AZH Course Registration
The Association of Zoological Horticulture Browse & Toxic Plant online course is presented in partnership with Cypherworx via the San Diego Global Academy. This course is focused on two broad but interwoven topics: browse and toxic plants. This course will provide participants with an introduction to how plants are utilized for nutritional requirements, behavioral enrichment and training, and landscape protection within the habitat. It will also include a general overview of plant toxicity that is specific to zoos.
Course participants from both small and large organizations will benefit by gaining the skills and tools they need to: develop and harvest a browse garden; import browse if needed; collaborate with veterinary and nutrition staff to determine plants that are safe and appropriate to meet animal needs for nutrition and enrichment; work with keepers to track browse use; recognize the characteristics of plants that are toxic to zoo animals, and receive resources to obtain specific information that is relevant to their region.
The AZH Browse & Toxic Plants course is applicable to audiences within the areas of public horticulture and environmental education to include:
Other AZH courses to include IPM, Water Use, and Soils would be applicable to:
There are multiple ways to access the AZH course “Browse and Toxic Plants.” You may take the course through the AZH private academy or through San Diego Zoo Global Academy (SDZGA). Included below are instructions for each scenario. We diligently worked through each avenue, but complications may arise. You may contact the CollaborNation helpline at (888) 685- 4440.
For AZH members whose organization have a private academy: You can access the course through San Diego Zoo Global Academy. Once you join your private academy, you may need to request access to SDZGA from your administrator.
For AZH members who are not members of an academy: You can join the AZH Academy!