Out of the classroom, into the world.


    At the Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, students will foster their knowledge, love and respect for the environment while promoting sustainability for future generations. This teacher-led school is located near Maple Lake, Minnesota in the heart of Wright County.

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Monthly Thematic Projects

  • Each month JGESA offers students projects based around a theme. Students may choose to participate in one or more of these projects. Each project covers a specific learning target(s). We encourage families to review these projects and help students make selections. 


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Tickets on Sale Now


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    Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy Partners in Education (PIE) is hosting a fundraiser at Bunkers of Course (905 Hwy 25, Buffalo, MN 55313) on October 15, 2016, from 3-6 p.m.  We are raising money to support Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy.  A percentage of the fundraising money will be used to sponsor field trips for students at JGESA.  

    Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Jackie in the office for $25 each. This price includes a taco bar and a beverage. You can contact Jackie via phone (952-852-0129), email (info@jgesa.org), or just stopping by the office. There will be a limited amount of tickets at the door, but we are asking to please purchase in advance so we have an idea for amount of food that needs to be provided.

     As a part of the fundraiser, we will also have themed baskets that will be sold via silent auction, some of which include Movie Night, Game Night, Birds/Birdwatching, Coffee/Tea, Chocolate, and Outdoors. Please sign up to send an item (or items) for your student’s advisory-specific themed basket and have at the school by Monday, October 10, 2016. If you would also like to donate a basket, you can drop it off in the office by the end of the school day on Monday, October 10, 2016, also.

    Please help support our school and our students by attending this fundraiser or donating today.




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    • Schoolwide E-alerts for important information, such as weather closings
    • Online events registration and payment
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  • Each year JGESA selects a yearly topic. Durning the '16/17 school year we will be examining "Choice". This theme will be reflected in many ways. Choice is an integral part of project based learning. What topics will a student chose to study? How will they demonstrate that learning? Student's will make choices about participation, behavior and goals. Advisors chose monthly themes based around Choice that students will have the opportunity to particiapte in. Health, Community, Civics, Environmental, just to name a few.