We discussed before how nature documentaries influence the public’s understanding of science, and mostly increase the general public’s science literacy. Which is why I was curious to test the effect of the Madagascar movie: what did it teach the general public? Did it result in the public’s new understanding of lemurs? During my visit to the Duke Lemur Center, I had the perfect opportunity to find out. During the 40 minute car ride, I asked acting driver and education specialist Chris Smith. And here’s what he told me:
This is the second installment of our participation on Lemur Week. For Part I, click here.