Mapping: In Africa, the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) experts in conservation use mapping to improve communities around chimpanzee habitats with the involvement of local, indigenous knowledge. At Roots & Shoots, young people are the experts! You will use the same strategy as JGI's scientists and field experts to explore your local community and identify areas to make a difference with a tool called Community Mapping.

CHOOSE YOUR MAPPING TOOL:
Use the table below to choose your mapping tool! Each tool will guide you from making observations to identifying an issue that your service project will aim to solve.


MAPPING TOOLS:
Click the icons to view each how-to guide  

 

MICRO-
MAPPING SPRINT

MAPPING FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
COMMUNITY MAPPING
101

DIGITAL MAPPING [MYMAPS]
DIGITAL MAPPING [ARCGIS]
   1 hour   1 to 2 hours  2 to 3 hours   2 to 3 hours  3 to 5 hours

Identify one-time service project

     

Identify long-term campaign

   

Create a pen & paper map

     

Create a
digital map

     

Access public
data to include

       

Collaborate on digital map with multiple users

       

EXAMPLE MAPS: 

(Click maps
to enlarge) 


 WATCH: DIGITAL MAPPING IN ACTION

 Google © My Maps

 Esri © ArcGIS

DIGITAL MAPPING ICONS
(Drop & drag them to your desktop!)

See the “Map It” section of the Toolkit (pp. 14-19) for guiding questions and techniques to help you observe and map your community.

Educators, click here to explore opportunities just for you and read how other educators are using the Roots & Shoots Formula!

PRESENT YOUR FINDINGS
Present your findings to your group mates and have a discussion about what you learned from your maps. Move to Step 3: Taking Action to narrow down your project ideas and identify your community issue.