About the Roots & Shoots Australia Resource Box for Schools
What is the Roots & Shoots Australia Resource Box for Schools program?
The Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Resource Box for Schools program is an initiative of the Jane Goodall Institute of Australia (JGIA), with funding support from the Phillips Foundation.
It aims to educate students, and the community, via interactive and action-based programs about wildlife, the natural environment and challenges facing the planet.
This Roots & Shoots Australia project provides FREE boxes of resources for primary schools.
The 2022 Roots & Shoots Resource Box for Schools is a series of school education resources that includes four books. Each box features four beautiful and exclusive hardback books. It will include a second volume of Living Landscapes, a book on the rivers and wetlands of the Murray Darling Basin, and books on animal camouflage and global ecosystems.
Educators will receive lesson plans, video resources, school fundraising opportunities and group support. Also included is information on how to get involved in our global Roots & Shoots youth-led movement.
In 2021, Roots & Shoots Australia produced and disseminated almost 4,000 boxes to schools across Australia free of charge – to educate and inspire the next generation as custodians of our planet.
What are the key objectives?
The Roots & Shoots Resource Box seeks to:
- Roll the program out to 4,000 schools in 2022 (the 2022 Resource Boxes are expected to arrive towards the end of March 2023)
- Establish a network of like-minded schools that demonstrate curricula connections and direct actions that will make the world a better place for animals, people and the environment
- Provide leadership in education for sustainability, developing partnerships at community, state and national levels
- Assist school communities with resources, strategies and networks to develop their programs and projects
- To inspire young people to take action in their everyday lives and create solutions to the challenges facing local communities
- To evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
Is this really free for teachers?
Yes! Thanks to funding support from the Phillips Foundation and several other partners, we are excited to provide the Resource Box free of charge to qualified, registered primary school teachers and registered home school teachers.
What expectations and commitments are there when I register for a Resource Box?
You must agree to the terms and conditions, plus for us to contact you via email so we can deliver the program. If you unsubscribe from email updates you will be removed from the program, as we will not be able to provide you with important updates about the delivery of the boxes.
To help us measure the impact of this initiative, you will be asked to complete a participant survey at the start and end of the program. This is also a requirement of the program.
How can I register?
Register your school to receive a free 2022 Roots & Shoots Resource Box by completing your school details at our registration page which can be found: HERE. Registrations will be open from August 2022 and close once all of the Resource Boxes have been allocated, so please register as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this wonderful opportunity.
Who do I contact if I have any further questions?
Please contact our support team on email@example.com
Delivery and arrival
When will the boxes arrive?
Due to continuing pandemic delays to supply chains and shipping, the box will arrive towards to the end of March 2023. However, we will have lesson plans that will be emailed to box participants by the end of term four 2022. If you have missed out on the lesson plans, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request these.
My school address will be different in January 2023. What do I do?
Please email your new delivery details to email@example.com and we will update your details. Please note PO Boxes are still ineligible as we are unable to deliver.
Is delivery being carbon offset?
Yes, we are offsetting both shipping and delivery, via Sendle, with our partners WOODiWILD.
Using the Roots & Shoots Resource Box
Is there any teacher training available for the Resource Box?
Educators will receive digital lesson plans and some of the content (including video resources) on the website by the end of term four 2022.
What other support is available to my school?
We have a team of volunteers ready to support you if your class decides to design their own project that benefits animals, people and the environment. Roots & Shoots volunteers are available for school visits, student workshops and can assist you to engage with a host of resources, training, events and grant opportunities to support your projects. If you have any questions or need any help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roots & Shoots: Getting Started
What is Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Australia?
Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Australia is a global network of young people taking action to improve our world. It is a youth-led action program that is currently making a difference in over 50 countries. It builds on Dr. Jane’s legacy and vision of placing the power and responsibility for creating solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.
What does Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots Australia do?
All around the world today, youth are exploring problems in their communities around animals, people and the environment. They are brainstorming solutions and creating projects that will help to solve these problems. The Roots & Shoots program looks different for each and every member around the world. For instance, a project that works for inner city kids in Australia is going to differ enormously from a project in a remote town in Uganda.
What organisation is behind Roots & Shoots Australia?
The Jane Goodall Institute Australia (JGIA) is a registered DGR1 charity and complies with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) regulations on Australian charities. Established in 2007, JGIA is part of the global Jane Goodall Institute network consisting of 25 chapters.
JGIA is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and has adopted a formal Child Safe Framework to ensure the highest standards of child safety. JGIA has eight volunteer non-executive directors, eight (mostly part-time) staff and some 30 regular volunteers.
Why join Roots & Shoots?
- Join a network of 70,000 young environmentalists in almost 100 countries
- Address real issues in your community – acting locally to make change globally!
- Learn to be a leader like Jane Goodall: if you grew up aspiring to be Jane Goodall, Roots & Shoots is a great place to start!
- Get your hands dirty: Roots & Shoots projects include everything from tree planting, beekeeping, and habitat beautification, to fairs and community events
- Make friends with a joint purpose: joining a Roots & Shoots group is a great way to meet people in your community who care about the same things you do. You will also become part of an international community of youth who want to make a difference
- Learn to lead an awesome Roots & Shoots Group: if you’re a teacher, parent, community leader or student, you have the opportunity to be an effective Roots & Shoots leader in your community.
What do you get for signing up to Roots & Shoots?
- A Roots & Shoots resource kit to help kick-start your projects and answer all your questions
- Inspiration and skills to have a positive impact on animals, people and the environment
- Eligibility to apply for a mini grant to fund your Roots & Shoots project
- Updates and news about Roots & Shoots and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia
- Opportunities to connect with like-minded people
- Access to educational resources for your school
- Invitations to events
- Connect with organisations and leaders whose causes you’re interested in
- Receive support from the Roots & Shoots State Coordinators and local youth leaders
How can I join Roots & Shoots Australia?
Interested in engaging with the Roots and Shoots Australia program? We’d love to have you as a part of the family! Register your details by clicking on the following LINK and one of our friendly team will get in touch with you.
What other programs are available for my school with Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots?
Enjoyed your time with us? We have so much more to offer! From Habitat Workshops, campaigns like Thumbs Up For Turtles, community tree planting and revegetation days, mini grants to support your own local projects with volunteer support, the opportunities really are endless.