Our educational aims include encouraging the development of educational programs in primatology, promoting improved instruction regarding primates, and providing information on employment opportunities and educational programs. We also seek to facilitate hiring of primatologists in academic and research institutions, and to review and promote public education regarding primates and primate research.
Teaching About Primates
Teachers looking for ideas on incorporating nonhuman primates into their lesson plans and anyone interested in learning more about nonhuman primates, should take a look at our Teaching Materials
Other educational resources, including information on educational programs in primatology, careers in primatology, and instructional and audiovisual resources, can be found through the Primate Info Net of the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
Education Committee Workshops
- ASP 2015 Primates The Ideal Taxon for Teaching NGSS in K12 6-14-15.pptx by Karen Hambright, Professor of Psychology, College of Coastal Georgia, Brunswick, GA
- Paukner-NonHuman Primates in Research.pptx by Annika Paukner, Staff Scientist, NICHD
- Teaching Primate Behavioral Ecology & Conservation by Francisca Vidal-Garcia, Institute of Ecology INECOL, Veracruz
Student Luncheon Workshop 2014 "Becoming a Scientist Online: Possibilities, Pragmatics, and Pitfalls" organized by Amanda Dettemer, Katie Hinde, Cory Ross and Christopher Schmitt.
Student Luncheon Workshop 2013 "Teaching Portfolios and Strategies for the Teaching Job Search," Darlene A. Smucny, Organizer.
- ASP workshop 2013 presentation_Teaching portfolios_Smucny.pptx by Darlene A. Smucny, Collegiate Professor & Academic Director, Social Sciences,
The Undergraduate School, University of Maryland University College
- ASP 2013 KH 6-21-13.pptx by Karen Hambright, Dean, Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, College of Coastal Georgia
Student Luncheon Workshop 2012 "Teaching Primatology: Administrative Considerations or 'Tales from the Dark Side'" by Karen Hambright, Dean, Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, College of Coastal Georgia
Presenting Your Own Work
Tips, trick and Information on making effective oral and poster presentations:
- Giving a good scientific presentation (PDF)
- Powerpoint / Powerpoint slide presentations
- Writing quality abstracts (with examples)
Our Student Competition
Prizes are awarded annually at the Society's meeting to recognize excellence in student research.
- Student Competition Guidelines
- Criteria for Judging Student Presentations
- Past Competition Recipients
Special Topics in Primatology
- Primate Conservation: the role of zoological parks edited by Janette Wallis
- The Care and Management of Captive Chimpanzees edited by Linda Brent
- Sexual Selection and Reproductive Competition in Primates: New Perspectives and Directions edited by Clara B. Jones.
- Commensalism and Conflict: The Human-Primate Interface edited by James D. Paterson and Janette Wallis.