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Scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2007 09:00 AM-04:00 PM: (Wake Forest University Primate Center) Oral Presentation


All About Primates

C. N. Ross1, . ASP Education Committee1 and . Wake Forest University2
1University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA, 2Wake Forest
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     This workshop represents a joint effort between the ASP Education Committee and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, to introduce K-12 teachers to primatology. The purpose of the workshop is to provide teachers with skills and information necessary to incorporate primatology into their current curriculum. We will provide basic information on primates related to their diversity, geographic distribution, behavior, and conservation. We will acquaint teachers with available audiovisual and on-line resources. We will provide lesson plans and suggest ways to incorporate primatology into existing science curriculums, which meet the national and state science standards. The Wake Forest primate center will also afford the unique opportunity for active learning about the behavior of primates and teachers will receive hands-on training in behavioral observation, data collection methods, and analysis. ASP members will be on hand throughout to share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm. While the workshop is geared to K-12 teachers, undergraduate and graduate students in primatology as well as young professionals are welcome to attend and will find it a valuable overview to the field of primatology.