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The Yerkes National Primate Research Center is committed to sharing research information and scientific discoveries with the community. Yerkes employees actively seek opportunities to serve as educational resources through speaking engagements, classroom participation and special events.
Yerkes Speakers Bureau

If you are a member in an organization interested in learning about health-care issues that may affect members, their families and friends, then look to the Yerkes Research Center. We can serve as a resource for your organization to educate your members about groundbreaking health-care research taking place right here in Atlanta. If you are interested in learning more about the Yerkes Speakers Bureau, or if you would like more information on the variety of research topics our scientists are exploring, please contact the Yerkes Public Affairs Office at (404) 727-7732 or

Educational Outreach

If your students want to learn more about the scientific discovery process, the Yerkes Research Center can be your resource. Speakers are available for classrooms and career days. For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Office at (404) 727-7732 or

Available speaker topics include:

  • Neurological Disorders
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cognitive Decline in Aging
  • Fear and Anxiety
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Malaria
  • Hepatitis C
  • Women's Health
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Addictions
  • Appetite
  • Drug
  • Sensory-Motor Systems
  • Early Vision Development
  • Movement Control
  • Neural Mechanisms of Memory
  • Evolution
  • Cultural Transmission of Behavior
  • Similarities Between Humans and Great Apes

** 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.