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.

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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