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

    Veganuary hints and tips

    Veganuary is an annual event that encourages people to try veganism for the whole month of January, hence the name!


    What is veganism?
    Veganism is a lifestyle and belief system that holds that all animal life is precious and valuable, and therefore humans should not do anything to harm or affect any and all animals.

     

    Most people know that vegans …

    Over Farm produce: The vegetables and fruits even have their "Food Miles" on display for the discerning shopper. By Jonathan Billinger [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
  • 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!

    It Appears to be Working

    12th December 2018
    ‘Wow’ was the resounding sound the children made when I explained that chimpanzees are from the same family as us. Watching their little faces light up we chatted about how special chimpanzees are; that they use tools to get food and can walk on two legs but spend most of their time swinging in trees. One child asked if they’re like our brothers and sisters but I explained that they’re more like distant cousins. Imparting that we share 98.8% DNA with chimps is a bit too complicated …

  • News from HQ

    All the latest from Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

    Roots & Shoots partners again with Grow Wild!!

    Transform your school with free wildflower seeds
    Bring the benefits of wildflowers to your school
     

    The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme is supporting Grow Wild to get people growing wildflowers together – and your school is invited to be part of this huge campaign!

    Grow Wild is giving your school the opportunity to apply for a free wildflower seed kit with everything you need to get sowing and growing with your students.

    Apply Now for using their online form. Or visit the Grow Wild website to find out more.

    Already, 30,000 …

  • 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

    Roots & Shoots partners again with Grow Wild!!

    Transform your school with free wildflower seeds
    Bring the benefits of wildflowers to your school
     

    The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme is supporting Grow Wild to get people growing wildflowers together – and your school is invited to be part of this huge campaign!

    Grow Wild is giving your school the opportunity to apply for a free wildflower seed kit with everything you need to get sowing and growing with your students.

    Apply Now for using their online form. Or visit the Grow Wild website to find out more.

    Already, 30,000 …

  • Around the World

    Updates from Roots & Shoots activities around the world

  • Mission Update

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

    Tusks

    5th December 2018
    The WWF estimate that around 20,000 African elephants are killed each year for their ivory – an average of 55 a day. During the 1970’s large-scale poaching of black rhinos saw their populations decline from around 70,000 to 2,410 in 1995 – a 96% decline over that 25 year period. The current population of black rhinos is now 5,458 resulting from successful conservation efforts over the more recent 25 years, but these wonderful animals still need help – especially if we want the next generation to grow up …

  • 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 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

  • Mission Update

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

    Sensory Garden

    We have worked with a local contractor to transform a once inaccessible area of our site into a beautiful sensory garden. The children love it as a place for learning and quiet.

  • 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
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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