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Get £500 for your creative project!

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 be inspired by UK […]

Discovering Teach Earth

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 Teach Earth weekends in 2019. […]

Antarctica: not just an icy wasteland

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! Check out Discovering Antarctica, a great […]

Grow fungus with Grow Wild UK!

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 against other […]

Veganuary hints and tips

Veganuary is an annual event that encourages people to try veganism for the whole month of January, hence the name! What is veganism? Veganism is a lifestyle and belief system that holds that all animal life is precious and valuable, and therefore humans should not do anything to harm or affect any and all animals. […]

Roots & Shoots partners again with Grow Wild!!

Transform your school with free wildflower seeds Bring the benefits of wildflowers to your school   The Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme is supporting Grow Wild to get people growing wildflowers together – and your school is invited to be part of this huge campaign! Grow Wild is giving your school the opportunity to […]

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Newsletter Winter 2018

Dear Members, As we approach the end of another extremely hectic but productive year, it’s always wise to take a few moments of reflection out of our busy schedules. We lead such hectic lives these days that we often miss the things that are right in front of us. Technology, for all its advances, hasn’t […]


Students from ACS Cobham International School, aged six to 18, enjoyed a visit from Dr. Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most famous conservationists and scientists. Internationally recognised for her environmental work and continued research into wild chimpanzees, Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace gave a presentation […]