Jack’s Party for Primates

  • Location
    Jupiter, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type

The Problem

Community awareness and compassion is needed to shape the future of orangutans and the rainforest they rely on.

Our Plan

Hold an event of your own to spread awareness and raise funds for BOS USA. Get creative and let your unique interests shine! Spark some ideas with these starters: Bake some treats for a bake sale Theme your next birthday around orangutans and invite people to donate in lieu of presents Host your own art auction (using work from our Art for Apes project!) Spend an afternoon at your own lemonade stand Never planned your own event before? Here are some handy hints to get you on your way: Brainstorm ideas! Think of something fun and creative that you, yourself would like to take part in. Chances are your friends and family will want to take part too! Break down your project into steps you need to take. Create a checklist of items you may need to complete the project. Most importantly, enjoy your time and take pride knowing you are taking action! Be sure to let us know about your ideas and how your project goes! Here is a sample outline you could use: Saturday Lemonade Stand 1) Ask my adult for permission. 2) Look up lemonade recipe. 3) Gather supplies from home or ask around to borrow items 4) Advertise with flyers 5) Set up my stand 6) Tell people about orangutans and why I want to help. Sell lemonade! Supply List Lemonade Stand -Lemons -Water -Sugar -Pitcher -Cups -Table and chairs -Fun signs -Lots of ice! If you would like to fundraise for BOS USA in addition to creating community awareness, you can do so with us through JustGiving (link can be found below).

Themes Addressed

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    Endangered Species
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    Palm Oil

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

My first-ever author book signing event was a hit! It went so well, and so many copies of my book, Kawan The Orangutan, Lost In The Rainforest were sold. For every book purchased, a tree is planted, plus the book is about orangutans. I wrote it to educate kids, and at this party for primates, many kids read (and enjoyed) my book.

Through this project I/we learned:

Through this project, I learned the power of education. So many kids were at this party, and adults were too! I probably talked to about 75 people that day. Everyone who was there was curious to learn more about orangutans and other conservation initiatives, and it made me realize just how interested people were. If I educate and inspire people, they will be more likely to take action. That is what this event taught me.

What I/we might change:

I might change the advertisement. In the future, I would love to have even more people to come and support orangutans! If I advertise more, more people will know about the event, and the more people who will come. The more people, the more support of my book and conservation!

My/our favorite part of this project was:

My favorite part was the people, whether it was friends, family, neighbors, and even people I didn't know, it was great to meet with everybody and talk to them about my passion: orangutan conservation. It was so much fun! Plus knowing so many trees would be planted from the sale of my book was very exciting.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

If you want to throw your own party for primates, I encourage you to throw it along side something else. For me, this party was not only a fundraiser, but also my book launch event, and my birthday too! I'm not saying you should go out and write your own book, but I definitely think having multiple festivities and an occasion can help with the planning and excitement for your event! I would include items to sell that way you can use these funds to donate and promote change in the causes you believe in.

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