What is Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots?
Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a youth service program for young people of all ages. Our mission is to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment.
What grades and subjects does the Roots & Shoots model work with?
Roots & Shoots has been used in every single grade and subject matter (even physical education!). We have adaptations of our resources for younger children and the types of R&S campaigns that you develop will vary based on the age and abilities of your young people.
Is Roots & Shoots only in the United States?
No. Roots & Shoots is global with individual groups and offices in more than 100 countries. Visit http://bit.ly/2w1TFfA to find the office closest to you.
Is this course only for educators in the United States?
This course is designed for K-12 formal and informal educators in the United States. However, we welcome individuals from all professions (and from anywhere in the world) to participate. Our resources and service learning model are easily (and often) adapted for use by other audiences. If you are located outside the U.S., we encourage you to check in with the Jane Goodall Institute office closest to you; as they may offer resources and materials specific to your country or region. You can find a list of offices here: http://bit.ly/2w1TFfA.
What if I have more questions about Roots & Shoots?
Visit our FAQ page at https://www.rootsandshoots.org/faq to learn more about Roots & Shoots and how to start your own Roots & Shoots group.