The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Online Professional Development Center (WAZA OPDC) is a powerful online learning platform that harnesses the expertise of San Diego Zoo Global professionals, the San Diego Zoo Global Academy and its partners to offer courses that meet the specific needs of individuals in the zoological profession. Using compelling, relevant content, the WAZA OPDC immerses learners in the subject matter, presents challenging and thought-provoking material, and guides learners in a creative and engaging manner as they build professional skills.
The WAZA OPDC makes learning available anytime, from anywhere, in an effort to reduce time, travel, and other barriers that can restrict access. Individuals can learn at their own pace, test their skills, gauge their progress, save their learning history, and review course materials as often as they like. Learners will be actively engaged in their own professional development in an environment that incorporates cutting-edge technologies and interactive experiences.
Subject-matter experts from top institutions, including San Diego Zoo Global, Birmingham Zoo, Lowry Park Zoo, National Zoo, Reid Park Zoo, and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, have joined together to create the wide variety of courses offered within the Academy, from Animal Care, Education, and Volunteer Training to Human Resources, Horticulture, and Operations, plus more. By offering the highest-quality learning products, the WAZA OPDC will help learners gain knowledge and confidence as they expand their professional skills.
Zoonotic diseases are a real and present danger whose spread can be prevented through the application of basic disease prevention skills.
Want to see more? Test other featured courses at the San Diego Zoo Global Academy and CypherWorx’s Course Showcase page. You can also download the WAZA OPDC catalog to see hundreds of other interactive courses we offer.