In-School Exploration

Provider: Lemur Conservation Foundation

Contact: Alison Grand

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: FREE

Max. Capacity: 40

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?


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What do lemurs need to survive? What do people need to survive? How do they compare? 

In this 1 hour long activity for K-1st graders, we explore the four elements of a habitat—food, water, shelter, and space to raise young. Using lemurs and people as examples, students draw the things that lemurs need and the things that people need on a puzzle template and discuss how they are the same and how they are different.

Developed to accompany the Ako children’s book series, we offer conservation education lesson plans to K-5 teachers. Each of the six Ako books feature a different type of lemur, from Bitika the baby mouse lemur to No-Song the Indri to Bounce the White Sifaka.

Use the Educator’s Guide to learn more about lemurs and gain background information before doing the lesson with your class.

See Everyone Needs a Habitat K-1 Lesson Plan to view the lesson. All 21 Ako lessons are available for download at


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