Jane Goodall Center

About Roots & Shoots

Roots & shoots club booth The Jane Goodall Center for Environmental Excellence fosters service-learning projects for students throughout the community by reaching out to help with after-school programs, animal shelters, environmental organizations and causes, nursing homes and food pantries.

In 2005, WCSU was established as a National Center for University Roots & Shoots by the Jane Goodall Institute, the first of its kind in the U.S. From 2005-2012, the Roots & Shoots office at WCSU served as a regional and national office of excellence in training university students, faculty and administrators to develop programs for K-12 and college students in local, regional and global conservation.

The international headquarters for Roots & Shoots is  now located at JGI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Continuing support from the university has allowed WCSU to maintain a very active group.  Animal Week, International Peace Day and Earth Day are yearly campus events and WCSU’s Roots & Shoots students attend leadership and educational conferences annually.

Meetings of The Roots & Shoots Club are held on Fridays at 3 p.m. in White Hall Room 026.

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Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Robert Whittemore