International Outreach Committee

International utreach Committee

The AAZK International Outreach Committee exists to explore and identify the professional development needs of the international animal care community and to provide educational and mentorship resources that support advances in the field of animal husbandry.


The AAZK International Outreach Committee strives to provide resources, training opportunities, and continuing education in the Latin American zoological community through AAZK professional development material, AAZK Committee Programs, AAZK National Conferences, and to support worthwhile international programs focused on advancing the animal care profession.


Through Training Programs, AAZK resources, and networking opportunities, the AAZK International Outreach Committee will become a source of information and reliance for international animal care providers seeking to advance and professionalize the animal care field.

AAZK Conference Latin America Travel Grant

The International Outreach Committee is dedicated to providing training and educational opportunities for international animal care professionals.  The committee’s goal is to offer resources and opportunities to improve animal well-being through networking with leaders in the field, while increasing knowledge of wildlife conservation efforts.  Currently, these efforts are being focused in Latin American countries.

The International Outreach Committee has developed the AAZK Conference Latin America Travel Grant.  This grant will be available to Latin American keepers. The AAZK Conference Latin America Travel Grant will aid Latin American keepers in financing their travel and expenses associated with the annual AAZK conference.

Deadline January 1

IOC Grant Instruction (English)
IOC Grant Instructions (Spanish)

IOC Grant Application (English)
IOC Grant Application (Spanish)

Board Oversight – Education Team

Lee Hart


International Outreach Committee 



Yvette Kemp
San Diego Zoo Global