Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is working with passionate educators to implement high quality service learning in their classrooms.
Participants in this professional development opportunity are given in-person and online support throughout the school year as they map their community with their students to identify and implement a service learning campaign.
That time of the year has rolled around again. It's time to celebrate the annual United Nations International Day of Peace. Following Dr. Jane's lead as a UN Messenger of Peace, every year, Roots & Shoots members and friends recognize the Day of Peace with projects that promote peace among people, animals and the environment - as well as - flying Roots & Shoots signature Giant Peace Dove Puppets.
For nearly a decade, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has supported efforts to empower youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota through Roots & Shoots. On the reservation, the members’ projects have ranged from planting community gardens to establishing farmers markets, initiating water conservation efforts, and so much more.
Beginning this Fall, Roots & Shoots is working with passionate Los Angeles middle school educators to implement high quality environmental service learning in their classrooms. Educators participating in this opportunity are given in-person and online support throughout the school year as they map their community with students to identify and implement an environmental campaign.
In September, Roots & Shoots is hosting, along with Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers and the Institute for Humane Education, a humane education conference titled, Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future. Its going to be an incredible conference and is open to all Roots & Shoots group leaders and members, especially educators and anyone interested in promoting Roots & Shoots in educational settings.
One hundred days! That’s how long until the 2013 observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Every year, September 21 is a day to honor and celebrate peace, and at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, we are counting down the days! In honor of the official countdown, Dr. Jane wrote a special message about this year's Day of Peace theme, Education for Peace.
Every day Roots & Shoots groups are taking action to improve their local environments, and make the world a better place for people and animals.
March 22, 2013
New York City has been an amazing place for Roots & Shoots with so many people dedicated improving their communities through projects that benefit people, animals and the environment. This year, through Roots & Shoots efforts using service learning in NYC classrooms, many young people are involved in projects that are helping them apply what they are learning in their lessons to a real-life issue in their community. Read on to learn about just a few of these efforts.
Each month, a group with outstanding and creative projects is recognized as the Group of the Month. For February 2013, we celebrate Cornwall Consolidated School R&S. We caught up with Group Leader Tricia to learn more about what this group is doing to make positive changes happen for people, animals, and the environment!
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