The American Association of Zoo Keepers
St. Louis Chapter
St. Louis AAZK is proud to offer funding for conservation opportunities to our members. From supplies for nest boxes and pollinator gardens to international research experiences: we've got you covered. These are given out twice a year. Members on our email list should look out for an email from Conservation Chair Grace Erker when the application period opens.
To qualify you must be a national member. If you are a local member only, sign up for a national membership at www.aazk.org and update Secretary Josh Thuman of your status change.
Applicants are judged on activity level in the chapter. Contact President Jeremy Martin if you need help figuring out what to do.
Take a look at the example application and start thinking where you want to go. You can also look at our Conservation Opportunities file for ideas.
See our running list of grant recipients and the projects we have helped.
Fundraisers and Donations
St. Louis AAZK has contributed to the American Association of Zoo Keepers Bowling For Rhinos fund for 17 years! Over $146,000!
Additionally, our chapter donates money raised by our Animal Art sales!
WildCare Institute - 10% of sales each year
Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders - 2020
We will also host fundraisers for various conservation organizations.
Taps for Tigers - Prusten Project - 2018
Sips for Saola - Saola Working Group - 2019
Pints for Australian Wildlife - 2020
Burritos for Pinguinos - Programa Punta San Juan - 2021
Drink Beer. Save Turtles. - 2022
Go Ape for Gorillas - 2022
Vino for Vultures - 2022
Follow our Facebook page for updates on events!
See our running list donation recipients and grant recipients.