New Orleans, LA: Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit

Oct 21 2011

Starting at 8:00 a.m.

From October 21 to 22, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute will host the second annual Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit for community leaders and service learning professionals.

Through fun, interactive workshops and activities, the Summit provides participants with opportunities to:

  • Learn the Roots & Shoots method of environmental service learning,
  • Learn best practices for community centered conservation,
  • Gain new skills and resources to start and mentor a Roots & Shoots group, and
  • Interact with experts in science and sustainable development.

Networking with other leaders from across North America including Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States, participants will leave not only leave with new skills and tools, but also with relationships that will last a lifetime.

This year the Summit will feature two keynote speakers, Bill Wallauer of the Jane Goodall Institute, and Tim Duggan of the Make it Right Foundation. Mr. Wallauer, an enthusiastic storyteller, will share stories from the field, stories of Chimpanzee life at Gombe, as well as the work that the Jane Goodall Institute is doing to help people in Tanzania, and to save Chimpanzees from extinction. Mr. Duggan will speak on the importance of service and community based programming, as well as sustainable development in the rebuilding of New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.




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