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The 14th of July is World Chimpanzee Day, where people around the world unite to celebrate the innate value, complexity and importance of our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom – chimpanzees. IT ALL STARTED WITH DR JANE GOODALL… The day honours the anniversary of the moment in 1960 when 26-year-old Jane Goodall first […]

River Wye SOS

The River Wye is beautiful. Rising from its source in the Welsh mountains at Plynlimon, it travels through the middle of Wales past historical towns like Rhyader, the enters England at Hay-On-Wye, and continues its undulating path down skirting the Forest of Dean until it joins the River Severn near Bristol, 130 miles later. It’s […]

The R&S team welcomes Claire Quarendon

Hello everyone, my name is Claire and I have worked for the Jane Goodall Institute UK for over 20 years. I am usually the first point of contact for supporters, helping to deliver our Chimp Guardian programme, fulfilling merchandise orders and dealing with financial aspects of the organisation.  I am now providing administrative support for Jane Goodall’s Roots […]

Mayfair at TASIS

Each May, our school has a Mayfair where the entire school takes part in either helping out with games, food stalls, entertainment, and other activities. This day is open to the public and it is a great way for our school population to come together with the community that we are part of. The idea […]

Featured project – Bournemouth University’s Pond

Bournemouth University Staff and students from the departments of Archaeology & Anthropology, and Life and Environmental Sciences, have been working hard at St Luke’s Primary school in Bournemouth with their students to create a new wildlife pond area. Students from the school entered a pond design competition and the best designs were selected. We started […]

Throwback project – Mad Hatter’s bug hotel – then and now

In 2018, I wrote about Mad Hatter’s Nursery’s beautiful buzzing bug hotel in their wonderful outdoor space shared with two magical, white rabbits called Marshmallow and Smudge, as well as lots of children’s toys, swings, and Wendy-Houses. Looking after insects and animals found in the play area has always been encouraged. Since then, the children […]

Roots & Shoots – dates for your diary

*World Chimpanzee Day – 14th July The day honours the anniversary of the moment in 1960 when 26-year-old Jane Goodall first stepped foot onto the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Gombe, Tanzania, to study these mysterious and wonderful beings. Jane’s insights that chimpanzees make and use tools, are compassionate, have dynamic personalities and intelligence – […]