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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:

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

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 local community and school groups 4th grade and up through college.

  • 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 

Aren't local? Don't worry! We can come to you virtually! 

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.