What you'll do
Virtually travel to rainforests across the globe and visit primates where they live and get a glimpse into their inner lives including those of gorillas, chimpanzees, lemurs, marmosets, macaques and many more. You'll find out what a primate really is and meet the world's smallest and largest primates, not to mention the strangest looking and the smelliest. You'll learn how to identify an Old World Monkey from a New World Monkey and a nocturnal primate from a diurnal one. And how to know when a primate is happy and not happy - it's not as easy as you think! You'll also listen to alarm calls an try to guess what the monkeys are trying to communicate. You'll also hear the heartwarming personal stories of Pavel, a marmoset at a sanctuary and Brigitte, a lemur in Madagascar who teaches us the power of friendship. Finally, you'll learn why that as cute as they are, primates do not make good pets and what you can do to help them. Expect lots of laughs and interaction in this live interactive workshop that's both entertaining and educational. Perfect for all ages. By participating in this experience you're helping primates. €1 from every participant will be donated to a primate organization to support primate welfare/conservation. You can also book a private group for a more customized experience featuring your favourite primates. Great for kids or team building
Try something new together
Try something new together
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Meet people from all over the world while learning something new together.
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Join easily and participate from home without a lot of prep.
Laurel has been observing primates in the wild and in captivity for almost 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Primatology, has taught educational programs about primates, done observational research on gorillas at the Calgary Zoo, and volunteers with primates at a sanctuary in Munich and leads trips to Madagascar to see lemurs with a conservation focus. She's also researched howler monkeys in the jungles of Belize, volunteered with chimpanzees at a sanctuary in Spain and observed countless primates in the wild including gorillas, lemurs, chimps, macaques, and many more. Her passion for primates is contagious. She founded "The Primate Connection" https://primateconnection.com/, to help make the lives of primates living in both the wild and in captivity and is currently writing a book about what we can learn from primat
What to bring
Just yourself! This experience only requires a willingness to participate.
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"The experience is online but we'll "travel" to where primates live in Central and South America, Africa, Madagascar, Indonesia and Japan."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Laurel will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $61.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
This is an interactive online event in which you'll virtually travel to where primates live. It's perfect for families with children 8 years and older.
The Fascinating World of Primates