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Education and Outreach

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Center for Great Apes is offering Ape-ology workshops for fans, members, and supporters interested in expanding their knowledge about great apes and learning more about CGA's residents. 

Workshops include: an educational presentation (on a specific topic for that month), a tour of a specific area on grounds related to the topic, and a special behind-the-scenes opportunity to observe the apes and talk with their caregivers, unique to Ape-ology. 

Donation cost is $30 OR $25 for current members

Interested in registering? Please visit our donation page and in the "additional comments" section please include "for Ape-ology" as well as the participant(s) name(s). Spaces are limited to the first 30 participants to register. Participants must be at least 15 years old.

Workshops will be held monthly | Topics will change and include basic and more advanced materials

Current Schedule:

January 14th: A Day in the Life of a Great Ape Caregiver

February 11th: The Social Life of Great Apes NEW! 

March 11th: Enriching the Lives' of Great Apes CANCELLED

April 8th: North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA) NEW!

May 13th: The Scoop on Palm Oil

June 10th: Healthy Apes Make Happy Apes

July 8th: The Start of CGA

August 12th: Current Status of Captive Great Apes

September 9th: For the Love of Babies! (Great Ape Infants & Development) NEW!

October 14th: How Do Apes Speak? (Communication/Behavior)

November 11th: Project Nim Screening & Chat with Bob Ingersoll NEW!

December 9th: Holiday Open House (NO APE-OLOGY)

Workshops are held from 10:00am-1:00pm

Past Workshops:

October 8th: The Start of CGA (History)

November 12th: Current Status of Captive Great Apes

For more information on Ape-ology, please contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lauren. outreach@centerforgreatapes.org863-767-8903 ext. 222

Want to Learn More on an Educational Tour?

We offer educational, group tours for both students and adults.

Student Tours: Group tours are available for students in 4th grade through senior year in high school (10 years old and up) for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. The donation cost is $5 per student and $10 per adult chaperone. All tours of the sanctuary are by appointment only.

College Tours: Group tours are available for current college/university students for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. The donation cost is $10 per each attendee. All tours of the sanctuary are by appointment only.

Adult Tours: Group tours are available for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people. The donation cost is $25 per person. All tours of the sanctuary are by appointment only.

Contact the main office at 863-767-8903 to schedule a group tour today.

Want CGA to Come to You? 

We offer educational presentations for community groups and school groups.

  • Topics include: CGA History, CGA residents, and/or general primates facts (specific topics dependent on level, curriculum, and interest).
  • Can vary in length and can be tailored to your own schedule
  • Presentations can include: PowerPoint, artifacts, handouts, and/or activities
  • Activities can be learning activities and demonstrations or making enrichment for the apes 

Contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Lauren for more information and donation cost. outreach@centerforgreatapes.org | 863-767-8903 ext. 222

NOTE: NO animals are brought to any presentation at any time for the safety of our staff and apes as well as the safety of presentation guests.