|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 15, 2013.|
|Who can Attend:||Students, teachers, and parents. Students must be in Grades 4 through 12 to attend.
NEW this year: bring your whole class (up to 30 students) as a delegation.
|Cost:||$20 per person (plus HST) due by May 10, 2013.
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. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Payments by cheque can be made to "Science North: Roots & Shoots"
|Registrations:||Registrations will be available online after April 9, 2013. The deadline to register is May 10, 2013.|
|Workshops:||Workshop descriptions will be available online after April 9, 2013.|
For Inquiries and Information, Please Contact:
Online registration begins April 9, 2013.
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. Secondary school students: You will be eating your lunch on the bus ride over to your field trip.
There is a mandatory field trip portion to the conference and all participants will be expected to take part in this outdoor activity, rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.
While we will make every effort to assign your group to the workshops requested, the Roots and 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.