Roots and Shoots workshop by Rick Asselta, Jane Goodall Institute


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On Sunday (8 November) at WILD9, Rick Asselta presenting the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots Program.

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Roots and Shoots workshop by Rick Asselta, Jane Goodall Institute

  1. 2. From Research to Roots & Shoots
  2. 11. <ul><li>“ Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can break open brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds and thousands of Roots & Shoots, hundreds and thousands of youth people around the world, can break through these walls. You can change the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>--Dr. Jane Goodall </li></ul>
  3. 12. The Roots of Roots & Shoots
  4. 13. Roots & Shoots Mission <ul><li>To foster respect and compassion for all living things. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>To inspire each individual to take action to make the world a better place for the environment, animals, and the human community. </li></ul>
  5. 14. Roots & Shoots Motto <ul><li>Every individual creature matters. </li></ul><ul><li>Every individual has a role to play. </li></ul><ul><li>Every individual can make a difference. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jane Goodall </li></ul>
  6. 15. Key Program Concepts <ul><li>The power of the individual to make a difference. </li></ul><ul><li>The importance of community participation and connections. </li></ul><ul><li>The connectedness of all living beings (people, animals, and the environment that we share). </li></ul>
  7. 16. Unique learning model knowledge compassion action
  8. 17. The power of the individual <ul><li>Mission statements from R&S youth: </li></ul><ul><li>“To help in the creation and maintenance of universal appreciation of all life.” </li></ul><ul><li>“To motivate and energize the next generation in living their lives to the fullest with no regrets and with generosity.” </li></ul><ul><li>“To help individuals see there is some beauty inside of everyone and each person has the ability to make a difference.” </li></ul>
  9. 18. Roots & Shoots is . . . <ul><li>a global environmental and humanitarian program for youth of all ages, in schools, families and communities around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>a global network for youth who want to make the world a better place for all living beings. </li></ul>
  10. 19. Roots & Shoots is . . . <ul><li>a unique, interdisciplinary education model that incorporates elements of environmental education, humane education, character education, and service-learning with a message of hope </li></ul><ul><li>a program that supports learners who want to engage in the world around them. </li></ul>
  11. 20. Roots & Shoots Network <ul><li>Since Dr. Jane Goodall </li></ul><ul><li>founded Roots & Shoots </li></ul><ul><li>in Tanzania with 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Tanzanian students, </li></ul><ul><li>the program has remained: </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Localized </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Student-driven </li></ul>
  12. 21. Roots & Shoots Global Network <ul><li>Roots & Shoots has spread to over 10,000 groups in more than 114 countries </li></ul>
  13. 22. Connectedness of all living beings <ul><li>Beach clean-ups and sea grass planting in the United States and Kuwait </li></ul>
  14. 23. Spreading a Message of Hope
  15. 24. Roots & Shoots Projects <ul><li>Care and concern for the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Care and concern for animals </li></ul><ul><li>Care and concern for the human community </li></ul>
  16. 25. Roots & Shoots Project Examples
  17. 26. <ul><li>Groups on Cape Cod gathered on a rainy day to build a Giant Peace Dove and some smaller doves. </li></ul>Spreading Peace
  18. 27. Helping the Environment <ul><li>A group of children in Massachusetts cleans up a local marsh and beach. </li></ul>
  19. 28. Helping Classmates <ul><li>Members of a group in Rhode Island conducted presentations for their classmates, educating them about recycling, injured animals, and animal defenses. </li></ul>
  20. 29. Types of Projects <ul><li>Holding a fundraiser for Wheelchairs for Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Forming a Youth Council on Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Planting a school yard garden for use in all grades </li></ul><ul><li>Designing and conducting Earth Day events </li></ul><ul><li>Raising money to help local humanitarian organizations </li></ul><ul><li>And many, many more… </li></ul>
  21. 30. Roots & Shoots as a Resource <ul><li>TapRoots: Lesson Plans on Habitats </li></ul><ul><li>Project Planning Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Walking With Grandfather </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons For Hope </li></ul><ul><li>E-newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum for use </li></ul><ul><li>with younger students </li></ul>
  22. 31. Roots & Shoots as a Resource <ul><li>High School Starter Kit </li></ul><ul><li>University Program Manual </li></ul><ul><li>Regional listserve and Egroup </li></ul><ul><li>Regional workshops and gatherings </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with local resources and professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Local & Global network of youth </li></ul>
  23. 32. Participation in special events and initiatives
  24. 33. Leadership Opportunities <ul><li>Regional Youth Leadership Council </li></ul><ul><li>National Youth Leadership Council </li></ul><ul><li>College Leadership Council </li></ul><ul><li>Training opportunities </li></ul>
  25. 34. Long-term impact on youth <ul><li>More confident in ability to achieve in their school work </li></ul><ul><li>Increased self-esteem and positive feelings about others </li></ul><ul><li>Increased leadership, problem-solving, and decision- making skills </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness of local environmental issues and community concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in behavior to protect the environment and animals </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to transmit the information that they have learned to family members and others in the school and community </li></ul>
  26. 35. <ul><li>Deep within each heart </li></ul><ul><li>There lies a magic spark </li></ul><ul><li>That lights the fire of our imagination </li></ul><ul><li>And since the dawn of man </li></ul><ul><li>The strenght of just &quot;I can&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Has brought together people of all nations </li></ul><ul><li>There’s nothing ordinary </li></ul><ul><li>In the living of each day </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a special part </li></ul><ul><li>Every one of us will play </li></ul>
  27. 36. <ul><li>Your mind will take you far </li></ul><ul><li>The rest is just pure heart </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll find your fate is all your own creation </li></ul><ul><li>Every boy and girl </li></ul><ul><li>As they come into this world </li></ul><ul><li>They bring the gift of hope and inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>There’s so much strength in all of us </li></ul><ul><li>Every woman child and man </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the moment that you think you can’t </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll discover that you can </li></ul>
  28. 39. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>