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

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE Newsletter Winter 2018

    Dear Members,

    As we approach the end of another busy, but productive year, it’s always wise to take a few moments of reflection out of our demanding schedules.

    We lead such hectic lives these days that we often miss the things that are right in front
    of us. Technology, for all its advances, hasn’t helped this process. More often than not, it has indeed added to …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE Newsletter Winter 2018

    Dear Members,

    As we approach the end of another busy, but productive year, it’s always wise to take a few moments of reflection out of our demanding schedules.

    We lead such hectic lives these days that we often miss the things that are right in front
    of us. Technology, for all its advances, hasn’t helped this process. More often than not, it has indeed added to …

  • Mission Update

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

    Damers First School – Christmas Plastic Free Community Lunch

    Four Damers First School Children represented the school on their campaign of making Dorset Plastic Free. They gave a presentation about their environmental work and asked 60 people from different community organisations across Dorchester to support their Plastic Free Dorchester Campaign. The organisations were asked to give up single use plastics or find alternatives within the spaces they use for meetings and events. Since the presentation lots of organisations have been in contact and have agreed to support their campaign.

     

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots UAE Newsletter Winter 2018

    Dear Members,

    As we approach the end of another busy, but productive year, it’s always wise to take a few moments of reflection out of our demanding schedules.

    We lead such hectic lives these days that we often miss the things that are right in front
    of us. Technology, for all its advances, hasn’t helped this process. More often than not, it has indeed added to …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Local Safari

    This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

    Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

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

    Featured School: Mad Hatters Nursery – never too young to make a positive difference!

    Mad Hatters nursery is fortunate enough to have a wonderful outdoor space filled with two beautiful, white rabbits called Marshmallow and Sweetie, as well as lots of children’s toys, swings and Wendy-houses. Looking after the rabbits and any other insects found in the play area is encouraged.

    Throughout the year the little ones regularly check their digging patch and bug hotel for new guests. Pieces of bark, wood and stone are collected and added to the bug hotel so it’s forever being extended to make room for more guests. Black Beetles, …

  • 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 Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Newsletter Winter 2018

    Dear Members,

    As we approach the end of another extremely hectic but productive year, it’s always wise to take a few moments of reflection out of our busy schedules.

    We lead such hectic lives these days that we often miss the things that are right in front of us. Technology, for all its advances, hasn’t helped this process. More often than not, it has indeed added to our already heavy workload. Commitment to digital gadgets and what is now described as ‘screen time’ has …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Sloths & the Amazon

    Deforestation – it’s effect on climate change and animal species – was the theme of this weeks’ workshop. As such, we chatted about the Amazon rainforest in South America because it’s the most biodiverse environment on earth and home to an incredible array of captivating, colourful creatures, as well as many endangered species. Brazil, which holds 60% of the Amazon, is the fourth largest emitter of carbon dioxide on the planet resulting from clearing and burning areas of the rainforest within its borders, so it’s something worth giving thought to especially when thinking of the future….

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Newsletter Winter 2018

    Dear Members,

    As we approach the end of another extremely hectic but productive year, it’s always wise to take a few moments of reflection out of our busy schedules.

    We lead such hectic lives these days that we often miss the things that are right in front of us. Technology, for all its advances, hasn’t helped this process. More often than not, it has indeed added to our already heavy workload. Commitment to digital gadgets and what is now described as ‘screen time’ has …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Local Safari

    This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

    Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

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

    Featured School: Mad Hatters Nursery – never too young to make a positive difference!

    Mad Hatters nursery is fortunate enough to have a wonderful outdoor space filled with two beautiful, white rabbits called Marshmallow and Sweetie, as well as lots of children’s toys, swings and Wendy-houses. Looking after the rabbits and any other insects found in the play area is encouraged.

    Throughout the year the little ones regularly check their digging patch and bug hotel for new guests. Pieces of bark, wood and stone are collected and added to the bug hotel so it’s forever being extended to make room for more guests. Black Beetles, …

  • 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

    WORLD FAMOUS CONSERVATIONIST INSPIRES ACS COBHAM STUDENTS

    Students from ACS Cobham International School, aged six to 18, enjoyed a visit from Dr. Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most famous conservationists and scientists.

    Internationally recognised for her environmental work and continued research into wild chimpanzees, Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace gave a presentation to ACS Cobham students about her conservation projects and the educational programme Roots & Shoots, which she formed in 1991.

    Roots & Shoots aims to …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Stick Man fun in the woods

    Primary 1 went on their first school trip this week! We have been reading the story ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson, so off we went on our very own Stick Man adventure! We went to Arnhall Moss with the local ranger Alison, it was very cold but we were wrapped up warm. Alison showed us all sorts of interesting things in the woods. She showed us the ‘witches brooms’ in the birch trees which we all thought were nests and we spotted some fungus growing on the trees that looked …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    WORLD FAMOUS CONSERVATIONIST INSPIRES ACS COBHAM STUDENTS

    Students from ACS Cobham International School, aged six to 18, enjoyed a visit from Dr. Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most famous conservationists and scientists.

    Internationally recognised for her environmental work and continued research into wild chimpanzees, Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace gave a presentation to ACS Cobham students about her conservation projects and the educational programme Roots & Shoots, which she formed in 1991.

    Roots & Shoots aims to …

  • Featured Activity

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

    Local Safari

    This activity will help students understand some of the obvious and lesser-known creatures which live in their local area, and gain insight as to how these animals provide food for one another. This could encompass a simple forage around the school grounds, or could be expanded to a half-day visit to the beach, forest or park. Don’t be put off if you’re city-based – you’ll find just as much biodiversity, often more, if you look hard enough!

    Keith Edkins [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Featured School

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

    Featured School: Mad Hatters Nursery – never too young to make a positive difference!

    Mad Hatters nursery is fortunate enough to have a wonderful outdoor space filled with two beautiful, white rabbits called Marshmallow and Sweetie, as well as lots of children’s toys, swings and Wendy-houses. Looking after the rabbits and any other insects found in the play area is encouraged.

    Throughout the year the little ones regularly check their digging patch and bug hotel for new guests. Pieces of bark, wood and stone are collected and added to the bug hotel so it’s forever being extended to make room for more guests. Black Beetles, …

  • 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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