Chapter 1 of 29 from Dr. Jane Goodall



Meet Dr. Jane. She's one of the most accomplished scientists and conservationists of our time. And now, she's your instructor.

Topics include: Introduction

Meet Dr. Jane. She's one of the most accomplished scientists and conservationists of our time. And now, she's your instructor.

Topics include: Introduction

Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall Teaches Conservation

In 29 lessons, Dr. Jane Goodall shares her insights into animal intelligence, conservation, and activism.

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“There is still a window of time. Nature can win if we give her a chance.” In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve the environment. She also shares her research on the behavioral patterns of chimpanzees and what they taught her about conservation. You’ll learn how to “act locally” and protect the planet.

Watch, listen, and learn as legendary naturalist Dr. Jane Goodall shares decades of her work and observations.

A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps is available in two versions: one for adults and one for families.

Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Jane will also critique select student work.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I have been inspired! I learned that I can make a difference. I've learned that there are like-minded people out there.

I want to thank Jane Goodall for revealing her life's work, her passion and her wisdom with such grace and intelligence. She is truly an ambassador of the planet.

Jane Goodall's holistic approach to conservation is both powerful and convincing. It was a pleasure listening to her share her experiences and wisdom...

I think it is an excellent learning tool for groups, classes, children. I wanted to see longer sessions with more "field" video etc. I don't think the "designer" intros every five minutes were necessary. I felt it was a delay in the real meat of the material.


Anne K.

I am an artist, who has worked in the field of special education. I am sharing the photo of my cat, Sakura, because she is very special to me.

Carol J.

I'm a retired elementary teacher who has admired Jane Goodall since I was a little girl. I'm excited to have her class be my first Master Class, which was a gift from my husband. I'm particularly keen about digging into the Roots and Shoots programs with my 6 young grandchildren. I live near the coast of Maine, in the midst of some Rachel Carson preserves, another "idol" of mine, as well as a great steward of this planet.

A fellow student

Hi Everyone, I'm from Brazil. I'm really impressed by this site. I didn't know about it until 2 days ago and after finding Dr. Jane Goodall class I couldn't avoid myself getting into this. And for me it's getting better and better: outstanding quality and complementary material are just great. And, by the way, it's a great time to think about conservation around here, I live about 80km away from that Vale's dam that flooded everything here in Brumadinho. I hope we can get it right this time.

Dave R.

Dave Reynolds here from Chicago Illinois looking forward to Jane Goodall's class on conservation. Jane's body of work studying animal behavior and the environment is unequaled and am looking forward to diving into this class.

A fellow student

hi All, my name is Bea Baltavari, and I am running a small hostel with art, yoga and environmental projects in the mountains of Gran Canaria ( I am very excited to start with this class (and go on with many others), and i hope i will have some ideas, inspiration about how to educate my guests about the consciousness of nature and traveling. Until now i knew very basic things about Jane and her projects and i can't wait to be more involved in her world, experiences and knowledge! Im very glad to be here!

A fellow student

Hi you all!! Really excited to get started with this Masterclass. I studied business and economics, now working in Sistema B, corporation that certifies and fosters BCorps ( Trying to connect both worlds (business and conservation) and learn how to use business to deliver social and environmental value. Happy to connect with all of you that are in the same journey!! Feel free to contact me +56990871742

Linda M.

Hi All! I am happy to be part of a group of like-minded people who are interested in learning conservation from Jane Goodall. Jane has been one of my personal heroines for many years; I am so glad she is sharing some of what she has learned so we can carry on for mother nature' well being, and promote greater understanding of our place and the impacts of our attitudes/actions on the planet. I love nature, and being outdoors immersed in nature is one of my greatest joys!


Hi! Nice to meet you all. I have found Dr. Jane Goodall inspiring ever since I first learned about her work at university as an arts student studying Environmental Humanities and Sociology/Anthropology. She was definitely part of what inspired me to start my own local community initiative, Keeping Randwick's Trees (, in response to government plans to remove hundreds of irreplaceable, heritage trees as part of a Light Rail project. My efforts inspired community members, including young children, to advocate and speak for the trees we loved. The project proponents made changes to the project to keep many of the trees they were originally going to remove, even after project approvals were given (i.e. usually when it is 'too late'), proving that where there's a will, there's a way. I was privileged to see Jane Goodall speak live in Sydney in 2017 and am excited to be taking this Masterclass! I hope to continue to improve my communication and advocacy skills, speaking for the trees and environment that we all depend on everyday.

Debbie L.

Hi, I am a marketer turned activist wanting to do whatever I can to help turn the tides in the next 12 years from further damage from climate change. Dr. Jane Goodall's wonderfully written book "Seeds of Hope" captures her intense love and fascination for nature, and inspired me to find ways to engage my local community in becoming a seed of hope myself, and a fighter for sustainability and environmental causes. I hope this class can supplement what I have learned in her book to further learn on how to get involved and make a difference.

Georgina M.

Hi, I'm Georgie Milner Day. I watched a documentary called 'Jane' earlier this year, which introduced me to the work of Jane Goodall and I was immediately in awe of her dedication to conservation and her wealth of knowledge in the field of primatology. Since then I have read 'In the Shadow of Man', as well as parts of 'The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior', which have furthered my interest in these areas. Jane Goodall has become a huge inspiration of mine and I am seriously considering working in conservation in the future. This summer I went to Borneo to volunteer at a wildlife centre that rescues orangutans with the aim to rehabilitate them. It was an incredible opportunity and I learnt so much from it, but one thing that particularly stood out to me was how challenging conservation is and the complex issues surrounding the human-wildlife conflict. Thus, I am extremely looking forward to hearing Jane's perspective and advice on how we can collectively make a positive impact on nature and reverse the destruction that humans have caused. I'm so excited to begin this journey with all of you :)


In case you're wondering what I'm going to be talking about in this MasterClass, I want to tell you a little bit about how it all began, about my life's journey, and how it led me to the forests of Gombe to study the chimpanzees there, how I did it. I'd like to share with you a little bit about some of the amazing things that I've been able to find out about these closest relatives of ours. And I'd like to tell you why it was I felt I had to leave the forest that I love-- because chimpanzees are decreasing in numbers right across Africa-- how I got to understand about extinction, about the destruction of the environment, about all the harm that we humans have inflicted on Mother Earth. And most importantly, I'd like to share with you what we can all do together to right the wrongs, to heal some of the harm, and especially, what you can do to make this a better world. I'm Jane Goodall, and this is my MasterClass.