Abstract # 6099 Event # 3:

Scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2015 09:00 AM-12:00 PM: (Cascade E) Pre-Conference Workshop


A. M. Dettmer1, M. K. Hambright2 and M. F. Novak3
1Laboratory of Comparative Ethology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA, 2College of Coastal Georgia, 3Central Oregon Community College
     In service to the Education Committee’s aim of promoting public education regarding primates, primate conservation and primate research, we are offering two pre-conference workshops in association with an Early Childhood Education Conference at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) for which participants may receive continuing educational credits. The first of these sessions will be a daylong workshop held on the COCC campus in May and is entitled “Beyond Curious George: Learning About Primates in Early Childhood Settings,” and will be geared toward providing early childhood educators with activities and discussions suited to their students. The second session will be a half-day session held the opening morning at the conference venue and will cover topics including primate diversity, conservation, and the benefits of incorporating primatology in the K-12 curriculum.