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Education & Outreach

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is committed to sharing information about our research center, our scientific advancements to improve human and animal health worldwide, and our commitment to animal care. During the last four years, we reached more than 6,500 people via tours, career days, continuing education programs, science fairs and other educational and community outreach opportunities. 

Due to COVID-19, our tour program is on hold, but we have speakers available for online presentations. For more information, please contact the Yerkes Public Affairs Department

Topics our researchers can discuss include:

  • Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Drug Addiction
  • Genomics
  • Infectious Diseases, including HIV/AIDS and TB
  • Maternal/Infant Bonding
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson’s disease
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Transplantation Medicine

Don't see a topic of interest to you? Ask Us!

For more information, visit our detailed Education & Outreach page

*Due to health and safety concerns, we are unable to bring animals to schools or community events. Wild animals should never be handled without proper training.