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Author: Agent Gediman

The Arctic and Antarctic Animals- TASIS

Roots & Shoots Wildlife Club members have been learning about two important areas on our planet. The Arctic and Antarctic are both important to the balance of life on our planet. Both of these areas are feeling the effects of climate change. The Arctic is showing big areas of melting ice, which is causing habitat loss […]

TASIS Roots & Shoots Wildlife Club Annual Duck Hatching

Each year, our club hatches a small group of ducklings. The purpose of this activity is for each child to experience the development of a duckling from egg to hatch, and then to learn all about the personalities of the ducklings. Students also help care for the ducklings. The eggs are donated from a lovely […]

Raising Funds for Hope for Paws

Two students in our Fourth Grade (Year 5) decided to take positive action to help a charity they had learned about from an older sibling of one of the girls. Hope for Paws is a caring charity that rescues dogs and sometimes cats, rabbits, and donkeys! Eldad Hagar runs this charity, and he posts all […]

Bug Hotel at TASIS

TASIS Roots & Shoots Wildlife Club members decided to build a bug hotel for our school garden. We thought that this would not only be a good home for insects to live in, but it would be a good place for animals, such as a hedgehog to find food! We are hoping to have two […]

Peace Day 2017 At TASIS

This year, once again, all Lower School and Middle School students met outside on the 21st of September to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace, led by our Roots & Shoots members. We got out our giant Peace Dove, reattached the wings, and suddenly it came to life. The dove was help up […]

Explorer Environmentalist Robert Swan Speaks to TASIS Students!

Roots & Shoots lead teacher, Wendy Gediman, has been to Antarctica three times with explorer/environmentalist, Robert Swan. The goals of these expeditions have all been tied to educating young people about sustainable energy. Another goal is getting the message across that it is important to protect Antarctica, which is the last untouched continent on earth, […]

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation- Protecting Snow Leopards

Twice a year, Jo Elphick, from David Shepherd Wildlife comes to work with our TASIS Roots & Shoots students. Her speciality is teaching the children about endangered animals, especially those that David Shepherd Wildlife works to help in their native land. This visit was a lesson on snow leopards. These beautiful animals are very endangered, […]

Ducklings! at TASIS

Each year, our Roots & Shoots Wildlife Club hatches ducklings to learn about the unique character of these beautiful creatures. The eggs are donated by Matt at Lower Shaw Farm in Swindon. He also takes the ducklings back when they are a month old, as they are then released to roam freely on his children’s […]

Protecting Antarctic Wildlife and Environment

TASIS students in our Roots & Shoots group recently explored facts about Antarctica, including both wildlife and the physical environment. Their Roots & Shoots leader, Ms. Gediman, recently returned from her third trip to Antarctica. Her trip was an environmental expedition, testing renewable technology in the interior of Antarctica. Her previous trips on the Antarctic […]