group where they can discuss common experiences & feel a sense of community. Learn how you can support this new organization.
Mental health continues to be a real crisis. Read & watch Clinical Psychologist & Executive Coach Rachel Barbanel-Fried, Psy.D.’s insights on self-care & leadership initiatives to assist team members during this unprecedented time.
Is there a place for technology (“screens”) in zoo & aquarium engagement? Can screens help us achieve our missions? Can technology take us places we could never otherwise venture? Or is it counterproductive?
We tabulated a “lightning round” of tips from six leaders of AZA aquariums & zoos, from familiar themes of empathy, self-care, listening, & mentorship—to new & maybe surprising tips that emerged during this “pandemic year.”
Industry peers explore novel thinking about the exhibit design process, interpretation strategies, & engaging diverse consultants to demonstrate how inclusive co-design strategies lead to engaging, attractive experiences.
The Covid-19 crisis has refocused efforts on conservation despite reductions in zoo & aquarium resources. Learn what principles, strategies, & tactics our international panel deem important to recovery.
In the 4th segment of our DEAI-J-focused webinars, our community generated outcomes, identified barriers, & made pledges to advance this work. Learn how you can implement the common themes discussed.
We listen to honest & thought-provoking stories from our community that leave us wanting to hear more & thinking about the insights we can use to make greater & faster progress.
Four industry panelists & 180 colleagues share insights on both the business & mission cases for centering diversity, equity, accessibility, & inclusion (DEAI) at our institutions in the first of four webinars focused on social justice.
We asked industry HR professionals to address the multitude of emotions tied up in current events, how they’re affecting our mental health & our teams’ mental health, & provide resources to cope.
What is your vision for black futures in our industry and how do we get there? Our recent Community Conversation webinar focused on BIPOC leadership and how we can especially support emerging leaders.
Three panelists discuss perspectives on the trajectory of several key trends in the greater cultural attractions landscape: the economy and inflation, tourism, the supply chain, and the employment market.
Five of our next generation leaders–those who see themselves in the zoo & aquarium world long-term but are not yet in C-suite positions–discuss the future of our field as well as reasons for hope.
Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, Tony Vecchio, Amos Morris, & Dan Ashe shared their perspectives on the recent wave of leadership changes in the zoo industry in our recent Community Conversation. Read on for key highlights & takeaways.