|Wisconsin Primate Research Center|
University of Wisconsin
1220 Capitol Court
Madison, WI 53715-1299
Library (608) 263-3512 / FAX (608) 263-4031
The Primates, a three-part slide set that appeals to young people's interest in monkeys, apes and the environment, is being made available for teachers to use in their classrooms. Drawing on the library and resources of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center, this set introduces the topics of primate behavior, primate conservation, primate taxonomy, and field work. Accurate and accessible, each part contains 72 slides with accompanying annotated script, suggestions for classroom activities, bibliographies and other supporting materials. The set is also easily adaptable for use in introductory classes at the undergraduate level, and can be used for staff training in zoological gardens and primate facilities. The three parts are:
Conservation of Endangered Species explores how primates use their habitat, and how threats to the habitat have caused most primate species to become threatened or endangered. Two conservation projects which successfully incorporate education, benefits for the local population, and habitat preservation, are examined in detail.
Taxonomic Classification introduces the common features that characterize the Order Primates. Included in the set are photos of members of each major group of primates: Prosimians (8 species), New World monkeys (12 species), Old World monkeys (14 species), and Apes (6 species). Maps and graphics illustrate the geographic distribution and classification of each group.
The Primates is available on loan (as a slide set) from the Wisconsin Primate Research Center Library Audiovisual Service. Each part is available for a 14-day loan via mail for a $12 service fee. The Primates may be borrowed at no cost by individuals picking it up on the site. For more information, or to request these materials, contact Ray Hamel, Special Collections Librarian, at (608) 263-3512 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last updated: June 30, 1998.