Roots & Shoots

Erin Viera-Orr

Associate Vice President - Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Erin helps drive the long-term strategy and is responsible for ensuring that Roots & Shoots is impactful and current in this constantly changing, modern day world. Erin shares an office with her two k-9 co-workers Lily and Baxter (don’t say anything but they're not very productive.) When not working they like to hike, go camping or simply walk into town for a yummy bite to eat. 

Adrienne Bermingham

2011-2012 Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership Fellow

Adrienne Bermingham was selected by the Jane Goodall Institute to serve as the 2011-2012 Youth Leadership Fellow and to support the Institute’s environmental and humanitarian youth program, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Adrienne travels around the United States and abroad helping spread Dr. Goodall’s hopeful message that young people, when given the tools and motivation, can indeed change the

world. Through presentations, workshops and trainings, Adrienne is helping the Jane Goodall Institute inspire and engage the next generation of leaders today.

Biodiversity quest brings Bouchet Academy youth together to create endangered species mobile scavenger hunts

Event Celebrates Culmination of New Partnership and Program to Educate Sixth- and Seventh-Grade Students About Biodiversity/Digital Media

For the first time, a new endangered species educational program, Biodiversity Quest, has been developed for sixth- and seventh-grade students to support their exploration of Chicago’s free Lincoln Park Zoo.

JANE GOODALL’S ROOTS & SHOOTS UNVEILS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE-LEARNING CURRICULUM

YOUTH PROGRAM’S STAFF TRAINING TEACHERS IN THREE OF THE LARGEST PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE UNITED STATES

Arlington, Va.—Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian program for young people from preschool through university, has launched an environmental service-learning curriculum, which it is rolling out through a series of teacher trainings in three of the largest public school systems in the United States—New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Turns 20

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.

JANE GOODALL’S ROOTS & SHOOTS CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

FEBRUARY 19, 2011, MARKS AN INSPIRING MILESTONE FOR THE INSTITUTE’S
GLOBAL YOUTH PROGRAM 

Messages of Hope for Haiti Make it to Port Au Prince in Time For Earthquake Anniversary

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake occurred near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, destroying much of the nation’s infrastructure and killing thousands. Young people in Haiti were separated from their families, lost their schools, community centers and their homes.

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Partners with Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R. On Global Youth Campaign

Branded On the Edge: Hope for Animals and Their World, Year-Long Effort Aims to Increase
Awareness About and Help Protect Endangered Species

Pippa Biddle, Youth Leadership Fellow to Speak at Citizen Diplomacy Summit

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
Youth Leadership Fellow
Pippa Biddle
To Speak at U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy

Santa Monica, CA: Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace

Sep 19 2010

Event Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program is about young people making positive change happen for communities, for animals and for the environment we all share. 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.

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