Events

Our team represents the network at international meetings and conferences and hosts regional training workshops in primate range countries.  Learn about our events below and stay tuned for more updates soon!

WCN-Spring-Expo29 April 2017
Wildlife Conservation Spring Expo
San Rafael, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology
 

14 February 2017
World Bonobo Day
February 14, 2017 marked the first-ever World Bonobo Day, recognized by a California Senate Resolution, authored by Senator Isadore Hall III. This Valentine’s Day, join us in spreading love and educating the world about bonobos!

Read our latest blog to download bonobo educational resources!

13-19 November 2016
Orangutan Caring Week (OCW)
PEN is celebrating Orangutan Caring Week as a participating partner in 2016! We provided a few ideas and materials for you to download in our latest blog to raise awareness during this worldwide event.

Read our OCW blog and download orangutan resources!

18-22 October 2016
International Zoo Educators Association Conference
Patricia Mie Matsuo, PEN's Regional Coordinator for Brazil, was selected as a Sponsored Delegate to present on her regional work.
Lead Author: Patricia Mie Matsuo, PEN Regional Coordinator for Brazil
Presentation Title: “Primate Education Network: Impact, challenges, and needs in Brazil”

Check out a selection of photos from Patricia's experience in Argentina!

8 October 2016
Wildlife Conservation Expo
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology

See our Orange October-themed wildlife education activity! You can also view photos from the 201620152014, and 2013 Expos! 

 
 
 
24-25 August 2016
Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists
Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

24 August 2016
Workshop Title: "Applying Creativity & Behavior Change Frameworks in Primate Education Program Design"
Workshop Trainers: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology, and Susie Louis, Conservation Fusion Director

Workshop Group Facilitators: Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology, Xyomara Carretero-Pinzón, PEN Regional Coordinator for Colombia and Venezuela, Patricia Mie Matsuo, PEN Regional Coordinator for Brazil, and Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, PEN Advisor

Read our workshop blog and see photos from our planning meeting, training, Show & Tell, group work, and the projects awarded with supplies!

25 August 2016
Presentation Title: "Empowering Educators & Building a National Task Force to Protect Primates in Uganda"
Lead Authors: Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology, and Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director

2 April 2016
Wildlife Conservation Expo
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology

View photos from the 201620152014, and 2013 Expos! 

 

1-4 March 2016
Bigodi, Uganda
Workshop Title:
"Empowering Educators & Building a National Task Force to Protect Primates in Uganda"
Workshop Facilitators:
Silver Birungi James, PEN Regional Coordinator for East Africa, Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, Wilson Kagoro, Uganda Wildlife Authority, and Tinka John and Joseph Jude Agaba, UNITE for the Environment

View photos from PEN's planning meetings, welcome dinner, Show & Tell, and our workshop participants' selfie messages!  Follow PEN's posts on Facebook for more photos of our Uganda training workshop.

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5-19 November 2015
XVI Brazilian Primatology Conference
Manaus, Brazil
Primate Conservation Education Course
Course Host: Brazilian Primatology Society
Course Organizers: Dayse Campista, Dayse Ferreira, Patricia Mie Matsuo, Maria Olivia Simão, Eduarda Albuquerque, Cristiane Rangel, Maria Inês Gasparetto Higuchi, and Tainara Sobroza

View photos from the course and Patricia Mie Matsuo's, PEN Regional Coordinator for Brazil, presentation on PEN!

12-16 October 2015
2015 Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation (ZACC) Conference
Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Conservation Education Workshop
Workshop Organizers: Anne Warner and Beth Armstrong, ZACC Steering Committee
Workshop Speakers: Amy Clanin, PEN, Elizabeth Ross, Kasiisi Project, and Susie McGuire, Conservation Fusion

View photos from the Conservation Education WorkshopZACC Conference, and Denver Zoo!
 
 
 
 
 
10 October 2015
Wildlife Conservation Expo
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology

View photos from the 20152014, and 2013 Expos! 
 
 
 
16 May 2015
San Francisco Zoo's Endangered Species Day
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology

View photos from PEN's Primate Protector Superhero Activity!

Earth Day

18 April 2015
Oakland Zoo's Annual Earth Day Event
Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology

Read our blog and see photos from the event! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4 December 2014
Cartagena, Colombia
Workshop Title: Strengthening Collaborative Learning in Colombian Primate Education
Workshop Organizers: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, Xyomara Carretero-Pinzón, PEN Regional Coordinator for Colombia and Venezuela, Diana Carolina Guzmán, Asociación Primatológica Colombiana, and Johanna Vega, Fundación Proyecto Tití

OCW-2014-FB-Banner29-15 November 2014
Orangutan Caring Week

PEN celebrated Orangutan Caring Week as a participating partner by adding 10 new downloadable orangutan education materials to our Resource Library.  Read our blog to learn about orangutan education activities and access new resources!  

 

11 October 2014
Wildlife Conservation Expo
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology, and Anne Warner, PEN Advisor

View photos from the 2014 and 2013 Expos!  


 

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14 August 2014
2014 International Primatological Society (IPS) Congress
Meliá Hanoi Hotel & Convention Center, Grand Ballroom
Hanoi, Vietnam

Symposium Title: Dispersing Seeds of Knowledge: Case Studies in Primate Education and Outreach from Latin America, Africa, and Asia
Symposium Chair: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director

Panel & Workshop Title: Engaging Educators and Experts to Foster Synergy and Collaboratively Solve Challenges in Primate Conservation Education
Panelists: Russell A. Mittermeier, CI, Debby Cox, JGI, Marc Ancrenaz, HUTAN, and Amy Clanin, PEN
Regional Coordinators: Siân Waters, PEN Advisor, Xyomara Carretero-Pinzón, PEN Regional Coordinator for Colombia and Venezuela, and Thirza Loffeld, PEN Regional Coordinator for Indonesia

Symposium Timetable, Lead Author Names, Affiliations, and Presentation Titles

Times
Lead Authors
Organizations
Titles
3:00 - 3:15Amy ClaninPrimate Education NetworkAdvancing the Field of Primate Conservation Education: An Innovative Global Model for Collaboration
3:15 - 3:30Xyomara Carretero-PinzónPrimate Education NetworkPromoting Primate Conservation in Colombia Through Training and Collaboration in Education
3:30 - 3:45 Fanny M. CornejoYunkawasiPrimate Education in Peru: Lessons Learned and Prospects for the Future
3:45 - 4:00 Siân WatersBarbary Macaque Awareness & ConservationInspiring Behaviour Change to Conserve the Endangered Barbary Macaque in Northern Morocco
4:00 - 4:15 Debby CoxJane Goodall InstituteImpact of Public Awareness Campaign for Reduction in the Illegal Trade of Great Apes in Congo Republic
4:15 - 4:30 Michelle A. SlavinUNITE for the EnvironmentConservation Education in Uganda: Protecting Kibale National Park's Primates with the Help of Schoolteachers
4:30 - 4:45 Susie McGuireConservation FusionCreating Conservation Champions: Integrating Primate Research into Local Education Programs
4:45 - 5:00 Jihosuo BiswasPrimate Research Centre NE IndiaConserving Through Communities: Promoting Hoolock Gibbon Conservation by Adopting an Inclusive Approach of Outreach and Education Program in Northeast India
5:00 - 5:15Daniel Roper-JonesAngkor Centre for Conservation of BiodiversityPrimate Conservation Education in Phnom Kulen National Park, Cambodia
5:15 - 5:30 Brad ParksDenver ZooBigfoot, Nessie, and the Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey
5:30 - 5:45Thirza LoffeldSelamatkan YakiEARS - Education and Awareness Raising Strategy for the Critically Endangered Macaca nigra

12-13 April 2014
Bogota, Colombia
Workshop Title: Promoting Conservation in Colombia Through Training and Collaboration in Education
Workshop Facilitators: Xyomara Carretero-Pinzón, PEN Regional Coordinator for Colombia and Venezuela, Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, Patricia Mie Matsuo, PEN Regional Coordinator for Brazil, and Johanna Vega, Fundación Proyecto Tití

27 January - 6 February 2014
IV Brazilian Field Primatology Course
Fazenda Água Limpa, University of Brasília, Brazil
Presenter: Patricia Mie Matsuo, PEN Regional Coordinator for Brazil

Click on the image to enlarge the IV Brazilian Field Primatology Course flyer! 

View photos from Patricia's interactive session!

 

 

 

25-29 November 2013
International Black Howler Monkey Week
Balancán, Tabasco, Mexico
Organizer: Dr. Juan Carlos Serio Silva, former PEN Regional Coordinator for Mexico
Event Representatives: Dr. Juan Carlos Serio Silva and Francisca Vidal-García, former PEN Co-Regional Coordinators for Mexico, and Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director

Click on the image to enlarge the International Black Howler Monkey Week flyer! 

View photos from the event and primate conservation education workshops!

 

7 November 2013
II Primatology Symposium in Peru
Iquitos, Peru
Workshop Title: Primate Education in Peru: Lessons Learned and Prospects for the Future
Workshop Facilitators: Fanny M. Cornejo, former PEN Regional Coordinator for Peru, Boliva, and Ecuador, and Xyomara Carretero-Pinzon, PEN Regional Coordinator for Colombia and Venezuela

Click on the image to enlarge the II Primatology Symposium in Peru flyer!

 

 

12 October 2013
Wildlife Conservation Expo
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Keynote Speaker: Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
Exhibitors: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director, and Pradeep Suthram, PEN Director of Technology

Read our blog and see photos from the 2013 Expo! 

 

21-24 September 2013
Great Apes Summit
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Speaker: Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, PEN Advisor

Click on the image to enlarge the Great Apes Summit flyer!

 

10-13 September 2013
5th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology (EFP)
Antwerp, Belgium
Keynote Speakers: Barbara Fruth, Gottfried Hohmann, Karin Isler, Karen Strier, Susannah Thorpe, and Joël Fagot 
Exhibitor: Els van Lavieren, PEN Advisor

Click on the image to enlarge the European Federation for Primatology conference flyer!

See Els in action at the EFP Congress! 

 

 

4 August 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brazilian Primatology Conference
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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Workshop Title: Primate Conservation Education: Evaluating the Status and Needs in Latin America
Authors: Mie Matsuo, P., Clanin, A., Cornejo, F., and Serio Silva, J.C.
Workshop Facilitators: Patricia Mie Matsuo, PEN Regional Coordinator for Brazil, Aline Lopes Ferreira Bouckorny, former PEN Regional Assistant for Brazil, and Xyomara Carretero-Pinzón, PEN Regional Coordinator for Colombia and Venezuela

View photos from the Brazil workshop!

9 July 2013
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2013 Zoos and Aquariums: Committing to Conservation (ZACC) Conference
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.

Click on the image to enlarge PEN's roundtable flyer!

Roundtable Title: Promoting Dialogue, Understanding, and Collaboration: A Roundtable Discussion on Primate Education
Roundtable Facilitator: Amy Clanin, PEN Executive Director

View photos from the ZACC Conference

10 June 2013
The Seventh World Environmental Education Congress
Marrakech, Morocco
Presentation Title: Primate Education Network: A Regional Case Study in North Africa and Spain
Authors: Waters, S. and Clanin, A.
Presenter: Sian Waters, PEN Advisor

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