The Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through managed breeding, scientific research, education, and art.


LCF welcomes you to join the growing number of educators around the world participating in the Ako Conservation Education Program. This program is an international environmental education program for grades K-5.  The Ako Program uses six children’s picture books with accompanying lesson plans, posters, and other educational materials to teach kids about lemurs and their habitats in Madagascar.  Our fun and engaging explorations highlight key biological concepts such as food webs, animal behavior, and taxonomy.  Each of our explorations meet both Florida state and national science education standards and include subjects ranging from math to art.

All 21 Ako Lemur Lesson Plans for grades K-5, the Ako Educator’s Guide, and additional materials are available to download for free HERE.


The Lemur Conservation Foundation provides FREE Ako Conservation Kits to qualifying schools and/or educators.  Each kit includes the following materials:

  • 6 Ako Children’s Books
  • 6 Lemur Habitat Posters
  • 21 Ako Lemur Lesson Plans
  • 1 Ako Educators’s Guide
  • 1 Ako the Aye-Aye Plush—to serve as your classroom lemur ambassador
  • Essential Oils—for use in the Ako lesson Survival Scents

To see if you and/or your school qualify for a FREE Ako Conservation Education Kit, please email: akoproject@lemurreserve.org


For more information about the Ako Program, upcoming events, and the Lemur Conservation Foundation:

Website: www.lemurreserve.org

Email: akoproject@lemurreserve.org

Explorations Contact: Katie Virun, Education Manager

Phone: 941-322-8494

Email: akoproject@lemurreserve.org

Website: http://www.lemurreserve.org/ako-project

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