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ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)


 Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place.

The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.

130 COUNTRIES AND COUNTING...Roots & Shoots began in 1991 with a group of 12 students in Tanzania who were concerned about their     environment. Since then, they have grown to over 150,000 members in 130 countries!

STUDENTS GET TO ADDRESS REAL ISSUES IN THEIR COMMUNITY...Roots & Shoots groups carry out locally and globally-based service projects in a variety of places all over the world. These groups get to address the issues that they think are relevant in their community. As long as it involves the human community, the animal community, or the environment, it can be a Roots & Shoots    project!

YOUTH BLOSSOM INTO LEADERS LIKE JANE GOODALL...Roots & Shoots is Dr. Jane's youth-focused organization. She travels around the world meeting with different groups and sometimes attending their annual leadership conferences. If students are growing up with a    passion like Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a great place to start!

YOUTH HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY (or not, if that's not your thing)...Roots & Shoots projects have included everything from tree planting, beekeeping, and habitat beautification, to fairs and festivals, education, and community trips. There's something at Roots & Shoots for everyone.

FRIENDS WITH A JOINT PURPOSE ARE THE BEST KIND...Being a part of a Roots & Shoots school is a great way to meet like minded friends that care about the same things we do. We also become part of an international community of youth that want to make a difference - and we strengthen the human population without even trying!

We are very excited about being a Roots & Shoots school. The program is 'Inquiry based ' and aligns closely with curriculum guides at all grade levels.

We were the second school in the Winnipeg School Division to join and now we have 5 schools. 

This school year each classroom will once more develop and carry out a project that will better the animal community, human community or our environment. Stay tuned for updates and more news.

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 If you have any questions about your child(ren)'s class project, please ask your child's teacher.

Our "Roots and Shoots" Celebration was a huge success last year. Below is a copy of our Celebration Day. Have a look and see a summary of the day and all of the great projects!     

Roots and Shoots Celebration Agenda 2017.pdf


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