At Midnight EST
At Midnight EST
About Our Auction
With all the precautions this year with COVID-19, the Riverbanks' Zoo and Garden AAZK chapter has decided the safest way to have our annual craft fair was to do an online auction craft fair showing off our animal art and donations by our vendors! Along with supporting us through this auction, on each page at the bottom, please check out the websites of our lovely vendors that donated and help out local businesses during this holiday season.
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you with our normal craft fair in the fall of 2021!
About Riverbanks Zoo AAZK Chapter
The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (RBZ AAZK) is one of many chapters that makes up a national organization. All of the chapters are unique in that they can define what is important to their individual members, but they all come together for certain causes. One of the biggest examples of that right now is the national Bowling For Rhinos events that every chapter contributes to. Because of each individual chapter, in the 27 years that this cause has been supported, $7 million dollars has been raised for rhino conservation. Every year the amount grows, with over $600,000 of that raised in 2017 alone!
While all of our chapter's members work for Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, we are not all zoo keepers (our title is a little misleading). AAZK began as a way to connect professionals across the field through professional development opportunities and ways to support conservation causes that we care about as animal professionals. It has grown and changed over the years, and as it has grown, more zoo professionals have been drawn to the organization for the same reason as the founders. Today, we are an organization that supports many local and global conservation organizations, educates the public about the importance of conservation and how they can be involved, and also support our members through professional development.