Roots & Shoots provides educators and facilitators with real tools that develop 21st century learning skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and a spirit of collaboration. Most importantly, it results in a sense of compassion and commitment to their communities and the world around them.

“All too often we use the curriculum to design our programmes, while [Roots & Shoots] is opening my eyes that it begins with the students and what they see. The curriculum is tied into the service learning project, and because the students started and researched the ideas, they are already engaged and will stay engaged!”

Roots & Shoots Educator

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme gives participants a comprehensive understanding of sustainability, increased confidence, problem-solving abilities, leadership skills, and opportunities to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal.

The Roots & Shoots programme aligns with the world-wide Global Citizenship Education movement, Inquiry Learning and Education for Sustainability. 

There are a number of ways you can bring Roots & Shoots programming into your classroom, school or community group.

Tools For Educators

Roots & Shoots resources and support to help educators get the most out of the programme, for them, their groups and communities.

For support or queries contact our Roots & Shoots Education Coordinator

Email the Roots & Shoots Education Coordinator

Roots & Shoots in Schools

There are a number of ways you can bring Roots & Shoots programming into your classroom, community group or school.

From sustainability actions, to campaign projects, to formula projects to accredited Roots & Shoots schools.

Find out about Roots & Shoots in Your School

Why Roots & Shoots?

You get to address real issues.

Address global and local issues relevant to your community.

We are in more than a 100 countries and counting!

Over 150,000 members in 100 countries.

You’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty.

(Or not, if that’s not your thing.) From tree planting, beekeeping, and habitat restoration, community outreach, and education.

Our youth blossom into leaders like Jane Goodall.

If you grew up aspiring to be Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a great place to start!

Friends with a purpose are the best kind.

Meet people in your community that care about the same things you do, make a difference - and you strengthen the human population without even trying!

We have tools so you can lead an awesome Roots & Shoots group.

Teachers, parents, community leaders, or students, can be effective Roots & Shoots leaders with our resources.