Welcome to the Zoos, Wildlife Parks & Aquaria Community of the National Association for Interpretation. We are a group of interpreters that specialize in connecting people to wildlife and conservation. We are educators, volunteers, naturalists, exhibit designers, keepers, professors, and students. Check out our membership page to see where we work.
This website is dedicated to keeping the ZWPA members informed about our activities, conferences, webinars, newsletters, educational resources, and members. Our hope is with this website in coordination with Facebook groups will keep us all informed and networked.
NatureStart Professional Development Program
Program will take place April 9-14, 2018
NAI International Conference Scholarship for ZWPA Community Members
Have you always wanted to attend an NAI International Conference but the cost was just out of reach? Or were you planning on attending, but some financial support will make it easier for you?
Here is an opportunity to offset some of the cost of an already low-cost conference. If you are a member of the Zoos, Wildlife Parks & Aquaria Community (ZWPA)of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), then you are half way there! Complete the application and send it in by the deadline date of January 26, 2018.
The 2018 NAI International Conference will take place in Reims, France in April from the 16th -20th. Conference details are found on the NAI website or here.
Our ZWPA Community would like to support our members to participate in professional development through scholarships to conferences. This scholarship is for $500 towards registration with any remaining funds to go towards travel expenses. Fill out the application and short essay and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 26 so we can get you registered before the early bird registration deadline so you can have more funds for expenses.
If we do not have any applications meeting the requirements prior to January 26, we will extend the deadline.
Your ZWPA leadership team is busy getting material for our next newsletter. Do you have any programs at your site you would like to highlight? How about an interpretive tip you would like to share? We are also looking for awesome photos from your site to put on the cover of the newsletter. Send any and all to Dan Albro, email@example.com.