Roots & Shoots

Jane in the News

Jane’s life has greatly changed since her days at Gombe studying chimpanzees. Instead of spending time below the forest canopy with the chimps, she now spends much of her time in lecture venues, hotels, and airports, hopping around from one destination to another to spread her message of hope and inspire millions to make the world a better place. At 81, Jane is a road warrior, traveling nearly 300 days worldwide each year since 1986, with a mission to educate people that we must act NOW if we want to save the planet and animals we love so much.

Jane Goodall's 2015 Earth Day Message

Starting today, in honor of Earth Day, is matching all donations through April 30, up to $20,000. Dr. Jane took the Google Doodle Earth Day quiz and found out that her animal is the Whooping Crane! Like the Whooping Crane, chimpanzees, the species Dr. Goodall has studied for more than five decades, are also endangered.

Jane Goodall's New Year's Message

Happy New Year to all my friends and supporters – JGI and Roots & Shoots family around the world.

Dr. Jane Goodall Receives the 2014 Exemplar Award

At a private dinner in Atlanta on Friday night, Dr. Goodall was honored with the 2014 Exemplar Award from the Captain Planet Foundation, finishing out her nearly 12 month lecture tour around the globe. The award recognizes a real life environmental superhero, an individual who demonstrates extraordinary environmental stewardship, helping to protect and preserve the natural world and to make this place we call home a better place for everyone and everything.

From the Road: An Update From Dr. Jane Goodall

Three hundred days a year is a lot of time to be on the road and since 1986, that is exactly how Dr. Jane Goodall spends her time. Dr. Goodall’s days are filled with giving lectures, meeting with public officials, spending time with young people involved in Roots & Shoots and encouraging each one of us to make a difference to better our world for people, animals and the environment we all share. Dr. Goodall inspires by doing, by taking action — instead of just talking about what can be done.

About Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.  Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face.

Youth Outreach, Engagement and Education, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots - Internship Program

Location:  Washington Metro Area - Vienna (Tyson’s Corners), VA
Status: Open
Due Dates: October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014 program, February 1, 2014 for Summer 2014 program, June 1, 2013 for Fall 2014 program

Syndicate content

JGI News and Highlights

Featured Video

Walk in the footsteps of Jane Goodall with Google Maps

Featured Video

Featured Video

Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.