Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Presents 2nd Annual North America Training Summit

October 21 – 22, 2011
Omni Royal Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

Facebook Event: http://on.fb.me/fbrsnats


Are you a teacher who is interested in incorporating opportunities for your students with your classroom curriculum?

Do you have students who want to learn about and impact the world beyond their textbooks?

Or do you work with youth in another way, as a community leader, or an educator at a zoo or museum, and interested in honing your skills so that you can have a greater impact on youth and in your community?


This September, Dr. Jane Goodall’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program Roots & Shoots will be hosting their second annual North America Training Summit. Hosted in New Orleans at the historic French Quarter hotel, the Omni Royal Orleans, the Summit will bring together experts in service learning, communities and conservation and youth mentoring for two days of in depth training for educators, community leaders and other professionals.


Keynote Speakers

Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute’s wildlife cameraman and research videographer will give one of these keynote presentations, and share stories from his more than 15 years of experience spent in the forests of Africa with chimpanzees and other fascinating wildlife. Mr. Wallauer will highlight the work of the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees through sustainable development and community centered conservation work with communities around chimpanzee habitat. See a great video of Mr. Wallauer.

Tim Duggan, landscape architect with Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, will present on the Foundation’s efforts to rebuild communities after major disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Rita using both community-based and sustainable practices. Mr. Duggan has worked extensively with multiple community organizations and individuals at a variety of scales, from regenerative residential garden designs to citywide infrastructure initiatives that serve as showcases for sustainable recovery and development.


Summit Highlights

  • Pre-Summit Service Project – Planned in collaboration with the Make It Right Foundation, this optional service project will give participants the opportunity to learn about the work of the Foundation to rebuild the Lower 9th ward neighborhood of New Orleans, and to give a hand in helping with some associated community based service projects nearby.
  • Project Gallery – Participants will have the opportunity to meet one another and learn about community projects through table displays and demonstrations from their fellow leaders. This gallery will also feature tables from local New Orleans service organizations and other Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots partners.
  • Walking Tour of the French Quarter – A casual optional outing, this walking tour will take participants to notable sites throughout this historic area of New Orleans, and introduce them to its rich, more than 300 year history.


How to Sign Up

Join the Jane Goodall Institute, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots for this exciting opportunity to learn more about introducing service to the classroom, bringing impactful youth service to your communities, and helping the leaders of tomorrow begin leading today.

Online registration for this event runs through September 19, 2011. The cost of registration is $75 for current Roots & Shoots leaders, and $125 for new leaders. New leader registration includes a one year group membership to Roots & Shoots. Special hotel rates are available through the Omni Royal Orleans hotel through September 19. Book online today.



Interested in attending, but have some questions? Contact the North America Training Summit team by sending an email to summit@janegoodall.org, or call the Jane Goodall Institute Headquarters at 703.682.9220.


Can’t Attend, but Want to Help?

If you're not able to make it to New Orleans, please share the opportunity with your friends, colleagues and family. Invite everyone you know using our Facebook event, or by using some of the great resources that we've prepared. Have ideas on how we can spread the word? Please don't hesitate to email our team at summit@janegoodall.org.


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