Education

Being an Ape Ambassador allows kids to be as involved as they want to be with the program. 

 

Kids have the opportunity to learn about team building, developing programs, engaging friends and communities and raising awareness and funds. This all takes time, energy and an interest in doing more. When kids and teens develop programs as Ape Ambassadors, it builds independence and maturity and builds character. While the Center for Great Apes will definitely benefit from the efforts of Ape Ambassadors, kids will benefit as well.

 

School Admissions

In addition to test scores, admission committees to private schools, magnet schools and universities look for "evidence that the applicant is genuinely interested in learning, reading, and other intellectual pursuits." They seek out students who are independent, mature and have character. Extracurricular activities are of interest to these committees. They DO NOT want to see more than resume building activities - but more of a commitment. "Applicants to older grades should show interest in an activity outside of the classroom, whether it’s sports, music, drama, publications, or another activity. They should research what the options to participate in this activity are at the school they are applying to, and they should be prepared to speak about this interest in the interview and how they will further it."

 

Lunch & Learn

Ape Ambassadors will be invited (along with their friends, family and supporters) to join Lunch & Learn webinars or, when possible, we will have special talks at schools and community centers. The webinars will focus on different aspects of the Center for Great Apes from nutrition to veterinary science. Special guests including veterinarians, ape therapists and educators will answer questions. 

 

Lessons

One of our goals is to create school lessons, programs and even a useable curriculum. This is currently a work in progress. We want educators, Ape Ambassadors and anyone to be able to download school lessons by grade level to practice science, math and language arts all related to the care of the chimpanzees and orangutans at the Center for Great Apes. We want the lessons to be created by educators and experts in the field. Outreach is in progress - so if you have suggestions, let us know. Below are some sample lesson plans we hope to develop.

Science & Math

 

 

Geometry of the habitats

Strength of the apes

 

This is currently a work in progress.  If you are an educator and want to contribute, please contact us.


Career: Veterinary Medicine

 

Art & Design
 
 

Enter the annual competition

Architecture of the walkways -

 

This is currently a work in progress. If you are an educator and want to contribute, please contact us.

 

Career: Architecture, Art, Industrial Design, Construction

 

 

 

 

Nutrition & Health

Diet

Nutritional needs of animals

Health

This is currently a work in progress. 

If you are an educator and want to contribute, please contact us.

 

Career: Chef, nutritionist

 

 

 

Language Arts
 

Engage students to convey a message to a larger audience

- a letter campagn to companies that transport apes (Air France), deforest ape habitats (Oreo), use apes in commercials (Career Builder)....

 

Books to read by grade level

 

This is currently a work in progress. 

If you are an educator and want to contribute, please contact us.

 

Career: Writer