“ROOTS AND SHOOTS”the fifth and sixth grade class

This program is a chapter of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and resources for creating practical solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.

This is a unique program where our first through sixth grade children are encouraged to develop their leadership skills as well as their awareness of the world around them. Children are encouraged to use technology to map out community needs in order to find the places where a campaign or service project can help people, animals, or the environment. Then, they take action.

The program promotes a respect for the interconnectedness of all living things as well as a sense for the sacredness of our earth. Teachers use storytelling, arts and crafts, songs, and interactive activities to facilitate an environment of fun, trust, and learning.

This class also enthusiastically produces and performs the annual UUFN Holiday Pageant in December.