What is Roots & Shoots?

What is Roots & Shoots?

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 of thousands of roots & shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We CAN change the world.

- Dr. Jane

The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

Friday, December 31, 2010

January Meetings and Events

Thursday, Jan. 6th and Thursday, Jan. 20th 2:45-4:00 in Mrs. Wood's room. Please bring a note to stay after school.

Kick-off for our Recycling Project
Guest Speaker: Marcus Berry from Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District will present at an all-school assembly on Monday, January 17th at 1:00p.m.

Thank you to everyone who returned our recycling surveys!

Project Brainstorming Carousel

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Reach For The Light Lyrics

Jonah Hutchins, vocal solo
Brennan Smith, vibraphone
Rory Donnelly, djembe

We’re on a journey
A path that is true
To rediscover what the ancient ones knew
There’s an energy of life that connects us all
There is hope for the planet when its people choose to hear the call
We’ve got to …
Reach for the light
Break through the wall
Roots go deep and shoots grow tall
Lend a hand; take a stand show the world that you care
Each one of us can make a difference on this earth that we share

So look around you
And see what you can do
The changes in the world have to start inside of you
And together we will learn to find our way
There is power in knowing that our actions matter every day
Imagine what you’d hear on a high mountain peak
If all the life around you had the chance to speak
The wilderness would echo with a message for your heart
We need you now, for nature’s song; to come and play your part.

©2010 Eileen Rossetti

Reach For The Light

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More Photos

Waterford Roots & Shoots

North American Training Summit for Roots & Shoots (October 8-10, 2010)

On the weekend of October 8-10, Mrs. Wood and Ms. Rossetti attended the first annual North American Training Summit for Roots & Shoots group leaders and service-learning professionals in Danbury, Connecticut.

The Training Summit was an opportunity to learn more about the Roots & Shoots method of service learning, to receive the tools and resources to start and lead a Roots & Shoots group and to interact with the global environmentalist and humanitarian, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE.

Summit participants attended fun, interactive workshops and networked with leaders from the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The program also featured the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Dr. Jane and other Roots & Shoots experts, as well as attend her evening lecture, Gombe and Beyond: the Next Fifty Years.

 Ms. Rossetti & Mrs. Wood in Connecticut

Dr. Goodall and Mrs. Wood