Roots & Shoots

Roots & Shoots
14th Annual Conference

Roots & Shoots - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 Roots & Shoots Conference
May 14, 2014

Inspire, Motivate, Act
Create a better world by changing your community.

Keynote speaker: Molly Burke

Light After Darkness: Overcoming Bullying, Defining Yourself and Helping Others

Molly shares the story of how she overcame the challenges in her life—bullying, mental illness and the loss of her vision—to find hope in her passion for helping others. She tells deeply personal stories about her experiences with bullying and discrimination, and provides strategies for turning stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. Her message inspires audiences to overcome their own obstacles, define who they are and never give up hope.
Learn more about Molly.

What is Roots & Shoots: The Roots & Shoots Conference is an annual conference hosted by Science North, which brings together students and teachers to expose them to ideas, projects and people that can improve the quality of life for all living things in their communities. The conference is inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall and the Roots & Shoots program, which is a global youth action program that engages youth to take positive action for people, animals and the environment.
Where: At Science North, Sudbury, Ontario.
When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
Who can attend: Students, teachers, and parents. Students must be in grades 4 through 12 to attend.
Bring your whole class (up to 30 students) as a delegation.
Cost: $20 per person (plus HST) due by May 9, 2014.

You may pay for your registration over the phone, or in person at our sales desk at Science North.

By Phone: Please call (705) 522-3701 ext: 0 to reach our sales desk.

In Person: Please visit our sales desk at Science North, 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury.

Payments by cheque can be made to "Science North: Roots & Shoots"

Registrations: Registrations will be available online after April 1, 2014. The deadline to register is May 9, 2014.
Workshops: Workshop descriptions will be available online after April 1, 2014.

For inquiries and information, please contact:

Tina Haché
705-522-3701 ext. 295

Letter to Educators Workshop Descriptions Register Online

Things to Know

Online registration begins April 1st, 2014.

Check-in starts at 7:45 a.m. at Science North. The Conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 2:00 p.m.

Bring your own lunch and snacks. You will have approximately half an hour for lunch. Please be environmentally friendly and strive to bring a “garbage-free” lunch.

While we will make every effort to assign your group to the workshops requested, the Roots & Shoots committee reserves the right to make the final decision on which workshop your delegation will be attending.

Please bring a non-perishable food item. The items collected will be donated to the Sudbury Food Bank.

You are responsible for transportation to and from Science North.

Participants must commit themselves to a full day at the conference.

Please be aware that photographs will be taken during the various activities.