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My Roots & Shoots team and I began fundraising at a grassroots level in our community with people we knew well and could easily explain the mission of the Jane Goodall Institute and the role Roots & Shoots plays within the organization. As we began to heighten awareness, speak to groups, create a continuous presence in the media and talk about Dr. Goodall's life work and mission, donations have steadily increased. As awareness increases so do donations. Some of the funding we collect are made anonymously through pigs (see photo below) we have placed throughout our community and do quite well raising funds with them.
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Keep Delaware beautiful by picking up trash along roads and the Brandywine Creek.
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I created a stand with my dad for helping chimps to raise money for this group
Canada
We will start with recycling all the items our local depot takes: tin, hard plastic, foam trays, paper, cardboard, beverage containers, milk containers. Members will educate other students as to what can and cannot go into the recycle bins. Members will learn to sort items weekly in preparation for parents to take to the recycling depot. They will also share a "zero waste helpful tip" each week for the whole school to focus on and learn.
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We will: * Cut and pull invasive weeds around the south end of the lake where a community park is being created * Rake debris from the trails and small grassy patch * Put up owl nesting boxes * Plant appropriate wild flowers * Create bug hotels * Remove man-made waste
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Students will develop action plans to create water awareness in their communities. They will test water and do service like picking up trash, and or planting more green spaces in order to absorb water that typically floods our water systems during times of rain.
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The timeline is about 3 months, which we started by brainstorming and researching. We have been looking at different models for bird feeders that we can build. We will re-use various materials that otherwise would be thrown out as trash to make our bird feeders. We have brainstormed various questions we have such as whether different kinds of food attract different birds and what kinds of birds are good to attract in our area. We will continue to research about birds, bird feeders, and bird food and decide on models of bird feeders to build. We will present a proposal to the principal to get permission to implement this project, and this will enable the students to put together an organized presentation describing our project, the rationale, and how it will benefit our school community. Guided and facilitated by their teacher, students will read, discuss, use information they gather through research to answer questions, make decisions, organize the information and use the information to support their positions, and create something lasting to benefit their school environment. Hopefully, once the project has been implemented, students will present to various classes or perhaps even to the school. Students can talk about the project as well as how people should interact with birds they observe at the bird feeders.
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We will create jewelry and other DIY crafts with recycled and natural materials, and sell them with 100% of profits going towards the Jane Goodall Institute, serving humans, animals, and the environment.
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We will hand make cards with written facts and drawings (along with a kind message) to spread awareness about endangered animals and pollution and deliver them to a local hospital and nursing home to hopefully brighten people's day while also promoting green education.
New Zealand
Nature by Twilight- a Wellington Zoo Roots & Shoots event for Parks Week Date: Saturday, 14 March, 2015 Time: 7:00- 9:00 pm Meeting location: Otari Wilton’s Bush (meet at the North entrance car park, 20 metres down from Churchill Drive) Brief description of event: Join Wellington Zoo’s Roots and Shoots group for a fun evening of glow worm viewing, gecko searching, eel spotting and much more! Suitable for the whole family Please bring: A torch, sturdy footwear, warm clothes, a mug, and gold coins (a koha/donation for supper) Postponement date: Saturday 21 March, 2015. If the weather is looking wet you can call the Wellington City Council Contact Centre on 499 4444 after 4pm to check if the event has been postponed Cost: Free Registrations: Just turn up! For more information please contact: Lynn.allan@wellingtonzoo.com The event will be broken into four sections: 1.Welcome - will include an introduction to Roots and Shoots (from our two youngest members), getting participants to put red cellophane over their torches, a health and safety briefing, and some icebreaker activities around nature. 2. Walk to Troup Lawn with a guided walk, called Come to Your Senses (focussing on using the five senses when looking at plants). At the lawn have some free play, looking at Birds and Eels. 3. Supper (hot choc and baking/biscuits), and activities at Troup lawn (quadrants, and story-telling) 4. Walk back from Troup Lawn with a focus on Geckos, Invertebrates and Glow worms.

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