Speaker Profile


Maria Antonieta Costa

Head of Education of Lisbon ZOO since 2007. Vice Chair of the EAZA EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Education Committee since 2012.

Lisbon ZOO and EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria)

Dr Maria Antonieta Costa is Head of Education of Lisbon ZOO since 2007. She is a Pedagogy expert with more than 25 years’ experience and a strategic conservation education manager with 12 years’ experience in environmental education.


Started her professional career as Assistant Professor at Lisbon University in teachers training degrees in Education. Her passion about how people learn led her to the master degree in Psycholinguistics in the area of learning acquisition and then to a PhD in Pedagogy.