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.
Shawn Sweeney is a National Program Coordinator for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. A certified humane educator, and expert in service learning and youth engagement, Shawn shares stories about how the Roots & Shoots network is having an impact on our communities and makes the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.
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.
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.
FEBRUARY 19, 2011, MARKS AN INSPIRING MILESTONE FOR THE INSTITUTE’S
GLOBAL YOUTH PROGRAM
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.
Branded On the Edge: Hope for Animals and Their World, Year-Long Effort Aims to Increase
Awareness About and Help Protect Endangered Species
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots
Youth Leadership Fellow
To Speak at U.S. Summit for Global Citizen Diplomacy