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Author: Aoife Glass

5 crafty recycling ideas

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 new lease of life. While there are lots of recycling schemes to help you recycle everything […]

Spring flower spotting

Flowers are beautiful, but there’s so much more to them than just looking pretty! They are an essential source of food for many insects and animals, whether directly through the pollen they contain or indirectly in the fruit they produce once the plant has finished flowering. And many of them also need our help. Unlike […]

5 brilliant citizen science projects for spring

Did you know that you can enjoy wildlife AND help conservation science at the same time? Citizen science projects, where people around the country (or the world) make and record observations, which are then used by scientists for research, are a great way of helping gather important data. For example, if scientists want to know […]

Celebrate Dr Jane’s Birthday

It’s nearly Dr Jane Goodall’s Birthday, and Roots & Shoots around the world will be joining together to help her celebrate. She’ll be turning 82 years old, and it’s the perfect opportunity to reflect on so many years spent helping people, animals and the environment. There are lots of ways you can get involved! Live […]

Amazing women in science – resources

If you love our Inspirational Scientists activity, which is all about women who work in science, technology, engineering, maths and environmental science, then you might be interested in some additional material to help you find out more. https://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk/blog/2016/01/07/inspirational-scientists/   Trowelblazers A brilliant website that was developed to highlight the work of women working in archaeology, […]

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Annual Awards UK 2016

Roots & Shoots UK welcomed Dr Jane Goodall for the 9th annual Roots & Shoots Awards; a celebration of the amazing achievements Roots & Shoots groups across the country have produced through their projects, and a chance to recognise those groups and individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to helping people, animals and the […]

25 years of Roots & Shoots

25 years ago, on the 19th February 1991, Dr Jane Goodall set up the first ever Roots & Shoots group with 12 students from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The students were concerned about some of the problems facing their community and the environment they lived in, and wanted to do something about it urgently. […]

Science in space

At this moment, 220 miles above planet Earth, British astronaut Tim Peake is zooming through space in the International Space Station, or ISS. He blasted off from Kazakstan on  the 15 December 2015 after years of special astronaut training. Tim Peake isn’t the first British astronaut. Dr Helen Sharman, a chemist from Sheffield, became the first […]