Welcome to Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots,

the education programme for young people. Roots & Shoots encourages children to implement practical positive change for people, animals and the environment by providing teachers with free resources and activities.

Find out more about Roots & Shoots and share your school’s story to win a Roots & Shoots Award.


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  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Take a closer look…

    A colleague of mine was in the news last week after discovering a new species of wasp. Whilst that’s quite interesting, it’s not particularly newsworthy, given the vast number of …

    Taxidermied Long-beaked echidna
  • Around the World

    Updated from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Xeriscaping

    As well as being a great word (first coined in Denver, Colorado), xeriscaping is also a great idea. It is a set of principles to help landscape and plant gardens …

    Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market, Essex, England by ukgardenphotos
  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Maple Class Learning about Sloths

    We are a Reception class of 29 lovely children from Norwich, in the east of England. The children are all 4 and 5 years old. We share a big book …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Roots & Shoots International Leadership Event

    In 2013 Dr Jane Goodall was invited to give a talk at the St George’s House Annual Lecture in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in the UK. This led …

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Wildlife Gardens: Make a Bee Friendly Garden

    Can you build a home for some solitary bees, and a garden that is attractive to bees to provide them with much needed food?

    Home for Solitary Bees
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work …

    Fashion Show Participants from Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School; photo credit @Roger Marks Photography
  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Bombiculture

    Honeybees have been in the news alot, but what about their cuddly cousin – the bumblebee? They’ve received less attention, perhaps we think that since they don’t produce honey, we …

    Bumblebee on a flower by Lynn.art
  • Around the World

    Updated from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Home Super Agents – ARK in Motion

    Not of the biblical boat type but as Acts of Random Kindness which have a similar outcome but on a smaller scale. This has been a busy month for our …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Please Join Us for Our First Roots & Shoots Workshop

    Please book early to avoid disappointment!

    Look forward to seeing you there!

    the Roots & Shoots Team

  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Wildlife Gardens: Make a Bee Friendly Garden

    Can you build a home for some solitary bees, and a garden that is attractive to bees to provide them with much needed food?

    Home for Solitary Bees
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work …

    Fashion Show Participants from Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School; photo credit @Roger Marks Photography
  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa
  • Fresh from the Blog

    Stories that we think you'll find interesting and inspiring

    Taxonomy – dull, stuffy, boring?

    Taxonomists face a huge task. Just 1.5 million of the estimated 8.7million species on the planet have been catalogued- yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

    butterfly drawer
  • Around the World

    Updated from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

    News from our members. Every story is eligible for an award!

    Liverpool John Moores University Greenpeace Society Update

    The Liverpool John Moores University Greenpeace Society, LJMU Greenpeace, have participated in many campaigns and events aimed at improving local biodiversity and decreasing the carbon footprint of our university, both …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Make a Bee Friendly Garden

    This week’s featured activity is all about bees. Bees are a vital part of a garden – without them many flowering plants would not be able to reproduce. The activity …

    The Dustbowl Mission
  • Featured Activity

    Looking for ideas for the classroom? Try our featured activity!

    Wildlife Gardens: Make a Bee Friendly Garden

    Can you build a home for some solitary bees, and a garden that is attractive to bees to provide them with much needed food?

    Home for Solitary Bees
  • Featured School

    Looking at the work of one of our member schools in detail

    St Christopher’s High School, Accrington

    Every term we like to highlight the work of one particular school. We hope that you can feel inspired by their work and feel encouraged to share your own work …

    Fashion Show Participants from Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School; photo credit @Roger Marks Photography
  • Featured Campaign

    Simple ways that you can help people, animals and the environment

    Recycle Your Phone, Build a School!

    Help us to help the children of the Democratic Republic of Congo by recycling your old mobile phone to raise money to build schools. Prizes to be won!

    Graphic: List of things needed to open a school in Africa

 


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