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Happy Birthday Dr Jane!

Dear Members, To create a better world for all living things is the greatest gift we can give to our Founder. On April 3, Jane turns the grand age of 86 years. In the 60 years since her arrival at Gombe National Park to study chimpanzees, Jane not only showed the urgent need to protect chimpanzees […]

Useful and fun ways to up-cycle in your home

We throw away or send for recycling hundreds of tonnes of rubbish every week. The more we recycle, the less ends up in landfill, polluting the landscape and environment. But even better than recycling is to reuse or up-cycle as much as you can in the first place! Up-cycling can be fun, it can be […]

A message to our members in this difficult time

Dear Members, I’m reaching out to you at this extremely difficult and uncertain time in all our lives, not just on a national level, but global too. I understand you must be feeling worried and fearful of how things will turn out but I want you to know that R&S is here to support you […]

6 ways to help wildlife in spring

Spring is a wonderful, magical time of year. Green shoots suddenly spring from bare earth. Buds appear on barren trees. The quiet air is quickly filled with the trilling of birds, and it all appears to come from nowhere.  In truth, nature was just hiding out of sight, waiting for the cold winter months to […]

Exciting grants available for nature projects

Our partners at Grow Wild UK are looking for creative people aged 14-18 who are buzzing with project ideas to help the environment. Is this you? Grow Wild is offering £500 grants for creative projects anywhere in the UK. They’re looking for creative ideas that demonstrate why UK native plants and fungi are so special. […]

An Inspiring Day at our UAE Awards

Our Roots & Shoots UAE Awards, supported by NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) was held at the beautiful Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi in the presence of Dr Jane Goodall who presented 12 awards to UAE school members. The following schools put up inspiring displays: Al Ittihad National Private School, Abu Dhabi; Al Rawafed Private School; American […]

Bring colour and wildlife to your school and help our bees and other pollinators

This year, we have partnered once again with the national education initiative, Grow Wild, to supply your school with free UK native wildflower seeds in April 2020. You will also receive an email with step-by-step growing advice to help your group grow flowers this year and next. We love to inspire positive actions for nature with new learning, community […]

Great garden birdwatch

Every year, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) organises the Great Garden Birdwatch. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know the birds that visit your garden, park, balcony or school grounds, and you’ll be helping scientists find out more about birds in the UK too. UPDATE! The results from the 2019 […]

Eco-friendly New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no time like now to make a few changes in your life that will help animals, people and the planet. The key to making resolutions you can keep is to pick a few and make them achievable. Small, incremental goals are more likely to stick, and […]