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Writing about nature, sharing the passion

One of our amazing Roots & Shoots ambassadors, Dara McAnulty, recently won the prestigious Wainwright Prize for his amazing book ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’.  Dara lives in Northern Ireland and is passionate about the natural world. He’s an environmental campaigner and has worked to address biodiversity loss and raptor persecution, winning him an RSPB […]

Happy Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots International Peace Day!

On this United Nations International Day of Peace September 21, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace shares her thoughts during one of the most difficult times in our shared history. As we face violence, COVID-19, inequities and injustices for people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and […]

Disposable vs reusable masks

This article was originally published on the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots in the UAE website The covid-19 pandemic has thrown us all into a very strange world. Environmentally speaking, global lockdowns brought great benefits as cars and aeroplanes were left on their driveways and runways, but the pandemic has brought something else with it […]

Peace Day 2020 – we can still celebrate!

This September 21st, we might not be able to gather together to fly our giant doves but we can certainly celebrate Peace day, and indeed, make it a special day! This year is more important than ever to unite (even from afar), and the theme couldn’t be more fitting – ‘Shaping Peace Together’  Here at […]

Outdoor responsibility: Respect, protect and enjoy!

Getting out into nature is great. It’s great for your health, both physical and mental, and it’s also great for the discoveries you make. It’s also not just for you, but for everyone to enjoy and it’s a home for all sorts of wonderful creatures. So, when we are out and about having fun, investigating […]

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 […]

End of school year message, Tara Golshan, ED

Thank you for all your hard work in these unprecedented times.   For never giving up and for finding creative ways of working on your Roots & Shoots projects during this Pandemic.   Onwards and upwards. We look forward to seeing you again in September.   Have a lovely Summer break. Tara Golshan Executive Director, Education  

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. […]