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5 Things You Should Know About The Roots & Shoots Online Course

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is growing the next generation of Jane Goodalls. For 25 years, the Jane Goodall Institute’s youth program has aimed to develop compassionate leaders to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment. If this sounds like a good idea to you, you can get in on the action!

This summer, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is hosting its 3rd annual FREE online course. The 2016 course, titled “Growing Compassionate Leaders: Empowering Youth Through Service in Education,” teaches participants how to identify and implement a local service-learning campaign using the Roots & Shoots program model.

Here are 5 things you should know about the Roots & Shoots online course:

  1. The course is FLEXIBLE and FREE. No matter where you are in the world, you can take the online course for free…during a time and day of the week that works for you. (Even in your pajamas.) New lessons are posted each week on Monday at 9 a.m. (EDT). Course participants spend an average of 4-5 hours a week completing lessons and activities before the next week begins.
  2. The course is for YOU. All kinds of leaders and learners have taken the Roots & Shoots online course including classroom teachers, community group leaders, youth leaders, parents, and fans of Dr. Jane! Even if you’re brand new to Roots & Shoots, if you want to start making a positive difference in the world, this course is a great place to start.
  3. You can earn credit. Course participants are eligible to earn a Certificate of Completion for 20 hours of professional development. Graduate credit will also be available for a fee — more details about graduate credit will be available on this page soon.
  4. Dr. Jane Goodall is a special guest instructor. The course is driven by Dr. Jane’s model, mission, and vision for the Roots & Shoots Program. In 2016, Dr. Jane joins the course with weekly lessons as a special guest instructor. Learn more about Jane as an educator.
  5. You’ll learn how you can make a difference. Through the course, you’ll learn how to mentor young people (or your peers) to lead change in your community by mapping needs, collaborating with stakeholders, and designing practical solutions in the form of campaigns. Read about some of the service campaigns led by previous course participants here.

Join us June 27 – July 31 as we aim to graduate another class of impressive change-makers who are ready to roll up their sleeves and complete meaningful service projects in their communities.

Click here to register now.

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