Learning and growing together

Education is very important to the AALSO Organization, our membership, and the industry. Here you will find many resources for continued education opportunities in the areas of Life Support Systems and Water Quality for aquatic animal systems. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, a manager, or anything in between – we have tools to help you succeed.

Symposium and Workshops

Learning and growing together

The AALSO Symposium and Workshops is an annual five day event focused on sharing ides, continuing eduction and supporting professionals in the life support and care of aquatic systems.

Our hands-on training sessions cover a wide range of topics between dry workshops that are small group based and the Big Automated Water Loop (B.A.W.L.) workshop.

Other events include:

  • Facility Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Certifications
  • 5000 gallon automated water loop
  • Sponsorship Opportunities


What others have to say

The certification program is on course. The study guide was well done. I believe building confidence in that Level 1 operator through a certification program is the most important objective of AALSO. That Level 1 operator is the future AALSO.

AALSO membership and certification are two criteria I take into account when hiring new life support operators. I want all of the operators at our institution to become certified.

The certification program is great! I personally place a lot of value on this program, and hope to see it continue and expand.