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Bringing Meaningful Service to the Classroom

With the Roots & Shoots Service Learning curriculum teachers now have the tools they need to align their students’ classroom learning with meaningful service experiences.

One Million Hours of Service

Through their service learning campaigns, Roots & Shoots members are working to hit a goal of reaching one million hours of service donated to their communities. Every hour counts. 

A CONVERSATION WITH JANE GOODALL ON STAGE AND IN PERSON

FEATURING
PRESENTATION OF THE 2011 JANE GOODALL GLOBAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
 
GRAMMY® Winner and Awardee Dave Matthews to Provide
Short Solo Performance

JGI Welcomes Review of Chimpanzee Conservation Status

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced September 1, 2011, that the agency will begin reviewing the status of chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. The review process ultimately will determine whether the U.S. government provides the same level of protection for chimpanzees that are captive in the United States as it does for wild chimpanzees.

Service Project Reflection

Two months ago, I was trekking through the Cedar River Watershed in Seattle, Wash. I was delighted to be spending a week of my summer with fellow Roots & Shoots Youth Leaders at the 2011 Youth Leadership Retreat. Every year, the retreat offers valuable training through workshops and service. This year’s service project in Seattle allowed Youth Leaders to study the effectiveness of local watershed conservation projects. Currently, participants are developing a PSA from the video footage that we captured during our visit.

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Behind the Scenes of Jane’s Tour
Thursday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
 

Here’s your chance to learn about Jane’s upcoming lecture tour, her latest adventures, and all of the behind-the-scenes planning that goes into her perpetual 300-day-a-year global speaking tour.

Greetings from the 2011-12 Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Fellow!

It has been one month since I started as the Fellow. I came to this position after being involved with a
Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Council. Having the opportunity to spend time with the youth leaders, I
have come to learn what an incredible group of individuals they are - enthusiastic, passionate and inspiring.
One of the projects that I was extremely excited to help lead is the annual Global Youth Campaign.

The Jane Goodall Hamster

Over the years, a variety of animals, plants and even buildings have been named in Jane's honor. The newest addition to the list: a hamster!

Last week, students at the Madam Newton Einstein Science Academy in Oak Ridge North, Texas decided to name their new class hamster after Jane. The Academy described Jane as a four-week-old, short-haired beige and white hamster.

Jane Goodall makes a statement to a U.S. House of Representatives Committee

Below is a statement Dr. Jane Goodall submitted yesterday to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs. She urged reauthorization of legislation that would extend federal support for critical great ape conservation projects until the year 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JGI Remembers Dr. Toshisada Nishida

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is mourning the passing of Dr. Toshisada Nishida. Dr. Nishida, a leader in Japanese primatology, began studying the behavior of the wild chimpanzees of the Mahale Mountains in Tanzania in 1965, just five years after Dr. Goodall embarked upon her pioneering field study at what is today Gombe National Park. In 1985, Dr. Nishida led the effort to establish the Mahale Mountains as a Tanzanian national park.

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Super Kodo Enviro Kid's Videos

Check out this video about JGI's latest crowd funding effort for seven new episodes of its popular environmental education series for kids.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.