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

    24th November: “Jane” is coming to a cinema near you

    “At the time I wanted to do things which men did and women didn’t.”
    Jane Goodall
    Set to music by the legendary Philip Glass, watch Jane’s incredible journey featuring never-before-seen footage of her early work in Africa.

    Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE Newsletter Winter 2017

    Dear Roots & Shoots Members,

    I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. And Iamsoproudofthe amazing work that you continue to produce for this programme, on a daily basis. The projects covered in this newsletter speak for themselves.

    Two words come to mind when I think of Roots & Shoots; Celebration – of all that we have achieved so far and continue to achieve.

    And, Inspiration. Where does inspiration come from? Who inspires us?

    One person I know is Dr Jane Goodall who has inspired millions of people around the world. What a wonderful legacy. …

  • Mission Update

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

    Charity Christmas cards for Liberia Chimps Rescue

    This December, University of Bristol Roots & Shoots made Christmas cards to support the Liberia Chimp Rescue Project! Our group designed animal-themed cards, which we screen-printed individually onto recycled cards. With lots of sparkles and paint, along with recycled handmade paper, we decorated the cards and sold them around the University. Volunteers from the University even got involved, and we teamed up with the Student Union to run our card-decorating as a micro-volunteering event. As our first small card-making project, we managed to raise £38.92! We can’t wait to use …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Follow an amazing journey to the Antarctic!

    Explorer Sir Rober Swan, his son, and their team are on their way to the South Pole. Along the way they’re braving sub-zero temperatures, hard weather conditions, and a gruelling journey. Not only that, they will be only be using cutting-edge clean energy technologies to survive in one of the harshest environments known on Earth.

    Explorer Robert Swan has a message for Roots & Shoots
    Dr. Jane Goodall – Special Interview

    The South Pole Energy Challenge (SPEC) is part of 2041 Climate Force, a mission by explorer Robert …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Local Environment Mapping

    This activity will help students gain a deeper understanding of the geography, geology, flora and fauna of their local area, working collaboratively. They’ll investigate not only the physical layout of the area, but also what makes up the surface features, and how plants and animals have taken advantage of these features and the resources they provide.

    Example Topographic map (USGS - Public Domain)
  • 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 with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

  • 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

    No Waste November

    Think of all those coffee cups, plastic straws, washing up bottles, packaging around fruit and vegetables, old clothes and unused cosmetics we throw away every day. Think of all of the energy and resources that went into making them, and the amount of waste they generate in landfill.

    If everyone reduced the amount they used and wasted, think about how much of a difference that would make! Think of all the pollution-causing energy that wouldn’t need to be …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    King Kong in Clifton: pedal-powered cinema to help save apes!

    On Sunday October 15th, University of Bristol Roots & Shoots and Ape Alliance teamed up to run a retro cinema extravaganza – a pedal-powered electric bike ‘outdoor’ showing of King Kong (1976). Thanks to Clifton High School, we had a stunning marquee under which volunteers cycled their way to a fun-filled evening. We kicked off the evening with an introduction from Dr Ben Garrod, primatologist and broadcaster, who spoke about the controversial history of apes in film and how this event will support the important work to end the ape …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE Newsletter Winter 2017

    Dear Roots & Shoots Members,

    I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. And Iamsoproudofthe amazing work that you continue to produce for this programme, on a daily basis. The projects covered in this newsletter speak for themselves.

    Two words come to mind when I think of Roots & Shoots; Celebration – of all that we have achieved so far and continue to achieve.

    And, Inspiration. Where does inspiration come from? Who inspires us?

    One person I know is Dr Jane Goodall who has inspired millions of people around the world. What a wonderful legacy. …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Local Environment Mapping

    This activity will help students gain a deeper understanding of the geography, geology, flora and fauna of their local area, working collaboratively. They’ll investigate not only the physical layout of the area, but also what makes up the surface features, and how plants and animals have taken advantage of these features and the resources they provide.

    Example Topographic map (USGS - Public Domain)
  • 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 with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

  • 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

    ‘Jane’ by National Geographic

    Can you imagine was life was like for Dr Jane Goodall when, as a 26-year-old woman, she first journeyed to Gombe to begin her research into the chimpanzees that lived there?

     

    She spent many years integrating herself within the chimpanzee troop that lived there, learning about their lives and getting to know each individual. She wasn’t a trained scientist at that time, but her dedication to discovering more about these amazing animals led her to observations about their …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Hedgehog homes

    On the 11th of October the members of Eco Club at Hounsdown  school made hedgehog houses to allow the hedgehogs to hibernate throughout the winter. The materials were a cardboard box, a bin bag, some bubble wrap and sticks.  First they cut out a 15cm by 15cm door on a cardboard box. Next they cut out air vents in each side of the box.  After that they put a tunnel on the door. Finally before putting the houses outside they insulated  and waterproofed them with bin bags and bubble wrap. …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Newsletter Winter 2017

    Dear members,

    I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. And I am so proud of the amazing work that you continue to produce for this programme, on a daily basis. The projects covered in this newsletter speak for themselves.

    Two words come to mind when I think of Roots & Shoots; Celebration – of all that we have achieved so far and continue to achieve.

    And, Inspiration. Where does inspiration come from? Who inspires us?

    One person I know is Dr Jane Goodall who has inspired millions of people around the world. …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Local Environment Mapping

    This activity will help students gain a deeper understanding of the geography, geology, flora and fauna of their local area, working collaboratively. They’ll investigate not only the physical layout of the area, but also what makes up the surface features, and how plants and animals have taken advantage of these features and the resources they provide.

    Example Topographic map (USGS - Public Domain)
  • 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 with us – you never know, you may become the school of the term yourself next time around!

    This term we would like to highlight the work of St Christopher’s High School, Accrington, our gold award winners from 2013. St Christopher’s are a very active school when it comes to green issues. Back in May 2013, they hosted the Lancashire Children’s …

  • 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
Colin Firth

Supported by Colin Firth

Colin Firth is one of our nation’s national treasures. He has supported Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme for the last seven years and we are privileged to have him as our ambassador. He is a strong advocate for environmental matters and sustainable practice which he employs in all aspects of his life and work.

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