It's this Saturday, October 13—our first World Lemur Festival! Join us for this exciting,
event all about lemurs.
Alfred R. Goldstein Library
Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 Bradenton Road, Sarasota
Saturday, October 13, 11am to 3pm
The World Lemur Festival is a series of international events held throughout the world in October to celebrate lemurs and raise awareness for lemur conservation. The Lemur Conservation Foundation is proud to partner with RCAD to bring this family friendly international celebration to Sarasota, Florida.
A few of the highlights include:
- Lemur costume contest: dress up as your favorite lemur—winners announced at 2pm
- Juried Art Contest and Exhibition: lemur-themed artwork by students and faculty—winners announced at 2:30pm
- Fun and educational conservation activities for all ages: face painting, coloring, games and more!
from Dorcon Film: '
A group of European and Malagasy researchers and conservationists want to save the last of the rare Alaotra Bamboo Lemur - called "Bandro" - in Madagascar.
a poignant five minute flash animation created by artist Camille Wainer in collaboration with the Lemur Conservation Foundation that captures the urgent environmental and social issues that threaten the future of wildlife and humans on the island of Madagascar.
Trouble in Lemur Land
from Earth Touch: '
Earth Touch cameras followed primatologist Dr. Erik Patel and his team into the wilds of northeastern Madagascar to document his fieldwork on the rare silky sifaka, a large, white lemur restricted to a small range in the primary rainforests of the island's rugged massifs. The resulting documentary ... showcases some of the very best footage ever captured of these elusive primates, less than 2,000 of which still survive on the island.
- Expert talk: The Art and Science of Saving Lemurs with Dr. Alison Grand, LCF Executive Director, and Dr. Erik Patel, LCF Conservation and Research Director, at 12:00pm