The Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents and Volunteers (AZADV) is a 503(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the conservation of species and facilitate communication between
members to enhance educational programming and renew enthusiasm for the service that our members contribute to their institutions.
It is with regret that the Board has made the decision that this year's conference will have to be cancelled. But all is not lost, in early October 2021 we will be hosting a virtual event to include a business and delegates meeting as well as other activities. Look for the information as the plans are finalized. The information will be posted on the website, in the Facebook Group, and in future issues of Symbiosis. This decision was not made lightly. Given the challenges of the past year, the Louisville Zoo is simply unable to commit to hosting an event of such magnitude at the present time. We are deeply appreciative for the support of the Louisville Zoo, and for all of the time and effort of their staff and volunteers in trying so valiantly to make the conference happen.
2022 AZADV Conference
October 12-17, 2022
Hosted by Toledo Zoo
We encourage and support the development and implementation of creative education programs through AZADV Education Grants. Every year, grants of $2,000 are awarded to Organizational Members in each of three categories: small, medium, and large zoos/aquariums.