Educational Talks for Schools & Clubs

Educational Talks

Schools and interest groups are able to book virtual talks by contacting our education officer John O’Malley, all we ask in return is that you take out an adoption of one of our baby orangutans.

John would be delighted to talk to your school, organisation or group over a live video link. Sessions normally include a talk, a short video about our work and plenty of time for questions and answers. Lasting around 30-45 minutes but can be lengthened or shortened according to your needs. We are can do presentations to anywhere in the world which are during the daytime in the UK.

John has spoken at many schools, businesses, conferences and interest groups such as U3A and Rotary clubs. He likes to make the sessions as interactive as possible enabling the audience to get involved and ask questions on the topics discussed.

The talks cover orangutans, Orangutan Appeal UK’s work over the last twenty years, conservation issues in Borneo and the work being done to resolve these.

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The presentations for schools are tailored to the age of the children and are particularly suitable for children covering environmental issues, rainforests, endangered species etc. as part of their syllabus.

The talks allow the children to hear directly from an organisation working to resolve the complex issues that they are learning about and to ask questions about orangutans, the rainforest environment, the current situation on the ground in Borneo and the work being done to save the critically endangered orangutans of Borneo. This can widen the children’s understanding beyond the syllabus and inspire them to take a wider interest in conservation and the environment.

Conducted over Zoom, Skype or Google classroom but can be adapted to whichever video conferencing software your school or organisation prefers to use.

If you are interested in arranging a video presentation with John please contact him directly at or contact us by phone on 01590 623443 during office hours.