Stories that we think you’ll find interesting and inspiring

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day 2018 – hosted by the town of Andover

Posted on September 14th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Every year on September 21st, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world gather together to celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live …

The racing ship charting ocean microplastic

Posted on September 7th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

With awareness of plastic in our oceans rising, more and more people are working to discover exactly how much is polluting our seas and where it’s located. One unusual but brilliant way to do this AND raise awareness of the problem is the racing yacht Turn the Tide on Plastic …

Eco-friendly back to school ideas

Posted on September 1st, 2018 by Aoife Glass

It’s nearly time to head back to school, and there’s lots to be excited about! New projects, new opportunities to make a difference, more chances to learn about our wonderful world! It’s also a good time for a fresh start, and it’s possible to make even going back to school …

Joshua Railer and his love for nature and animals!

Posted on August 2nd, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

My name is Joshua Railer and I am 12 years old. Since I was a toddler I have always been interested in nature and wildlife of all shapes and sizes.

I first became truly interested in wildlife after watching Sir David Attenborough, I was inspired by his documentaries and started to draw …

Win a Family holiday in Borneo

Posted on July 5th, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

We are delighted to share a wonderful opportunity with you.

Our partners at National Geographic Kids Magazine are encouraging you to get creative and win some amazing prizes!

Ready to win a trip of a lifetime?

Well, if you love taking photos, this is the competition for you!

It’s time to get snappy……


Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

The Roots & Shoots education program has been existing in Slovakia for nearly two school years. This last school year 10 schools were involved in the program, within which the primary and secondary school students helped revive local communities across Slovakia. The students teams under the leadership of their teachers …

Fascinating foxgloves

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 by Aoife Glass

If you’ve been out wandering in the woods or countryside, the chances are you’ve spotted the tall, colourful foxglove which is in bloom in the warm months of June and July.

These flowers aren’t just beautiful to look at, they’re also a source of food for many species and the original source …

Stag Beetle-ing about

Posted on June 5th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Around May to August is when the Stag Beetles come out.

The UK’s largest species of beetle, they are rare to the point of being endangered with very few left in most parts of the UK. In other countries in Europe, they’ve become extinct in the wild.

You can’t miss a Stag Beetle. …

Let the Earth be your Classroom

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Looking for a great way to get your students active, inspired by and connected to nature?

Thanks to our wonderful partnership with Earthwatch, we can help you make that happen!

Book now on an Earthwatch Teach Earth team – get to play in the woods for a weekend; enjoy sharing stories and …

How to use your weekly shop to do good

Posted on April 5th, 2018 by Aoife Glass

Often, when we want to help a good cause, we’ll donate money to a charity or a fund or collection. This is important; it helps these organisations do their work and make a big difference. But it’s not the only way you can use your money to help. We spend …

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