Welcome to the Orangutan Conservation Education Center!
Are you an educator looking for new, innovative, and fun ways to teach kids about the importance of orangutan conservation? You have come to the right place. This portal is designed to aid educators in accessing constructive and engaging education materials from one centralized interface. It is a compilation of information about the collaborative efforts of the AZA-accredited zoos (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) that are participants in the AZA Orangutan Species Survival Plan® (SSP).
The toolbox of materials provided here are suitable for incorporation into a variety of educational settings. Resources are not grade specific, but they are labeled for grade congruence when applicable. The activities encompass videos and a variety of lesson plans that will encourage students to examine, question, and analyze the pressing matter of orangutan conservation.
Thanks for visiting, and please come back often to see what’s new!
Many zoos and other organizations across the country will be hosting a M.O.M. event on Mother’s Day to celebrate orangutans and bring awareness to their plight.
Photo of Gober and Twins – SOCP/ Jessica McKelson