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Founded by renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit dedicated to wildlife research, education and conservation. The primary focus of the Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong) is “Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots”, an environmental education program which empowers young people to care for the environment, the community and animals through action.
With over 10,000 groups in more than 120 countries, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots is an environmental and humanitarian education program and a global network of people making a difference in their communities.
Groups identify, research, plan and take action to solve issues affecting animals, the environment or humans. With the support of Roots & Shoots staff and resources, young people are empowered to engage with their community and create positive change.
The Jane Goodall Institute (Hong Kong) runs several programs under the umbrella of Roots & Shoots:
Sponsored by the Environmental and Conservation Fund, Roots & Shoots has been running an environmental education program in selected primary schools since the 2011/2012 school year. The scheme is co-organized by the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Environmental Protection Department. For details, please refer to the project website.
Participants include students from eight local primary schools and volunteers from FedEx. Roots & Shoots organize training, visits and help partner schools start and maintain their own organic gardens. For details, visit the project webpage.
This is a series of carefully developed lesson plans and resources for local school teachers to teach the English language using hands-on environmental education techniques.