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 kind of animal is a lemur? How do biologists group animals together? What is a species? 

In this 1 hour long activity provided by the Lemur Conservation Foundation for 4-5th graders, we explore the way life on earth is classified by biologists. We learn about the different ways plants and animals can be grouped together and why some species that look the same are not closely related.

Developed to accompany the Ako children’s book series, 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 Teacher’s Resource Guide to learn more about lemurs and gain background information before carrying-out the lesson.

See Lemurs Have Class to view the lesson. All 21 Ako conservation education lessons are available for download at


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