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Announcing the 2015 World Lemur Festival

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Announcing the 2015 World Lemur Festival! Lemur fans worldwide are encouraged to hold events where they live to celebrate their love for lemurs, and spread the important message of conservation!

» Check out the event schedule for the 2015 World Lemur Festival

Sifaka by Raoelison Christian Tolotra Johnson

Sifaka by Raoelison Christian Tolotra Johnson

The World Lemur Festival will be celebrated in Madagascar from October 29-31, 2015. We encourage Lemur Lovers around the world to celebrate with us—whether it is on those specific days, or in the weeks surrounding them.

If you plan to hold an event, let us know! We will be posting a map of the worldwide events right here on the Lemur Conservation Network, and sharing your stories! #LemurFansUnited #LemurFansRock #LetsSaveLemurs!

» Download our files from Dropbox to use the World Lemur Festival logo or print flyers

Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate and spread the word!

Hold Lemur-Themed Events!

Lemur crafts for kids at the Central Florida Zoo's Lemur Conservation Day. Photo by Corey Romberg.

Lemur crafts for kids at the Central Florida Zoo’s Lemur Conservation Day. Photo by Corey Romberg.

Organize Lemur Education Activities

  • Hold a Lemur Conservation Day at your Local Zoo or Park (or encourage your zoo to do so)
  • Give talks about lemurs at Schools, Museums, Community Centers (especially if you’re a scientist, or have traveled to Madagascar and can share photos!)
  • Organize a lemur class or presentation at your children’s school

Lemur Education Inspiration

 

Host a Lemur Happy Hour at a Local Bar or Restaurant

Donation can from the Lemur Conservation Network launch party.

Donation can from the Lemur Conservation Network launch party.

The Lemur Conservation Network has held two lemur happy hours in Washington, DC and will be holding a third the week of the World Lemur Festival! Our past events have raised over $1,250 for lemur conservation, with donations going to support our own work, as well as the great conservation work of Sadabe, Conservation Fusion, and Centre ValBio.

How do you raise money at a Lemur Happy Hour?

First, be sure to choose what charity you will be supporting before the event, so you can tell event goers all about them! People are more likely to donate if they know how great the organization is, and what their donations will support.

  • Decorate a can for donations, and collect them throughout the night.
  • Hold a raffle. Collect raffle items from local businesses, and sell raffle tickets at your event, with all proceeds going to your charity.
  • Wear a lemur costume to your event, or just wear it all day at work!  :)  Photo via Amazon.

    Wear a lemur costume to your event, or just wear it all day at work! 🙂 Photo via Amazon.

    Arrange with the bar or restaurant for a drink special, with proceeds going to your charity.

  • Arrange with the bar or restaurant for a percentage of sales from the night to benefit your charity.

Make the event educational and fun

Get the word out

You can’t raise any money or awareness if no one shows up, so be sure you get the word out to your local community about your event!

  • Email local bloggers and encourage them to write a post about your event.
  • Submit your event to online newspapers and event websites to be included in their event calendar.
  • Send a message to Meetup and Facebook groups about conservation, animals, and zoos, so people in the group know about your event.
  • Be sure to tell them who you are raising money for and that you are part of the World Lemur Festival, so they can get excited!

Raise Money for your Favorite Lemur Charity!

Red ruffed lemur photo by Matthias Appel

Red ruffed lemur photo by Matthias Appel

Pick a lemur organization, and then see how much money you can raise for them all week or month!

Wear Lemur-Themed Clothes all Week!

Buy a World Lemur Festival tshirt or sweatshirt!

Buy a World Lemur Festival tshirt or sweatshirt!

Buy the World Lemur Festival T-Shirt

» Buy a World Lemur Festival t-shirt or sweatshirt! All proceeds support the work of the Lemur Conservation Network. (This shirt was only available for a limited time, and is no longer available.)

Lemur Shops from our Members

Wear a Lemur Costume! (even to work, we won’t judge!)

Post All Week on Social Media!

Dedicate a week of your social media posts to lemurs! Post cute photos, share interesting facts, link to articles about lemur conservation, and encourage your friends and followers to support lemur conservation by donating, volunteering, and traveling to Madagascar!

Use the hashtag #WorldLemurFestival all week and we’ll share your posts with other lemur fans all over the world!

Share our social media graphics or create your own!

Share our social media graphics or create your own!

Attend a Lemur Event

» Check out the event schedule for the 2015 World Lemur Festival

If you hear of an event in your area or know of an event that’s not listed, be sure to let us know!

 

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