care of the earth, and she will take care of you.
PHOTOS BY DOUG WITMER www.pbase.com/dcwitmer
Nothing draws kids over to a table like skulls! Do you have
orangutan, human and gibbon skullcasts. Orangutan hair? Cast
of hands? Put out a gorilla hand-cast. Its a good way
to show the comparison between long orangutan arboreal fingers
vs. knuckle walkers like a gorilla.
This great handcast is available from Primateprints.com.
- Print out and laminate these orangutan size hands for guests
to compare their own hands.
Primate Hand and Feet Files:
table -Cover a table
with long white butcher paper and provide orangutan tracing
STENCILS, crayons and
markers (washable ones) - everyone has fun with this one!
Or print out and make copies of these COLORING
in the world are all the orangutans?
out the FILE (laminate
if possible) and use under a classroom globe. See if kids
can find Borneo and Sumatra. You can give the hint: It's
on the equator. Provide a magnifying glass (attach a string
to it and the globe). Ask, "Can you see the orangutans?"
When they say, "No", you can say, "See,
that's the problem!"
- Use a metal board (like an aluminum sign board) and toy
magnetic alphabet letters for a word scramble game using orangutan
related words. Make your zoo's orangutan's name a bonus word.
Set up a small TV/VCR or portable DVD player to play videos
of orangutans in the wild. Ralph Arbus has wonderful videos
on his website
and has given permission to use the photos and videos
as long as it is in aid of orangutan survival, and not for
a commercial purpose. Just right click on the thumbnail, save
target as, and burn on a dvd.
Set up a CD player with headphones that people can
put on to hear the rainforest sounds of Borneo or just play
it without headphones for all to hear.
One great CD is by Bernie Krause: Kalimantan, "Heaven
Before Time" which can be found online.
It includes giboons singing and orangutan long calls.
- Set out a few Orangutan books.
Zoobooks has a wonderful Orangutan magazine.
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN AN ORANGUTAN??
Make this fun interactive quiz binder.
Print out these two files on heavy cardstock and three hole punch for a binder. Use the Quiz sheet as your answer key.
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