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.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Trip to Eagle Point

 Paul Hamelin, Wildlife Biologist teaching us about the bird habitat. We saw several species of birds including Great Blue Heron and Osprey. Thank you Paul!

Marker at the Canadian Border.
One of our Kestrel Nesting Boxes.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Youth Town Meeting Presentation

Jaime & Brooke at the Resource Fair.
T.J. explaining the Recycle Relay
Desi explaining S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Singing "Reach For the Light"
Our Wordle: What R & S means to us

Making cat toys and blankets for the Kingdom Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Waterford Nature Trail Sign

James and Jasper unveil the new nature trail sign. The Waterford School Association funded the project. Roots & Shoots members sanded and painted the sign and glued the letters on.

7th Graders lead the school in singing "Reach For the Light".