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Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy

Now announcing dates for our new and improved fall Homeschool Academy! We’ve been hard at work revising our program curriculum, and we can’t wait to share it with your grade 6th- through 8th-grade student this fall! Registration for fall Homeschool Academy dates opened Wednesday, August 16th.

Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy I

Duration:

4 sessions

Session 1 – Introduction to the DLC with Primate 101

This session is the perfect introduction to lemurs, their importance, and our relationship to them.

Session 2 – Research and Lemurs

Students will be presented with the fundamentals of primate field research, adn have the opportunity to practice in a real-world setting by observing and recording lemur behavior.

Session 3 – A Day in the Live of Lemurs: Conservation Issues

The conservation issues facing lemurs are significant, and in this lesson, students will learn more about the complex threats to the amazing island of Madagascar.

Session 4 – How Can I Help? Environmental Stewardship

This session will give students tools they can use to be environmental stewards and make positive changes to the conservation issues wildlife face today.

Homeschool Academy I includes curriculum standards to grades 6-8 in science, writing, and literacy – complete with hands-on activities to practice research, writing, and science activities.

Registration:

Registration opens August 16th, 2017. Please complete and return the form below. If you have questions, please email primate@duke.edu.

Registration form: HSA I Registration Form_Fall 2017

Age Group:

Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Dates & Times: 

9:30-11:30 a.m. each day

9/20, 9/21, 9/27, and 9/28

Fee:

$60 per student for the complete series

*Individual session registration available for $18 per session

Check back on Wednesday, August 16th for the fall registration form!

Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy II

This exciting program builds on the learning of Homeschool Academy I and is open to those students who have completed that program. It offers in-depth inquiries led by DLC staff and faculty. Serious middle school-aged home-scholars will explore topics ranging from statistics and paleontology to evolutionary anthropology and “all things aye-aye.” Please note: completion of Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy I is a prerequisite for enrollment. 

Duration:

4 sessions

Session 1 – In-Depth Study: Coquerel’s Sifaka

Homeschool Academy II kicks off with a deep dive into one of the DLC’s most iconic species – the Coquerel’s Sifaka, also known as the “dancing lemur” from Zoboomafoo!

Session 2 – Math and Lemurs

From analyzing research data to deciding how much fruit to feed a mouse lemur, this session will include the real-world applications of mathematics in research and animal husbandry.

Session 3 – Field trip to the DLC’s Division of Fossil Primates

The Division of Fossil Primates is world-renowned for its collections of fossils, sub-fossils, and other artifacts from Madagascar and other significant sites around the world. Students will get a rare opportunity to explore the collection and learn how artifacts are found, collected, and preserved.

Session 4 – A Day in the Life of a Primatologist

Students will practice a day in the life of a field researcher, complete with analysis and results. This final session is the culmination of knowledge and skills the students have gained throughout Homeschool Academy.

Homeschool Academy II includes curriculum standards for grades 6-8 in science, writing, and mathematics – complete with hands-on activities in field research, writing, mathematics, and science.

Registration:

Registration opens August 16th, 2017. Please complete and return the form below. If you have questions, please email primate@duke.edu.

Registration form: HSA II Registration Form_Fall 2017

Age Group:

Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Dates & Times: 

9:30-11:30 a.m. each day

10/18, 10/19, 10/25, and 10/26

Fee:

$60 per student for the complete series

*Individual session registration available for $18 per session

Questions?

Please email our education team at primate@duke.edu. We’ll be happy to help!

 

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