Celebrating Chimpanzees!

  • Location
    Jupiter, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

Chimpanzees are adorable as babies and intriguing as individuals. However, these great qualities are why people try to keep them in captivity. We want to help others learn about chimpanzees and why they need to stay in the wild.

Our Plan

We will be watching Disneynature's Chimpanzee documentary to see the beauty of chimpanzees living in their forest home. We will discuss and share information regarding positive imagery and how anyone can help make an impact through social media. We will learn about The Jane Goodall Institute ChimpanZoo program and the program's goals: -To increase public awareness about the plight of chimpanzees and to increase understanding of chimpanzee behavior. -To assist zoos in their efforts to improve the habitats and conditions for captive chimpanzees. -To facilitate the exchange of information on ways to enrich the lives of captive chimpanzees.

Themes Addressed

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    Animal Welfare
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    Illegal Pet Trade
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    Wildlife Trafficking

The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

This was a calm and easy-going project. It was successful even though it was smaller. It was surprising because we had more older people join us for this movie day!

Through this project I/we learned:

The elderly want their own Roots & Shoots group! Our group was very happy to see multiple older women join our movie day. They were eager to learn more about Roots & Shoots and how to get involved. It definitely sparked some ideas for us!

What I/we might change:

We would make a flyer advertising the event and hang it up/post it on social media more.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

My favorite part was the women asking to join our group! I also loved having my young son join and sit on my lap for one of his favorite movies!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

We watched: Chimpanzee by Disneynature We shared: The wishlist of Save The Chimps, a local chimpanzee sanctuary We collected: Old cell phones and electronics to recycle the materials derived from mining chimpanzee habitat.

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