Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Meet the Bonobos of Iowa
Subject Areas:
    Cultural Diversity
    Language Arts/Communication

Bonobo Hope at the Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary (IPLS) is a non-invasive, interdisciplinary and interspecies scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture and the impact culture has on the beings we become. Special focus is directed to areas of language, the creation and implementation of tools, musical and artistic creativity, and intelligence.

During this ICN session, a researcher from IPLS will share a story about bonobos and talk with kids about the exciting and amazing life of the bonobos who live at IPLS. We will also skype with them directly so you can witness their intelligence live and first hand!

There will be time at the end for kids to ask questions!

Registrants will receive a free copy of Orly the Orangutan in the mail.

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Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa. If you are not employed by a school district or an AEA please register at library sites only.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown or Debbie Wineland

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181; (515) 242-3100
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
November 19, 2013
 Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Audience: Grades 1-4
Friday, November 15, 2013
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