She turned hope into action.
The world's foremost expert on chimps, Jane established the Jane Goodall Institute: a global community conservation organization. The Institute protects chimps and inspires people to conserve the natural world. A hero to many, she has inspired essays, art, and song from MY HERO's community. Learn more about Jane's work below.
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Jane Goodall. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Stories | Jane Goodall Is a Hero to Students Around the World
"Jane had a love for animals from a young age. Jane cared for animals. She watched the chickens in her family's hen house. Jane loved to read. She mostly read books about African animals."
"In the third grade, my class did a project on endangered species. My chosen animal was the chimpanzee, but one can’t really research the chimpanzee without learning about their biggest supporter, Jane Goodall."
"Jane Goodall is a good hero for me because she cares for nature and primates. Most people don’t really care. I believe I could be just like her when I grow up, or maybe I could start now."
"Jane now travels around the world, giving speeches about how important it is not to harm chimpanzees' habitat. She came into the forest with a dream and came out with a mission."
Help save the bees! Write to your representative. This Call to Action comes from Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Foundation, an environmental organization for youth.
The following story has a link so you can hear the audio as you read. Great for ESL students and the visually impaired!
A song for Jane Goodall by Lori Henriques, Grammy®-Nominated Singer/Songwriter/Producer.
Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom | Discover a New Hero Every Day of the Year
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
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