Bring it back, Bro! aka Recycling mobile phones for gorillas (lecture also available online)
Recycling unused mobile phones to protect gorillas and chimpanzees. Kindergartens, schools and companies are given a small (or in case of big volume a big), unique collection box (or it can be handmade in the course of an organised activity in the spirit of recycling), online posters, pictures, videos, educational materials to help mounting their own campaign.
At the lecture participants learn about the life and behaviour of the great apes. We will answer the following questions, and additional ones as well, if we know the answer:
- What are the dangers they are facing?
- What can we do from here to protect them?
- In what terms are they similar to us, humans?
- Is there a possibility to meet them in person in their natural habitat?
Additional games for children and for adults who are still children at heart:
-Throwing mobile phones at a target, playing curling on the corridor, or throwing for distance
-Finnish bowling game (Mölkky): hitting numbered pieces of wood with mobile phones
-Drawing a gorilla family.
-Making fridge magnets using glue - handicraft workshop.
-Making a chimpanzee or gorilla mask. Great ape-running wearing the masks on a festival day, for example on the World Gorilla Day, on 24th September.
Gombe60 - Get to know to the world of chimpanzees! (lecture also available online)
Dr. Jane Goodall began her research on chimapnzees on 14th July 1960. With her discoveries she has proven that we have much more in common with the animal kingdom and our environment than we ever have imagined. We are not a separate species, but a part of nature.
During the interactive lecture we reveal the tools chimpanzees use and wether we are smarter than they are.
The lecture is only suitable for kindergartners if they already are familiar with numbers, otherwise
we can replace the numbers with signs. Pear, apple, etc.
For pupils and adults we use numbers.
-Throwing mobile phones at a target or playing curling on the corridor.
-Drawing a chimpanzee family.
-Making a collection box for mobile phones together.
-Making fridge magnets using glue - handicraft workshop.
-Making a chimpanzee mask.
-Chimpanzee-running, for example on the World Chimpanzee Day, 14th July.
Outdoor games for children:
- Throwing mobile phones into one ore more boxes, or throwing for distance
Roots&Shoots environmental educational programme and lecture (lecture also available online)
An environmental educational programme proven in almost 65 countries and based on an international model, aimed at inspiring people to take action and helping them to learn through experience how to live an eco-friendly life.
For details on the programme see our website
Developed for communities, our programme can easily be used for and integrated with any groups of kindergartners, school children, co-workers and friends.
The chosen projects should be dedicated to environment, nature conservation or helping people or animals. Set-up groups can register for projects already available on our website and join the Roots&Shoots family.
It is important that the activities should offer solution for a problem the group wants to solve.
The activities might include:
Making birdhouse, birdbath, shelter for bugs or hedgehogs, planting flowers, vegetables or trees, picking up trash, acquiring knowledge by hiking on our educational trail.
Beads for life - recycling paper in Uganda (lecture available online as well)
One of the main problems affecting the nature values of Africa is that the livelihood of locals is completely dependent on the forest resources. But with the population growing, the forests are becoming insufficient to supply the starving families with food..
The Jane Goodall Institute considers it especially important to provide alternative livelihood for local people. One of the opportunities is making beads from recycled paper. The beads and jewelry made in Uganda are also available for purchase.
Participants are shown the method of rolling paper beads and they can even try it themselves. Together, we make jewlery from the beads participants can take home and wear, once the glue has dried.
Making reusable bags (lecture on plastic pollution also available online)
One of the biggest problems currently is plastic pollution. By choosing a textile bag we consume 1,000 less plastic bags each year.
On this programme we show how plastic bags are made and what impacts they have on nature and animal kingdom.
Everyone will be given a textile bag, which can be decorated to taste with fabric crayons, textilmarkers and templates.
The program is free of charge, but excludes the price of the bags and crayons (HUF 2,000 per person).
Duration of our lectures may vary depending on the circumstances. Basically they take 25-30 minutes, but with videos and pictures they can be extended to 40-50 minutes. Two lectures combined can take up to two hours.
The reusable bag making programme lasts as long as children and participants finish their bags. Usually it takes 35-45 minutes, but some masterpieces take hours to complete.
Hiking on the Jane Goodall Educational Trail (weather permitting) - online hike under preparation
The starting point of the Jane Goodall Educational Trail is in Budapest’s District 2, on the corner of Arad Street and Kővári Street. From here, the 1 km long trail leads to the top of the mound of Vöröskővár. Along the way, with the help of information boards and an environmental educator, participants come to know the protected animals and plants living here.
Everything is interconnected! During the hike, you will learn about the life of birds, ground squirrels, Caspian whipsnakes, lizards, bugs, lepidopters, and flowers, that is, about biodiversity.
We will show you how to help the animals and the environment. If there is a possibility, we join the work of those making research here, or we remove the rubbish from the trail. A specialist guide can also be requested, it means that a biologist or a zoologist comes with us, giving more detailed and precise information about the different species.
There is a possibility to contribute to the maintainance of the trail in the framework of community service or company team building. Removing cannabis, renewing the boards, monitoring the trail, games and programmes on the trail and in its surroundings.
Jane, the Caspian whipsnake (named after Dr. Jane Goodall) coming out from its hiding place.
Minden egyes apró cselekedet számít.
Minden egyes ember, minden egyes nap és minden egyes percben tehet azért hogy jobb legyen a világ.