In-School Exploration

Provider: Lemur Conservation Foundation

Contact: Devin Edmonds

Phone: 941-322-8494

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 humans need to survive? How do they compare? What is a habitat anyways?

In this 1 hour long activity, provided by the Lemur Conservation Foundation for K-1st Graders, we explore the four elements of a species 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 free environmental 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. Don’t have the Ako books yet? Please contact us for a free set of six books to use in your classroom.

Only found on the island of Madagascar, there are more than 100 different kinds of lemur. They are the most endangered group of mammals with many very near extinction. Through these books and curriculum, we aim to spread awareness of not only lemurs and their importance, but also connect children to nature through activities that highlight the relationship between people and our environment.

Use the Teacher’s Resource Guide to learn more about lemurs and gain background information before carrying-out the lesson.

Click Everyone Needs a Habitat K-1 Lesson Plan to view the lesson.

Printing it? Download the black and white printable version here.

After you use it, please send us an email. We would love to hear from you!


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