Impact: Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots

By Tonka Dobreva 04.17.2015 interact

Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, sharing more than 96 percent of our DNA. Although chimpanzees are so closely related to humans, not much was known about the endangered species a few years ago. It wasn’t until July 1960, when Jane Goodall went into the wild to seek more information about the animal, that we finally got more insight into the primates.

Today, Jane Goodall continues her inspiring work with her organization Roots and Shoots, a “youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute.”

Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots aims to make the world a better place by equipping young people with the tools to tackle challenges faced in their communities. The network has grown into more than 150,000 members, making an impact in over 130 countries.

Ready to make a difference in your community? Join Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots and other students around the globe on June 29-Aug 2 for a fun, FREE online course (with a special guest lecture from someone we all know and love). Registration opens April 22nd, but you can save your seat now here.




  1. Kaden DegrFfenreid

    I think the wheel could be the next best thing it’s could help me a lot

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