What We Do

Our Mission
Primate Education Network (PEN) is a global network dedicated to connecting and empowering primate conservation educators.

Our Vision
A world where educators everywhere transform communities by inspiring them to value and safeguard primates and their natural habitats.

How PEN Works
PEN's overarching goal is to advance the field of primate conservation education by addressing three needs of educators: connections, resources, and training.  The network pursues this goal in the following ways:

  • Facilitate connections and collaboration among primate educators
  • Highlight lessons learned and best practices in primate education
  • Build capacity of primate educators by providing resources, tools, and training
  • Inspire and nurture new generations of primate educators
  • Positively influence knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about primates as flagship species for entire ecosystems
  • Increase protection for primates and their natural habitats

Training
PEN is currently designing an online course for primate educators to be launchd in 2018.  Previously, PEN's Regional Coordinators in Latin America, Africa, and Asia represented the network at meetings and conferences and hosted workshops in primate range countries.

Projects Directory
Using our Projects Directory, primate educators anywhere in the world can search for and register their projects.

Resource Library
To promote information sharing and prevent primate educators from reinventing the wheel, PEN curates a comprehensive collection of downloadable primate education materials.

Bibliography
PEN developed a comprehensive list of over 200 publications in primate education, including journal articles, conference abstracts, book chapters, and more!

Story Booth [Archived]
Primate educators have gained valuable insight on what works and does not work.  PEN highlighted primate educators and their lessons learned through our storytelling blog series.

Challenge Prize Contests [Archived]
To build on our storytelling blog series, PEN rewarded educators working in Latin America, Africa, and Asia for sharing their experience and solutions in primate education.

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