Jane Goodall Institute

The fundraising has begun…  Thank you to everyone for your warm wishes and support.

I’ve found a fun and very easy avenue to raise money for the Jane Goodall Institute, every time I shop online or search the web.  I’ve put a link on the blog, on the top left hand margin:  iSearchiGive.com

Simply use iGive.com to raise money for the Jane Goodall Institute (Canada), every time you shop online at any of their 867 participating stores. And when searching the web through iSearchiGive.com (a search engined powered by iGive!), you will raise a penny or more for the JGI every time.

If you do happen to make a purchase through iGive within 45 days of joining, they’ll donate an EXTRA $5 to The Jane Goodall Institute! With 867 stores in the iGive Mall and the new iSearchiGive.com search engine, it’s easy to find the things you need AND raise money for a good cause.


1.  Join iGive.com to support Jane Goodall Institute (Canada).  It’s free, safe, and easy to join.  Use this link:


Don’t feel like registering?  Take iSearchiGive.com out for a spin and raise a penny (or more!) per search. Just visit http://www.iSearchiGive.com and type “Jane Goodall Institute (Canada)” in the “Select Your Cause” area.

Up to 26% of EACH purchase through iGive benefits the JGI, along with a penny (or more!) per qualified search at iSearchiGive.com. Make that first purchase within 45 days and get a bonus $5 donation, too!

Also – a very big THANK YOU to Mia’s Mom, Leslie for setting me up with a Regal Fundraising site, which will be available under the blogroll on the right hand margin of this site until April 30th.  http://shannonhforjgi.shopregal.ca

Jane Goodall

I am pleased to announce that our class – the Home Learners – has been selected to attend a special Dr. Jane Goodall event on October 20th being hosted by Science World and the Jane Goodall Institute.  This opportunity is being offered to only a select group of Metro Vancouver students and teachers.  We are truly fortunate to have been selected to attend and meet Dr. Goodall.

If you would like your child to participate, please ensure you complete and sign a field trip form – in your folder – and place in Shannon’s folder prior to October 20th.  Only students who have submitted their field trip forms by October 19th will be able to attend.

The event will take place at Science World in Vancouver.  Transportation to and from Science World is on your own.  Please arrive before our 9:15 check-in.  Our group will convene outside the front entrance.   This event is for registered students only.  Sorry, no parents or siblings.  Below is the itinerary for the morning:


9:15      Arrive at TELUS World of Science, check-in

9:30      OmniMAX Theatre

Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Jane Goodall

9:50        Watch Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees

10:30     Simon Jackson (Spirit Bear Youth Coalition)

10:45    Q & A with Dr. Jane Goodall

Opportunity to purchase Jane Goodall Institute merchandise

BC Green Games

Roots and Shoots

11:45     Leave TELUS World of Science

In preparation for this event, we will be learning about Dr. Goodall, her work with Chimpanzees, and Gombe, Africa from now until the event.  Following the event, we will debrief and perhaps embark upon a Roots and Shoots program or line of inquiry the children wish to pursue.