Coming Events


AAZK Important Dates


Detroit Zoo and the Bear TAG Husbandry Course
October 9-13th 2023
Detroit Zoological Society
Bear TAG Husbandry Course Application 

New World Primate TAG Workshop
November 5-10 2023
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


Thirty-Second Annual Conference
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
Eugene 2023: Raptor Revolution
February 14-17, 2024
Hosted in Eugene, OR USA
Papers, site visits, roundtables, workshops, and networking. Topics will include avian behavior, training, husbandry, welfare, conservation, education, enrichment, and show presentation/production.
For detailed information about the conference including all activities and speakers visit

Questions about our annual conference, please email IAATE Vice President


Natural Encounters, Inc., Training and Education Center (NEI TEC) are offering 2 online courses, Parrot Behavior and Training and Ambassador Animal Training and Welfare. These courses are designed for animal trainers, educators and animal care professionals who want to learn the most contemporary information about training, team behavior, educational programs and more. In this four-week online course, Steve Martin and other NEI expert trainers share information through 90-minute presentations followed by 30 minutes of discussion and Q & A. Participants in the course will learn how to improve their training skills, provide better welfare for their animals, create high performance teams, produce engaging and inspirational guest programs and much more.

Register for these Online Courses here: