St Kilda Primary Nature Club was invited by Roots & Shoots to take part in an extraordinary event at Melbourne Zoo on Mother’s Day. Seven environment loving Grade 6 students had the opportunity to present the work they have been doing in Nature Club to none other than the revolutionary scientist, researcher and activist Dr Jane Goodall. The students chose to share a project they had done in Grade 2 that involved fundraising to help microchip some of the little penguins at St Kilda Pier, and a project they are currently working on to help people in the City of Port Phillip to become better at composting and recycling. Dr Goodall was very impressed and told the students she believed they would definitely achieve their goals.
Later in the day Nature Club sat down with a small group of young people to listen to Dr Goodall speak about her work. We came away feeling very inspired and excited about creating change in our community.
I would like to acknowledge and thank Megan O’Malley who introduced and has run our school’s Nature Club for the past 6 years, driving many brilliant initiatives. Megan is truly inspirational!
Thank you to Phil Hines who provided the great photos.
.To find out more about Dr Goodall’s work and how to get involved in Roots & Shoots please visit https://rootsandshoots.org.au/.
|Roots & Shoots Australia | Official Site by Dr. Jane Goodall
Roots & Shoots Australia is a youth-led action program that is currently making a difference in more than 140 countries inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall.