Dr. Jane is incredibly excited about this online course. It is driven by her model, mission and vision for the Roots & Shoots program. While we wish she could be here to teach it herself, she is incredibly busy traveling over 300 days a year spreading her message of hope!
Absolutely. This course will be beneficial for any formal or informal educators, adult mentors wishing to facilitate service projects with youth and strong youth leaders wanting to gather a group of their peers to get involved.
Roots & Shoots has been used in every single grade and subject matter (even physical education!). We have adaptations of our resources for younger children and the types of R&S campaigns that you develop will vary based on the age and abilities of your young people.
The course will guide you towards identifying your own project that meets the needs of your specific community! Make sure to join the Roots & Shoots network by signing up for a free membership on RootsandShoots.org! We are here to help you along the way!
Upon completion of all required elements in the course educators will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Jane Goodall Institute that indicates the number of hours of professional learning that occurred during the four week course. For K-12 teachers in the United States, it is up to individual state licensing agencies as to whether they will accept the certificate as evidence of acceptable teacher training.
Please check back for more information about how to register to receive Continuing Education Credits through the University of Colorado-Boulder. We will have updates about this process/ cost shortly.