Point Defiance AAZK

50 WWOT keepersPDZA zookeepers are dedicated to conservation even outside of their jobs at the Zoo The Point Defiance chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is a group of PDZA staff and volunteers who fundraise for conservation and professional development in their free time. One of the exciting and active AAZK committees organizes monthly conservation social events. Tacoma venues partner with us to host gatherings such as Wild for Wolves, Sippin' for Salmon or Ale for Albatross. The venue donates a portion of an evening's proceeds to our chosen endangered species, so all the participants have to do is show up and have a good time! Since the committee's inception in 2011, these conservation social events have generated over $25,000, all of which has been donated directly to conservation efforts!

Do you want to meet Point Defiance zookeepers, enjoy refreshing beverages and just relax with friends, all in the name of conservation? Then all you have to do is show up at the next event and say hi! 

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Upcoming Conservation Social Events:

Toast to Tortoises!
When: 6-9 pm July 5
Where: Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 98407

Hops for Hawks

When: 6-9 pm July 25
Where: Brewer's Row, 3205 N. 26th St., Tacoma, WA 98407