Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday, October 21, 2011
Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011 8:00 AM -
Saturday, October 22, 2011 6:00 PM (Central Time)

Omni Royal New Orleans Hotel
(504) 529-5333
621 St. Louis Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70140
United States

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From October 21 - 22, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute will host the second annual Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit for community leaders and service learning professionals.

Through fun, interactive workshops and activities, the Summit provides participants with opportunities to:
  • Learn the Roots & Shoots method of environmental service learning,
  • Learn best practices for community centered conservation,
  • Gain new skills and resources to start and mentor a Roots & Shoots group, and
  • Interact with experts in science and sustainable development.
Networking with other leaders from across North America including Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States, participants will leave not only leave with new skills and tools, but also with relationships that will last a lifetime.

2011 Keynote Speakers

This year the Summit will feature two keynote speakers, Bill Wallauer of the Jane Goodall Institute, and Tim Duggan of  the Make it Right Foundation. Mr. Wallauer, an enthusiastic storyteller, will share stories from the field, stories of Chimpanzee life at Gombe, as well as the work that the Jane Goodall Institute is doing to help people in Tanzania, and to save Chimpanzees from extinction. Mr. Duggan will speak on the importance of service and community based programming, as well as sustainable development in the rebuilding of New Orleans after hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Pre-Summit Service Project in the Lower Ninth Ward
A new addition this year, this Pre-Summit Service project is also planned in collaboration with the Make It Right Foundation. Held on October 20, participants will have the opportunity to travel Make it Right to their neighborhood in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. They will see some of the new environmentally designed homes that have been built there, and go to one of three service project sites. A limited number of spots are available for this wonderful opportunity, so act fast and add this to your registration today! An additional fee of $30.00 will be added to help defray costs.

About Bill Wallauer
Bill Wallauer offers a unique and fascinating view of life among wild chimpanzees. For 15 years, Bill spent just about every waking hour of every day following the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, capturing the intimate details of their daily life. Much of his footage is unprecedented - including capturing a live birth on tape.

Bill has served as camera operator and scientific adviser for more than 30 productions including BBC/Animal Planet's Chimp Week. He also shot the closing sequence for BBC/Discovery's 10-part series, Planet Earth. Currently he is working as a lead camera and consultant for DisneyNature-Chimpanzee to be released in 2012. Today, Bill is sought after as a spellbinding speaker for both adults and youth. His infectious personality, great stories, and jaw-dropping chimpanzee multimedia presentation help audiences understand how chimpanzees are so like us - sharing 98 percent of our DNA and so many of our personality traits. Bill's passion for the chimps he knows so intimately truly makes him the Jane Goodall Institute's "Chimp Champion."

About the Jane Goodall Institute
Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

About Tim Duggan, ASLA
Tim Duggan has been working in New Orleans for the last two and half years where he helped develop affordable LEED Platinum Landscapes for the Make it Right Foundation. He worked extensively with multiple community organizations and individuals at a variety of scales, from regenerative residential garden designs to citywide infrastructure initiatives that serve as showcases for sustainable recovery and development.

His professional career began in the midwest with BNIM Architects, 2011 AIA Firm of the Year, where he collaborated on a wide range of sustainable based projects from complex disaster recovery planning initiatives to natural systems based urban design strategies. His Landscape Architecture expertise is focused on the application of innovative stormwater management techniques, sustainable land-use planning and comprehensive community engagement design processes. Duggan has served as a speaker and guest critic on sustainable site solutions at GreenBuild 2009, National Black Caucus 2010, WEFTEC 2010, Reinvention New Orleans 2010, and has served as adjunct professors and guest critics at Tulane University, Kansas State University, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Tim has been involved with numerous Community organizations in Kansas City and New Orleans area focused on urban revitalization, micro farming and sustainable education and outreach.

About the Make it Right Foundation

Make It Right
was launched by actor Brad Pitt in December, 2007 to help residents of the Lower 9th Ward rebuild their lives and community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The initial goal of the Foundation is to build at least 150 affordable, green and storm-resistant homes for families who lived in the Lower 9th Ward when the hurricane hit. 

All of the Make It Right homes have been certified LEED platinum, the highest designation for energy efficiency and sustainability awarded by the US Green Building Council.  This makes the Make It Right project the “largest, greenest neighborhood of single family homes” in America according to the USGBC.

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