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 classroom
Educators who sign up to implement Roots & Shoots in their classroom 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.
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!
Roots & Shoots Schools
You can turn your school into a Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots school! When every class takes on a Roots & Shoots project, the impact of the program is amplified. Students, educators and parents come together as a community working towards common goals to create sustainable change. Find out how to transform your school into a Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots School!
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