What is Roots & Shoots?

What is Roots & Shoots?

Roots creep underground everywhere and make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can break open brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds of thousands of roots & shoots, hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We CAN change the world.

- Dr. Jane

The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Annual Dog Biscuit Bake

The biscuits were donated to the "Above the Notch" Shelter in Littleton, NH






Sunday, November 16, 2014

Water Filtration Experiment

 The focus of much of our work this year will be around Water Sources and Conservation.
In this meeting we talked about the various pollutants that can affect water quality. We used glitter to represent garbage, vegetable oil for motor oil and Koolaid for chemical waste. Each group tried filtering the water with different materials including polyfill, coffee filters, sand and charcoal.
Mrs. Roberts also demonstrated the distillation process and the water was clear!




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Thursday, September 25, 2014

First Meeting 2014 Community Mapping


Starting off with a game of Escort

Mapping the school building


Using Google Map Engine to Map the Greater Waterford Community



Mapping all of the school water fountains

UN International Day of Peace March











Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wilderness Survival Skills at Siskin Ecological Adventures

Wilderness Survival Skills 
"Each year our regional papers report on the all too often tragic stories of lost hunters, hikers, and skiers. In this class, students work together in small teams to construct effective, seasonally appropriate survival shelters, build one-match fires, and put other practical survival knowledge and skills into action." 
                                                                                           -Siskin Brochure