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Scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 2008 09:00 AM-04:00 PM: (Palm Beach Zoo) Workshop


All About Primates

C. N. Ross1, .. ASP Education Committee1 and .. Palm Beach Zoo2
1University of Texas Health Science Center, Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging, 15355 Lambda Dr, STCBM Bldg, Ste 3.325, San Antonio, TX 78245-3207, USA, 2Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach, Florida
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     This workshop represents a joint effort between the ASP Education Committee and the Palm Beach Zoo 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 Palm Beach Zoo 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.