LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES
Education is the heart of animal protection and wildlife conservation!
Have a look below at the broad range of unique lessons and activities that make learning fun! All of our educational materials are offered without cost so that they may be enjoyed by the broadest possible audiences.
New England Primate Conservancy is an animal protection, wildlife conservation, and environmental protection organization that makes its greatest impact through education. Without their habitats, animals have no food, no shelter, and no place to live. The animals that live in each ecosystem keep it alive and thriving through the activities of their daily lives—activities that include gardening, pollination, and seed dispersal. It is impossible to have one without the other. Our programs illustrate the interconnectedness and interdependence of animal and environmental conservation.
You’ve asked for more ways to bring NEPC into the classroom and we’ve responded with on-demand videocasts and scheduled webinars. Learn more by clicking on the icons above. Of course, you can bring NEPC into the classroom with our lessons and activities too. Options are listed below.
Each of our lessons and activities address issues pertaining to wildlife, their habitats, and the conservation of their ecosystems. Even those that are specifically primate-themed speak to the importance of habitat conservation and why habitat preservation and protection are important to the futures of our fellow primates. It is impossible to disentangle the interdependence of species and their ecosystems.
As ecosystems nurture those who live in them, in turn, each species nurtures the ecosystem. The daily activities of wildlife result in habitat replenishment, reforestation, and growth. And, of course, animals depend upon their habitats for food, shelter, protection, nourishment, and all of the stuff of life. Thus, our “conservation-themed” lessons and activities relate to primates and other wildlife, and our “primate-themed” lessons relate to conservation.
Our project-based lessons allow students to work individually or in teams. Students can actively engage in real-world and personally meaningful activities. The lessons encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, self-management, project management, and collaboration. All can be applied across multiple academic disciplines. All are engaging, with games, graphics, videos, and more.
If we hope for future generations to take up the mantle to protect and preserve the Earth’s resources, they need to understand the basics of how nature works!
This is the premise behind our What Is Nature? three-part lesson series.
Lessons and activities that we developed since early 2020 have been inspired by the need for a combination of classroom, at-home, and hybrid learning environments. We realize that some pretty clever educational content is needed to keep kids engaged, to make it easier for teachers to teach, for students to learn, and for parents to adapt to their sometimes unintended roles as academic coaches.
Every animal and plant is vital to its ecosystems, each with its own unique role. We must leave them to do their jobs while preserving and protecting those habitats. It is the intelligence of Mother Nature’s plan.
The goal is responsible stewardship of our planet and her creatures because…education is the heart of animal protection and conservation. We can all be part of the solution. Education is the key.