In-School Exploration

Provider: Lemur Conservation Foundation

Contact: Devin Edmonds

Phone: 941-322-8494

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info:

Max. Capacity: 24

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation?

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  No


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What threats do lemurs face in the wild? What can we do to help? How do our actions affect wildlife closer to home?

This game takes about 30 minutes to play and covers topics in science and language arts. Provided by the Lemur Conservation Foundation, Growing, Growing, Gone only requires an open space or outdoor area, a set of 12 hula hoops, and a paper and pen to record data. Students try to keep both feet in a hula hoop while different scenarios are read to them and hoops (symbolizing habitat) are either added or taken away.

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 Growing, Growing, Gone! 4-5th Grade Lesson Plan to view the lesson.

Are you going to print it? Choose the black and white printable lesson plan to reduce paper and ink use.

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


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