Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots is a national program of the Jane Goodall Institute.


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(Ages 9 - 17)

Roots & Shoots is an exciting program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991. Its mission is to guide young people in taking action on issues that they feel are important. Care and concern for the human community, the environment and animals are the goals of the activities at each meeting. These activities will help young people develop self-respect, confidence and a hope for the future. Check out Roots & Shoots for more information.

Please note: This is a service-based program. Members will work together to choose and complete service projects. All members will be expected to attend and actively participate in each meeting. Some work on projects outside of meeting times may be needed.

Club Meeting Dates:

For ages 9 - 12

Dates: Most Tuesdays 9/13 - 5/16, excluding holidays and school breaks. Full schedule to be provided.
Time:  3:30pm - 5pm
Cost:   $200 for full season

Registration is now closed for this group. Please check back next year.

For ages 13 - 17

Dates: Most Thursdays 9/15 - 5/18, excluding holidays and school breaks. Full schedule to be provided.
Time:  3:30pm - 5pm
Cost:   $200 for full season

We strongly recommend you register online, as this provides the best chance at securing a session you desire. But if you prefer, you may also print out our mail-in registration form and mail them to the Zoo using the instructions provided on the form