Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Turns 20

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 4:46pm

On February 19, 1991, Jane was at her home in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, where she met for the first time with the first-ever members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Tomorrow, February 19, 2011, 20 years later, Jane joins the entire Jane Goodall Institute community in celebrating and congratulating the positive impacts that members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots have had over the last two decades.

The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

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  • Check out our community scrapbook.
    Roots & Shoots alumni and members are sharing their stories from the past 20 years. Take a look or even add to it if you’re an alum.
  • Learn about our amazing alumni who were members of Roots & Shoots and are now continuing their work in college and in their careers.
  • Leave a comment below and show your support for Roots & Shoots members around the world.
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