Terrawatu partners with Roots & Shoots, a project of the Jane Goodall Institute, to expand our environmental education programs throughout Arusha District.
Roots and Shoots’ mission in Tanzania is to share and extend the understanding of natural environments and human communities thus enabling coexistence and effect positive change through Chimpanzee and wildlife research, conservation and economic development and education. Roots and Shoots works to engage and inspire youth and communities through their field expeditions, conservation clubs, community services and service learning methods.
Through this collaboration Terrawatu facilitates the creation of Roots and Shoots clubs, projects focused on encouraging youth’s interest and capacity in maintaining the Tanzanian ecosystem, in the schools and villages that Terrawatu currently works in. The classroom component utilizes the computer labs that Terrawatu has established to promote investigation and sharing environmental ideas with students around the globe. Terrawatu’s Project Coordinator, Ms. Angella Marcel speaks frequently at Roots & Shoots events in Arusha and organizes field trips for student leaders to visit each other at their schools sites and share success stories.