What is a field scientist anyways? 

Are your students intimidated by science and think it is all lab coats and microscopes?  Well there is a whole other world of science out there where people get to spend their days outside, exploring new environments, watching animals or digging up fossils: the world of field science.  

Imagine learning you can follow around these baboons all day

Imagine learning you can follow around these baboons all day

We are excited to announce our new program: Being a field scientist. It is a one hour in-class program showing students the exciting world of field science based on my own experience as a primatologist.   It is easily modified for any grade between 1-12 and can be a great addition to any science class or careers unit. We go through the field work wins and fails, this is a fun program to get students excited about an area of science they might not be aware of.  Students get to "act like a primatologist" by observing videos of different primate species and comparing what they see.  We bring our ape and monkey skulls as well, so students can get a hands on look at different primate species.  If you want to show your students a interesting area of science, this program is for you!  

The program has been met with very positive reviews: "In a camp setting, it is often difficult to get students to engage with speakers but the opposite was true for Primate Tales, we had to pull kids away from the classroom.  With such insight into the world of Primatology our campers learned so much more then they would have just by reading on their own and they were able to get all of their questions answered.  We can’t wait to work with Primate Tales in the future!"
-Nick Roberts, Program Manager, Lay-Up Youth Basketball 

The life of a primatologist

The life of a primatologist

Field work can get messy 

Field work can get messy 

If you have any questions about the program please contact us

Price: $200 plus HST for one 1 hour program for up to 30 students.  Additional classes are $95 plus HST each. For additional programs on a different day the cost is $135 plus HST per class. If outside Toronto, an extra travel fee of $25 applies.  If outside the GTA a travel fee of $45 applies.

Payment of programs can be made by cheque, cash or e-transfer.   Cheques are payable to Primate Tales, if sending an e-transfer please email payment to: info@primatetales.com.