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Family Day for alumni at the Apenheul Primate Park

When:Sa 03-10-2015 10:00 - 17:00
Where:Apenheul Primate Park, J.C. Wilslaan 21, 7313 HK Apeldoorn

The Ubbo Emmius Fund, of the University of Groningen, organizes a special alumni family day for all former students on the 3rd of October 2015 at the Apenheul Primate Park.

Family Day at the Apenheul Primate Park.
A day before the World Animal Day, the University of Groningen organizes a day for the whole family at the Apenheul Primate Park.

Two great researchers of the university will give lectures (in Dutch) throughout the park. These scientists are connected to the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences. This research institute investigates throughout different disciplines (ecological, evolutionary and biological studies) the adaptive potential of life.

We cordially invite you, your partner and children to attend this family day. You and your family members will receive a special discount of 50% on the admission fee (on e-tickets only). Tickets will be €10,- per person and children under the age of 2 get free admission.

E-tickets for this day are available via the
website of the Apenheul (Dutch only). Remember to enter the promotional code: RUG15. The maximum amount of tickets with discount per alumnus is five tickets.

About the Ubbo Emmius Fund
The University of Groningen set up
the Ubbo Emmius Fund (UEF) in 1996 to coordinate its fundraising activities. The Fund, named after the first Rector Magnificus of the University, seeks support for special research and education projects.

With the help of for example call campaigns, alumni chapters and crowdfunding the UEF raised last year a total of €3,7 million in donations (gifts and commitments for the coming years). With this support our Alma Mater was able to procure scholarships for talented students in developing countries, appoint researchers and purchase equipment.

Lectures Programm (With some reservations for possible last minute changes)

Locatie: Kambizuri, Apenheul (see map of the Apenheul which you will receive at the entrance). The lectures will take among ca 45 – 60 minutes (incl. questions).




11.00 am Raymond Klaassen, animal ecology

The research of bird migratory has gained momentum due to many new tracing techniques. With the use of his own research Dr. ir. Klaassen will show which important steps has been taken in this exciting research field.

1.00 pm

Prof.dr. Eddy van der Zee, neurobiology

Brain research: the operation of the memory and the impact of aging to the memory.

At 12 pm and at 2 pm there will be a gorilla feeding next to the Kambizuri. If you wish, you can que after the lecture(s).

Would you like to support one of our projects? Look at our crowdfunding website or our website

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