Our educational aims include encouraging the development of educational programs in primatology, promoting improved instruction regarding primates, and providing information on employment opportunities and educational programs. We also seek to facilitate hiring of primatologists in academic and research institutions, and to review and promote public education regarding primates and primate research.


Teaching About Primates

Teachers looking for ideas on incorporating nonhuman primates into their lesson plans and anyone interested in learning more about nonhuman primates, should take a look at our Teaching Materials

Other educational resources, including information on educational programs in primatology, careers in primatology, and instructional and audiovisual resources, can be found through the Primate Info Net of the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center


Education Committee Workshops

Education Committee Pre-Conference Outreach 2015

Student Luncheon Workshop 2014 "Becoming a Scientist Online: Possibilities, Pragmatics, and Pitfalls" organized by Amanda Dettemer, Katie Hinde, Cory Ross and Christopher Schmitt.

Student Luncheon Workshop 2013 "Teaching Portfolios and Strategies for the Teaching Job Search," Darlene A. Smucny, Organizer.

Student Luncheon Workshop 2012 "Teaching Primatology: Administrative Considerations or 'Tales from the Dark Side'" by Karen Hambright, Dean, Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, College of Coastal Georgia


Presenting Your Own Work

Tips, trick and Information on making effective oral and poster presentations:


Our Student Competition

Prizes are awarded annually at the Society's meeting to recognize excellence in student research.


Special Topics in Primatology

These are the first four volumes in a book series published by the ASP and all profits go into our conservation fund and the ASP Education Committee's Minority Initiative.

savannah baboon courtesy of Catherine Markham


ASP was a proud Official Partner of the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in April 2016 in Washington, D.C.  ASP has participated in the Festival since its inception in 2010, and was delighted to host booths again in 2012 and 2014 highlighting the intellectual and behavioral differences between human and non-human primates, as well as our society’s conservation and research efforts.  

Over 250,000 K-12 students and parents, over 5,000 teachers, and over 3,000 STEM professionals experienced the largest celebration of STEM!  Participants included more than 750 of the World's leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations.

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