Youth

Dr. Jane's Keynote at the AZA Convention

After Seattle, it was on to Portland, where Jane spoke at the  Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conference. Jane spoke about the educational role of zoos and how Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, an international youth service program, is a natural fit for zoos interested in expanding their youth outreach.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzania students, Roots & Shoots is a global network of tens of thousands of young people in 110 countries who share a desire to create a better world. Through Roots & Shoots, young people identify problems in their communities and take action by planning and implementing community service projects on behalf of people, animals and the environment.  www.rootsandshoots.org

Rescuing Orphaned Chimpanzees

Sanctuary chimpanzee pictured. JGI does not endorse approaching or handling wild chimpanzees.

Roots & Shoots youth leaders celebrate Dr. Jane’s birthday at National Retreat

Forty Roots & Shoots Youth Leaders from around the US gathered in Lansdowne, Virg., from April 2-5, 2009 for the 4th annual Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Retreat.

These exceptional youth received a special honor this year -- the opportunity to celebrate Dr. Jane’s 75th birthday at a private party together with Jane.

Roots & Shoots hosts the annual National Youth Leadership Retreat to build key skills and leadership capacity among members of the Youth Leadership Councils.

JGI teams up with Deirdre Imus Center

 JGI is teaming up with the Deirdre Imus Environmental Center for Pediatric Oncology® to motivate young people to better their schools, communities and the world.  The Center is supporting Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute's global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, while sharing the Center's Greening Your School campaign and other green initiatives.

Roots & Shoots youth raise funds for trees in Tanzania

After a year of literally sowing seeds of hope, participants in the “ReBirth the Earth: Trees for Tomorrow” campaign—as part of Jane Goodall’s global Roots & Shoots youth program—have something to celebrate:

Raised: $16,415 (USD)
Planted: 3,550 trees

Jane Goodall Leads World's Young People In Celebrating Roots & Shoots Day Of Peace

Following the lead of their hero—renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE—young people around the world will join together on September 21 to celebrate Roots & Shoots Day of Peace. A UN Messenger of Peace since 2002, Dr. Goodall established the global, annual Roots & Shoots Day of Peace in 2004 to encourage Roots & Shoots members and other interested individuals to promote peace in their communities and around the globe.

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