Attention serious lemur lovers and science enthusiasts: we have an amazing new educational series for you! Starting in 2019, we will be offering Wild Workshops throughout the year! Each Wild Workshop will focus on a different subject connected to the work the DLC does here and in Madagascar. We’ll do a deep-dive into subjects like our conservation breeding program, enrichment and play, lemur nutrition and digestion, and so much more!
Each workshop will include customized programming for a recommended age group based on the subject we’re exploring. We will be including specialized programming, husbandry and/or research demonstrations, and possibly even behind-the-scenes views that are catered to each Wild Workshop theme.
Because our Wild Workshops will focus heavily on a particular topic, we strongly recommend that guests only register for a Wild Workshop after attending one of our many other tour experiences. Please see below for details on our first Wild Workshop on Sunday, February 10!
Love and Lemurs: The Science of Lemur Reproduction
What better way to kick off Valentine’s Day week than with a couple of glasses of wine and an exclusive workshop on the science of lemur reproductive behavior and biology?! Have you ever wondered how lemurs choose their mates, how many infants a lemur can have, or why the DLC participates in a conservation breeding program? Join us on Sunday, February 10 from 1:00 ’til 4:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT) or Saturday, February 16 from 1:00 ’til 4:00 p.m. (SOLD OUT) to find out the answers to those questions and so much more!
This amazing new workshop will include:
*customized educational programming
*a tour focusing on the workshop theme
*a live research demonstration and Q&A with a DLC researcher
*exclusive footage of lemurs at the DLC and in the wild
*behind-the-scenes views of our lemurs
*a take-home gift
For guests ages 21+. Because we will be offering complementary wine — and because this workshop will include overt discussions of primate sexuality and reproductive behaviors — registration is limited to guests ages 21 and older. If you or someone in your party is too young to participate in this workshop, don’t worry! We plan to include Wild Workshops for all ages in this new educational series, so stay tuned for more options!
Cost: $75 plus tax per person. Registration fee to be paid when confirming registration. Full refunds will be available with cancellations made by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5.
Additional details: Maximum of 16 registrants per workshop. This program will run “rain or shine,” but if dangerous inclement weather occurs, registrants will be contacted at least 24 hours in advance to make alternate arrangements. Because of the behind-the-scenes elements of this experience, all participants will be required to wear closed-toe shoes. Any guests requiring accessibility accommodations should please inquire at the time of registration to ensure this experience will be appropriate.
How to register: Submit the form below to request your space, and we will respond within 24 hours. If you do not receive our response within 24 hours, please check your spam folder for “@duke.edu” email addresses. Please note that your registration will not be complete until confirmed by the education staff via email. UPDATE: Both Love and Lemurs workshops in February 2019 are SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for additional Wild Workshops on other fun topics!