It’s certainly been an exciting fall for Jane! After receiving an honorary degree at University of St Andrews in Scotland, she headed to New York City to take part in the UN International Day of Peace, the International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, and the Humane Education Conference.
Last week, she made her way to East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., for a truly memorable lecture to a sold-out crowd of 1,500 students, faculty and community members.
The day began with a wonderful presentation by students from the university’s Anthropology Student Organization who hosted a bake sale prior to Jane’s visit to raise funds for the Jane Goodall Institute. Jane also met a young girl who began her own charitable fund, Love a Sea Turtle (LAST), after visiting a sea turtle rescue center in 2005.
After Jane’s inspiring lecture, she joined supporters of the Harriet Voyages of Discovery lecture series for a dinner hosted by Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr. and Dr. John Meredith at the StarLight Cafe. Jane was able to connect with so many people during the dinner, including the university’s chancellor, Dr. Steve Ballard, the evening’s hosts, and the several children in attendance.
Jane received a gift from Casey Sokolovic, a 15-year-old student and founder of Love A Sea Turtle (LAST).
The Anthropology Student Organization at East Carolina University raised funds for the Jane Goodall Institute by selling baked goods on campus prior to Jane’s arrival!
Jane sharing some thoughts with ECU Chancellor Dr. Steve Ballard and his son, Nate Ballard.
Jane meets 10-year-old Ian Meredith, son of the university’s director of emergency preparedness.
Students and faculty from the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center at Duke University traveled to ECU to hear Dr. Jane.
While at ECU, Jane met with her friends from the International Primate Protection League, including the founder, Dr. Shirley McGreal, OBE. Did you know that IPPL and the Jane Goodall Institute were both founded in 1977!