Indonesia
Are aims are: 1. Socialisation and Awareness: Get the community involved and to understand why the forest is important and why we need to conserve it; 2. Environmental Education for Schools: Get local schools involved in conservation. Including in-situ activities; develop learning exchanges with children in schools around Indonesia and the world and develop after-school clubs for the local school in the village – with the intention of expanding these to the school in Palangkaraya; 3. Develop an open-access Education Centre: Establishing a centre in the village. This would be a drop-in centre for schools; a nursery and demonstration site. This would also host exhibitions describing the community patrol team’s work, could host a Dayak cultural exhibition and be a site for after-school activities; 4. Explore the potential for developing a Dayak Cultural Education Initiative. Some of the best protected forests in Kalimantan are those where the forest conservation is driven by Dayak communities and a cultural determination to stop over-exploitation of their natural heritage. Dayak people place a high importance on the forests in the culture, although these are often different values to the one that westerners derive from the forest. Dayak people see the forest as a source of products, of fish and water, meat and medicines, timber for their houses and rattan for their nets. For many communities it is also the place their ancestors spirits go after they die. However much of Dayak lore and Dayak knowledge is being lost as the province develops and cities become the focus more than the jungle. Yet as we have seen, Dayak culture is a strong force for forest protection. It may be desirable to develop a Dayak education project, one which teaches about traditions, dance and music, history and the importance of the environment.
United States
Our project will increase the number of native plants on campus, increase the number of wildlife that use the plants, and educate fellow students, staff and community about the importance of going native in gardens and park ways. We will create a demonstration garden and signs and posters that exhibit how each plant contributes to the ecosystem, conserves water and prevents extinction.
United States
Our project will remove invasive plants, plant native growth, maintain existing trails, and create new trails utilizing the Volunteen force from Zoo Atlanta. By doing so, Fernbank Forest, the last real undisturbed old-growth forest in Atlanta, will be reopened to the public and the community can again enjoy and revel in nature.
Canada
Our educational campaign will use Facebook, a social network that connects people of all ages. We will provide general and specific information about waterfowl alongside other content that will quack you up. In the long-term, we will petition to have signage changed in Ottawa, Ontario to be more informative and attention-grabbing.
Australia
Our project will make all animals safe. Raise awareness through the news. Put posters on the bins. Have a clean up day at school and at the beach. Rubbish monitors in the yard.
United States
My project will design and buy signs to put up on the beaches of Cape Cod. I will fundraise for these signs by selling coffee bean bracelets at local farmer's markets.
Argentina
Lincoln school Roots and Shoots has just adopted a whale named Salty! Our motive was to help fund whale research, so it'll help the scientist learn about whales and their life. By adopting a whale, Roger Payne and his team were able to attach a tracking device to it and watch its migratory patterns thanks to our donation!! :)
United States
Job Descriptions that seem to fit: *Supervise, manage and perform work in conservation. *Demonstration of "crafts". We will let the city know that park rangers work in urban, suburban, and rural areas. We found out that to apply, applicants should "contact the appropriate office having jurisdiction over the area of interest to inquire about vacant positions" so we will contact the direction of city recreation, Todd McCoy.
United States
Our goal is to do at least a couple crane surveys so that we will be ready for next year. Karen Hamburger, a volunteer at the Nature Conservancy, taught us how to do it over email.
United States
The Perfect Gift For The Kid Who Has Everything In December of 2013, my friend, Allie Lynch, and I started a club called Roots and Shoots at our school. The goal of this club is to raise both awareness and money for the environment, both locally and around the world. Another goal is to educate people in ways to help or improve their environment. We started this club at CEMS because we thought that it would be a good way to help people connect with the environment they live in, or even connect with one halfway across the world. As a club, we brainstormed ideas to help raise money for Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots program and we came up with, what we thought, was a great idea. Our idea was that for a kid who doesn't want much for their birthday, and loves the environment should ask for a donation in their name to the Roots and Shoots program! So, if you've gotten everything you want for your birthday, or you don't want much, ask for a gift in the form of a donation to Roots and Shoots to help endangered species and the environment! It is a win-win for everyone!! Jane Goodall: She was born on April 3, 1934 and is now 80 years old. Ever since the start she loved animals, growing up on a farm. She once spent hours in a chicken pen, trying to figure out how hens lay eggs. She dreamed to go to Africa and work with animals, specifically chimpanzees. Her dream came true when she was 18 because a friend invited her to come to Africa. She got a waitressing job to save enough money. Finally she had enough, and she travelled to Africa. When she was there she met Louis Leakey, a famous scientist. Leakey soon hired her to be his secretary and invited her to participate in a fossil dig. Leakey had long believed that finding more about primates, would help answer lots of other questions. All other chimpanzee studies had been unsuccessful, but he decided to try again and put Jane on the job. Lots of experts questioned this, because Jane had no formal scientific training. She discovered some of the most important things about primates, and has since been studying and advocating for them all over the worl.

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