Stories that we think you’ll find interesting and inspiring

What causes wildfires?

Posted on April 26th, 2019 by Aoife Glass

Intense heat and bright hot flames that consume everything in their path; trees, grass, forests, houses – everything! Wildfires are an awesome and terrifying phenomenon, but what causes them, what can we do to avoid them and what is their impact on the environment?

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Brilliant books for young environment champions

Posted on April 11th, 2019 by Aoife Glass

Looking for some reading to inspire, inform and engage young environment champions? Look no further! We’ve selected some of our favourite books for children and young people on a range of subjects from climate change to conservation and everything in between.

Jane Goodall: an extraordinary life
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Join us for SKYPE In the Classroom for a live chat with Dr. Jane!

Posted on April 1st, 2019 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Hello Roots & Shoots Friends!

We’re excited to partner with @SkypeClassroom for TWO FREE LIVE broadcasts with our …

Good news stories!

Posted on March 31st, 2019 by Aoife Glass

It’s easy to get down about things; bad news seems to be everywhere and it’s hard to stay hopeful. But if you look beyond the doom and gloom, there are actually lots of uplifting stories out there that’ll show that things are getting better, and people have to power to …

7 simple things you can do to live a greener life

Posted on March 22nd, 2019 by Aoife Glass

Reducing the impact you have on the planet doesn’t have to be hard: there are plenty of small but important changes you can make to the way you live that can help.

If we ALL made those changes, think of how big a change that would …

Get crafty and raise money for a good cause!

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Aoife Glass

If you’re looking to raise some money for a good cause then making and selling something is a great idea!

What to make

There are LOADS of things you could make and sell, from fabric bags and …

Get £500 for your creative project!

Posted on February 26th, 2019 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Aged 14-25? Get funding and support to lead a creative project inspired by wildflowers or fungi… Boost your CV, confidence and skills.

Kew’s Grow Wild programme is offering £500 grants that put you in charge to do something great in your community. Projects should be creative, actively engage other people, and …

Discovering Teach Earth

Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Earthwatch have been working with Roots & Shoots since 2010 offering teachers and educators who have shown outstanding contributions in the Awards Programme, fully funded places on our Teach Earth training weekends. We are thrilled to once again be supporting this fantastic programme by offering another 3 places on our …

Antarctica: not just an icy wasteland

Posted on February 18th, 2019 by Aoife Glass

It’s a vast continent that pretty much everyone has heard of. It’s mostly snowy and white, it has penguins, and reaching the south pole at its centre is one of the big adventures that many explorers aim for.

But there’s a lot more to this fascinating continent than that!

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Grow fungus with Grow Wild UK!

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Chief Agent Marcheva

Grow fungus with us!

Do you have the skills to grow fungi and produce edible mushrooms? Can you get a team of five together that has what it takes?

Already, over 7,000 workplace and school teams have joined Kew’s @GrowWildUK campaign.

Apply today for your free grow-your-own ‘fungus lab’:

You could even battle …

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