LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
- Visits and events
- Request a talk about the Primate Center for your class or group (live online talk, with Q&A)
- View our marmosets live on the Callicam!
- Observational ethogram activity (for home, classroom, zoo, or in the wild)
- Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (phone app game)
- WNPRC primate enrichment word search
If you are teaching or considering teaching about biomedical research in your classroom – the whys, hows, discoveries and ethics – and want to ensure that you present factual and balanced information, please contact us, as well as the Foundation for Biomedical Research and the Americans for Medical Progress to find the right materials for your classroom needs.
Here are a few examples:
- Northwest Association for Biomedical Research’s Teacher Center. Most of these curriculum covering biology, genetics, virology, stem cells, ethics and more are designed for high school, however there are some for middle school and upper elementary school.
- Ted-Ed: What are stem cells? Video and curriculum for middle school and high school produced by Craig A. Kohn in conjunction with the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. See also A starring role for nonhuman primates in the stem cell story and Growing stem cells in the lab. (Stem cell culture techniques in a UW-Madison lab, general audience, 9 minutes.)
- Lab rat chat: A podcast to engage with the public about the necessity of humane and ethical animal research.
- Additional resources for educators and learners.
Do you have lesson plans on how to incorporate biomedical research into your teaching that we can share on this site? We are interested in biology, genetics, gene editing, virology, stem cells, bioinformatics, bioengineering, animal care, animal research regulations and ethics, and careers in biomedical research. We are open to additional ideas as well. Please contact Jordana Lenon with your resources and ideas.
- In this Aug. 22, 2017, video, Jill Herrig, an animal research technician at the WNRPC, along with video journalist Tyler Ensrude from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville show us what it’s like to train for and work with laboratory nonhuman primates at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.
- Common Marmosets at the WNPRC: Learn about the members of a common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) family and watch how they rear their infants. (No sound, with captions, 7 minutes, 2013.)
- WNPRC Animal Care, Housing and Enrichment: No sound, some captions, 4 minutes, 2014. (Available without captions for the news media.)
- Are we smarter than monkeys? Primate research and outreach at a glance: UW-Madison journalism student’s Fall 2012 video project.
- In Depth at Ten – Monkeys and Medicine: Channel3000.com news series in 2010 about WNPRC research, ethics and animal care.