What is Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots?

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is a four-step experiential program that gives students a comprehensive understanding of sustainability, increased confidence, problem-solving abilities, leadership skills, and opportunities to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal.

There are a number of ways you can bring Roots & Shoots programming into your classroom, community group or school.

Roots & Shoots in the community

Educators who sign up to implement Roots & Shoots in their community receive support from JGI staff on how to use the remarkable story of Dr. Jane Goodall and our community conservation work in Africa to guide students in making a difference in their own communities and globally. You will also receive an educator toolkit and opportunities to receive Roots & Shoots grants.

#CycleMyCell Campaign

This campaign is a friendly mobile phone recycling competition among high schools. The goal? Reduce e-waste, recycle the minerals inside old phones, and protect the Congo basin where the minerals are mined and great apes live. Schools receive in-class presentations, award money, lesson plans and a message from Dr. Jane!


If you have questions about any of our programs please email rootsandshoots@janegoodall.ca

Photo credits top to bottom: Kylie Adams, Madeleine Prendiville, (Cycle My Cell left to right) Rick Quinn, Lynsey Addario/The New York Times, JGI Canada), JGI Canada/Jennifer Duffy