Outdoor ActivitiesGroup DiscussionsDemonstrationFree
Curious primate minds
September 7, 2023 11:00am Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
Step into the world of primate cognition research and go behind the scenes at Edinburgh Zoo's remarkable primate research centres.
Step into the world of primate cognition research and go behind the scenes at Edinburgh Zoo’s remarkable primate research centres.
Access these unique facilities through an immersive guided tour led by researchers from the University of St Andrews and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Learn all about the current research taking place in the Budongo Research Unit and Living Links Research Centre with chimpanzees, capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys– exploring everything from the evolution of the human mind, how technology can aid primate research and the importance of science communication – and understand why it all matters.
You’ll get the exciting opportunity to see primate research in action, test out the same experimental apparatus we use with the chimpanzees and monkeys and see how your skills compare to the resident primates!
Meet primate researchers, ask questions, and learn more about how we explore primate minds!
- Introduction and welcome from David Field, CEO of The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
- Tours in the Living Links and Budongo Research Unit centres led by University of St Andrews Researchers
- Tea and coffee break
- Workshop with researchers to learn more about primate research and science communication