LCF’s conservation education program for educators, the Teachers’ Institute, is hosting the first ‘Ako Project Workshop for Educators’ from June 12-14 at our conservation habitats in Myakka City, FL. This 3 day workshop is modeled on the S.T.R.E.A.M. concept (Science, Technology, wRiting, Engineering, Art, and Math). Professional Development points will be awarded and curriculum alignment is available.
The Ako series, for K-5 readers, is written by Dr. Alison Jolly, illustrated by Deborah Ross, and published by LCF. Each book is written to engage children with a different lemur species and their habitat. Kris Whipple, CIP, CIT, CIG
Interpretive Consultant, produced curriculum for K-5 for lessons in language arts, social studies, math, science, and more.
At this conservation education workshop you will see field biology up close and even meet some lemurs! At the end of the session you will have Ako Series materials to teach in your classes, and will be prepared to share a conservation education message from the newly developed Ako resources.
The Teachers’ Institute ‘Ako Project Workshop for Educators’ will be led by Kris Whipple and Karen Malesky. Kris designs interpretive materials and curriculum guides for awesome places like Disney and the San Diego Zoo. Karen is a S.T.E.M. and Museum certified educator based in the Sarasota area.
$20 registration for all three days – For more information and to RSVP email Karen Malesky at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 9. The workshop is perfect for teachers, informal educators, and zoo education teams. The Teachers’ Institute ‘Ako Project Workshop’ curriculum is designed to meet Florida state standards and national core standards.
The Ako series, for K-5 readers, is written by the late Dr. Alison Jolly, illustrated by Deborah Ross, and published by Lemur Conservation Foundation. Each book is written to engage children with a different lemur species and their habitat. Dr. Jolly’s pioneering work in lemur conservation recognized the need to incorporate local communities and conservation education into successful plans for species conservation.
The Ako Series: Madagascar Lemur Adventures was first developed for Madagascar’s teachers and students. Today they are available in four languages with standards based lesson plans available in Madagascar, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Publication of the Ako Series in North America, the curriculum for schools in the USA, and this workshop are funded by Nature’s Path Foods EnviroKidz initiatives.
Learn more about the Ako books and conservation education on our website at www.lemurreserve.org