Roots & Shoots Globally: started by Jane Goodall

Jane was a Professor-at-Large 

with Cornell University from 1996-2002.


During the six-year term of appointment, each Professor-at-Large visits the campus three or four times for a period ranging from one to two weeks under a single mandate - to enliven the intellectual and cultural life of the university.

Roots & Shoots is a program of The Jane Goodall Institute. It was started by Dr. Jane Goodall in 1991 with 16 high school age children from Tanzania. Since then it has grown to more than 8,000 groups in 96 countries. The organization is devoted to empowering youth to do service learning projects helping the environment, animals, or the human community. Each group decides what projects they want to do and they are supported by the Roots & Shoots staff and international network. Jane remains an active part of the organization participating in many Roots & Shoots events and youth summits.