We would like to take advantage of the resources we have here in the Nation's Capitol. In particular, Washington DC is home to some of the most effective and influential public service figures. We plan to create a short series of informal talks targeted to the children of our Roots and Shoots chapter (elementary-age children). These talks will be basis and service as an introduction to the topics that affect our world today. Topics will include health and nutrition, education, poverty, environment, politics, etc.