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New Orangutan resource for students and teachers
11/07/2013

The Orangutan Conservation Education Center is a portal 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. Resources in the “Teachers’ Lounge” area of the website have been created specifically for teachers to use in their classrooms. Anything may be reproduced but please credit the site whenever appropriate. Creators of the site hope to continually add teacher resources for all education levels, so please check back frequently. If you are a teacher who has created orangutan education curriculum pieces (only copyright free material) that you would be willing to share on this site, please send them to orangutan@aza.org. Visit the site at http://engage.aza.org/orangutans/