I am an elementary art teacher at Edgewater Elementary in Edgewater Florida. As a child I always loved elephants, and dreamed of going to Africa to see them in their natural environment. I am also a great follower and admirer of Jane Goodall. My school of around 650 students just finished a painting unite based on the book about Jane Goodall's Life "The Watcher". As I was researching information about Jane Goodall for this project I saw the Roots and Shoots project.