Go Wild! Panama
Go Wild! Panamanian Wild Animal Conservation and Wellbeing is a project-based and peer-to-peer learning program powered by children and youth. Through fun educational contests and activities, the program enables young people to engage their peers in wildlife conservation and wellbeing, through action initiatives based on UNESCO's goals for environmental education and outreach programs aimed at raising awareness, increasing knowledge, and modifying attitudes and behaviors. The program aims at encouraging the emergence of future wildlife leaders.
Visit the Go Wild! Panama website to learn more about the program, and to view and download educational material made by children for children.
As part of the Spotlight on Biocultural Leadership with Jane Goodall, Go Wild! was launched in June 2013 with the participation of teachers and conservation and science advisors. Over 200 contestants from nine schools prepared a diversity of projects with species and themes that included amphibians, reptiles, animal trafficking, the pet trade, habitat loss and destruction, marine and terrestrial mammals, birds, arachnoids, insects and more. Attracting major national media coverage, the projects were presented in a variety of forms including presentations, documentaries, campaigns, ecological clubs, websites, educational games, posters, and children's activity books.
Go Wild! con Jane contest winners, teachers and judges spent an afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall that began with a live worldwide webcast of a lively 90-minute conversation with Dr. Goodall sponsored by Aprendo, Panama's popular educational magazine for children.
See What We've Been Doing
Go Wild! with Jane Goodall Workshop in Musicalion
1 February, 2014
Interview with Tinka Plese from the AIUNAU Foundation
31 January, 2014
Highlights from the Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall
2 January, 2014
And if they take your house away? APRENDO interviews Gabriela and Valeria about their project "Animal Trafficking in Panama"
23 December, 2013
Don't Kill Them! APRENDO Interviews Pablo and Paola about their project "Killing is not the Solution"
17 December, 2013
APRENDO Interviews Dr. Jane Goodall
22 November, 2013
Photos from the Go Wild! with Jane Goodall Event
20 November, 2013
Spotlight on Biocultural Leadership, Day Four: Go Wild!
15 November, 2013
Live webcast of the Go Wild! with Jane Goodall Youth Forum
10 November, 2013
Winners of the First Go Wild! with Jane Goodall Competition
2 November, 2013
Let's Save the Pygmy Sloth! Interview with Sofia Gonzalez in APRENDO
15 October, 2013