News from Roots & Shoots Mission Control

Roots & Shoots at the Wild For Life exhibition in Prague

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

If we want to end the illegal wildlife trade, we need to change attitudes and motivate people to make informed choices that don’t threaten biodiversity.

That’s the aim of Wild for Life, a campaign started in 2016 by UN Environment, and Tara is in Prague to represent Roots & Shoots at the …

Featured activity: Where does your food come from?

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our Iceworld Activities, and is about looking at the food we eat and where it comes from – AKA food miles. …

Featured activity: create a radio/tv advert for Fairtrade

Posted on June 5th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our People Activities, and is all about Fairtrade. Your students may have seen the Fairtrade logo on food packages in the shops, but do they know what it means, and how the shopping choices they make can help people around the world?…

Featured Activity – Breaking the Bag Habit

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle activities, and is an activity all about the impact disposable plastic bags have on the environment, and how to reduce your use of them.

Carrying out this activity will help students see how many plastic bags are used every day …

Featured activity inspirational scientists

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our People Activities, and highlights the inspirational work of female scientists, conservationists and experts around the world.

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how one person can make a difference in the world but there are hundreds of …

Featured Activity: Make a Bee Friendly Garden

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Paul Ratcliffe

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

Featured activity: what lives in forests?

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

This activity is one of our Forest Activities, and is a great opportunity for your and your students to get outside into local

‘How to build the ultimate forest den’ from Forest Holidays


Students will conduct a biodiversity survey, discovering …

The wonderful Roots & Shoots Awards 2017

Posted on March 9th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

On Friday 3rd March, Roots & Shoots groups from around the UK descended on the iconic Barbican Centre in London for the annual Roots & Shoots Awards, and were joined by Dr Jane Goodall herself.

Photo by Roger Marks

All …

Featured Activity: My PET project

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 by Aoife Glass

We use them every day, but plastic PET bottles like the ones used for bottled water, fizzy drinks and toiletries can cause harm to wildlife and take hundreds of years to decompose.

Roots & Shoots around the World – Abu Dhabi update

Posted on February 4th, 2017 by Aoife Glass

Roots & Shoots is a global youth movement, which means there are young people like you all around the world organising projects, raising money, campaigning and more to help make things better for people, animals and the environment.

Our sister group, Roots & Shoots Abu Dhabi, have lots of great projects …

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