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Fun events & outdoor activities for the summer holidays

Posted on July 29th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Looking for something fun to do on your summer holidays? There are loads of brilliant free activities all across the country that you can join in with run by various organisations and charities. Not only will they get you outside and enjoying nature, they’re also perfect for learning about and …

7 easy and fun summer holiday mini-adventures for kids

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Hooray! It’s finally the summer holidays! July and August brings with it endless days for exploring, playing, discovering and generally having fun. We love a good adventure, and in our opinion, all the best adventures take place outside in nature. Fresh air, sunshine and wildlife – the perfect combination!

Build and garden den …

9 Critically Endangered Species in the UK

Posted on July 17th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

If you’re used to thinking about endangered species as things like lions, bears, giraffes and so on, you might be surprised to hear that there are several critically endangered species in the UK.

critically endangered species in …

Fun summer fundraising ideas

Posted on July 9th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Fundraising is a simple way you can help people, animals and the environment. Donating money to good causes and charities allows them to continue their important work, and raising the money in the first place can be fun!

We’ve collected a few …

Why do we have seasons?

Posted on May 30th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Spring, summer, autumn, winter – the year is split up into 4 very distinct seasons in the UK, and each has it’s own weather and signs you can spot. Spring means lots of rain, trees coming into leaf, flowers starting to bloom and animals waking up. Summer means warmer weather …

Will you take on the #30DaysWild challenge?

Posted on May 19th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Go wild! #30DayWild Copyright The Wildlife Trusts

This June, we want to challenge you to do something wild every day. Are you up for it?

The #30DaysWild challenge is the idea of The Wildlife Trusts, an environmental …

The Worm at the Bottom of your Garden

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

‘There’s a worm at the bottom of your garden, and his name is Wiggly-Woo.’

It’s a song that’s popular with kids all across the UK, and it shows just how much we are fascinated by earthworms. When we’re little, we’re …

Meet the unexpected pollinators

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Do you know what pollinates these 3 plants? L to …

3 simple guerrilla gardening ideas to brighten up the world!

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Copyright Mia Judkins via Flickr

You might be forgiven for mistaking the guerrilla in the title of this post for gorilla, what with Roots & Shoots’ association with renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall. But we can assure …

5 crafty recycling ideas

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by Aoife Glass

Reduce, reuse, recycle – the three magic ‘R’ words are one of the major ways of reducing the amount of energy we use, and the amount of waste we produce. It saves precious resources, and gives old products a …

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