Fauna Workshops

Our place in NaturePhoto: © NJ Wight.

Fauna Workshops are engaging, interactive, informational sessions where you get an in-depth look at life at the Fauna Foundation. These day-long events include presentations by noted speakers and educational sessions about our chimpanzees and other residents. It’s an opportunity for you to tour the Fauna Sanctuary property and meet other like-minded Fauna supporters! Workshops are held only periodically throughout the year and space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations quickly when you can.

Our Place in Nature: Chimpanzees, Art, and Tree Songs

July 23, 2017 10:00-3:30

Fauna Foundation is offering in-depth workshop on Fauna Foundation Sanctuary and the chimpanzees and other beings who live there.

The day-long event will include the morning activities that are offered in a regular Sanctuary Symposium which is an informational session about Fauna Foundation, our residents and activities, and a tour of the property with Fauna’s Communication and Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold. This is followed by a picnic lunch on the sanctuary property. Then is a forest walk on the Réserve Naturelle du Ruisseau-Robert with Fauna’s arborist, Ken McAuslan. He will identify native species and describe the activities in our reforestation project. Finally over tea we will learn about chimpanzee sign language and artwork. Presentations will be delivered in English.


9:30-9:45 Arrival and check in

10:00-12:00 Fauna Foundation: Our Mission, Residents, and Tour

12:00-1:00 Lunch provided by Fauna

1:00-2:00 The Wonder of Trees

2:15-3:15 Chimpanzee Sign Language and Artwork

3:15 -3:30 Q&A and Wrap Up

Suggested Donation

$200 per person


Reservations are required. Deadline to register is July 1, 2017. To reserve your place please telephone Fauna at 450-658-1844.

Suggested Readings (available on Amazon):

Chimps of Fauna by Andrew Westoll

Next of Kin by Roger Fouts