Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010
Calling all Mums, Dads, Teachers and Schools!

Do you want to educate your students on a topic that excites and entertains them? Do you want to let your students or children feel that they can make a difference? Do you want them to understand the current social issue such as global warming and conservation?
Not-for-profit and national organisation, the Australian Orangutan Project (AOP) is launching a comprehensive educational program, Colour It Orange that provides all the essential resources for you to make it all happen.

The purpose of AOP is to conserve and preserve orangutan habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia, and to assist in the rehabilitation and care of orangutans in care centres.

With a desire to encourage the young children to become an environmentally conscious generation, Colour It Orange is specifically designed for early childhood and primary students aged between 5 and 11. A program aimed at secondary school students plans to be developed in the near future.

Whether your class is a group of kindergarten or a group of grade 6’s, AOP provides various fundraising activity ideas such as dress up in orange clothes day, writing, drawing and/or painting competitions as well as a comprehensive pack of worksheets and classroom activities.

All the worksheets and activity packs for this program have been produced by teachers who have closely worked with AOP to ensure the accuracy of the content and relevancy to the educational system, as well as to the age group.

A diverse range of subjects such as habitat destruction, climate change, conservation, animal extinction and indigenous cultures of Indonesia are also covered through the worksheets and activities. By not only focusing on the orangutans but also on related issues, your students will learn that by helping the orangutans they are also involved in preserving our remaining natural rainforests, which in turn will stagnate the effect of global warming throughout the world.

To be involved in the program, you simply register on the AOP website Once the registration is processed, you can download the educational packs that suit your students. Furthermore, a welcome pack including a DVD, poster, flyer, fundraising ideas, parent letters and all necessary forms will be sent out to you. There is no cost to register or participate.

The education website is designed specifically for students, it contains factual and relevant information to assist with school projects as well as competitions, photos of orangutans and blogs for them to enjoy and learn more about orangutans.

To register your class with Colour it Orange program or for further information, please contact Vicki Carter on 1300 RED APE (1300 733 273), email [email protected] and/or visit

For high-resolution images, further information or to arrange an interview with AOP President, Leif Cocks, or Education Program Manager Vicki Carter, please contact:

Affinity Marketing Ph: 02 8006 5035 Brianna Power 0403 904 912 / [email protected]

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