Dr. Jane's Keynote at the AZA Convention

Friday, October 23, 2009 - 4:06pm

After Seattle, it was on to Portland, where Jane spoke at the  Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conference. Jane spoke about the educational role of zoos and how Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, an international youth service program, is a natural fit for zoos interested in expanding their youth outreach.

During a workshop later that day, Dr. Virginia Landau explained how JGI's ChimpanZoo program helps zoos worldwide properly care for captive chimpanzees.

Because there were more than 1,500 zookeepers in attendance, Jane's image was projected on giant television screens. 
Jane signed  this replica of a chimpanzee skull, from Skulls Unlimited, a vendor in the AZA exhibit hall. 
Mr. H, Jane's traveling companion and mascot, always keeps great company. Here he is joined by a spotted owl and a Vancouver Island marmot - 2 of the species featured in Jane's new book, Hope for Animals and Their World.
Sky Shadowhawk, a young friend of Jane's and a Roots & Shoots member, sports a shirt with a message. 
Sometimes it helps to put your feet up!  Jane signed nearly 1,500 books at the AZA conference. 

 All photos by John Trybus.



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