Dr. Jane Goodall believes it is essential that parents and other mentors of children guide them to make meaningful connections with the natural world. To help accomplish this, she has initiated a program called Roots and Shoots, now in 29 countries. Joining her in expressing the importance of enabling children to form a close relationship with nature are Dr. Sylvia Earle, world-renowned marine biologist, Lee Cole, naturalist and children’s guide at Hidden Villa Farm and Wilderness Preserve in California, and Jeff Rutherford, director of the Marine Research Institute, a ship and shore program for children on San Francisco Bay.
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Music by Paul Lloyd Warner
SIX OF THESE VIDEOS were produced by the Foundation for Global Community, an educational public benefit foundation, and appeared on PBS television stations throughout the United States. One program, Images for Reflection, is a compilation of seven shorter pieces. All can be viewed in their entirety on this site.
DVDs may be ordered from Genesis Farm, fostering Earth literacy and Transition culture.