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Take the instructable challenge!

We’ve just created a new resource as part of our twinning programme with schools in the UAE and we’d love you to give it a go! Even if you aren’t twinned yet, you could try it out with each other in your group (it’s a great resource to do at home). Our Instructables resource takes students […]

Celebrating Gombe 60: Discovery, innovation and hope

2020 marks a major milestone for Dr Jane Goodall and the whole Roots & Shoots family around the world; on the 14th of July, it will be 60 years to the day since Jane first set foot in what is now the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. She travelled there as a young woman […]

Overcoming the Nurdles – interview with Suparna Mathur, NYUAD Director of Community Outreach

“If we can change the perspectives of residents, however little, we know these changes plant the seeds for a stronger collective of environmentally conscious residents. ” says Suparna Mathur, Director of Community Outreach at NYUAD and organiser of The Great Nurdles Hunt Initiative, an advocacy initiative promoting marine conservation through community volunteering in the UAE. […]

Get Greening!

Do you have areas or patches of ground near you that look a bit brown or even grey? Well maybe you need to have a go at our new greening activity! As part of our ‘My Local Area’ set of resources, this activity takes you through all you need to get going with greening an […]

Discover amazing stories, and make friends along the way

Our brand new activity ‘My local area over time’ is all about discovering the story of the place you live. Every street, park, village and town has a rich history filled with stories of the people who lived, worked and played there. Discovering those stories, and meeting the people who’ve lived them, is a brilliant […]

Dr. Goodall’s 2020 Commencement Address

Congratulations Class of 2020! As you face the challenges of this ‘unprecedented Spring’,  Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace shares her excitement for your future. Enjoy this virtual commencement speech to honor your achievements.  Together, we will build a better world for people, other animals and the […]

‘SOS from the Kids’ on Britain’s Got Talent

We just loved seeing these young, compassionate and inspiring children on Britain’s Got Talent! SOS from the Kids are a children’ choir formed by brothers Sim and Noah Macaulay. Pre-teen Sim wrote the self-titled track SOS From The Kids after watching David Attenborough’s Climate Change – The Facts. With a little help from his mum Dorry […]

Going Underground on RT – Dr. Jane Goodall on Coronavirus: We Brought This on Ourselves by Disrespecting Nature!

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to world-famous primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall. She discusses how Coronavirus has been brought about by our disrespect of the natural world and animals, how poverty is at the centre of tackling climate change, stopping future pandemics and deforestation, how deforestation is increasing the number of […]

Hunting for Butterflies

The sight of beautiful butterflies and moths fluttering around in the summer sunshine or on moonlit nights is one of our favourite sights. But sadly, like many other plants, animals and insects on Planet Earth, some species of butterfly and moth are endangered. What’s the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Butterflies and moths […]