USA Tour Recap: Jane's Visit to Minnesota
The third stop on Jane's Spring 2010 USA lecture tour was to St. Louis Park, Minnesota, near Minneapolis. Jane was in town to give a keynote lecture at Beth El Synagogue, where her friend Gil Mann is president of the congregation. In front of the synagogue's beautiful stained glass windows, she spoke to a sold-out crowd of more than 1,300 people.
Among other topics, Jane spoke about JGI's community-centered approach to conservation and about Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program. Be sure to read Jane's interview with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.
|Beth El Synagogue had beautiful stained glass windows and natural lighting. It was the perfect place for Jane to speak.|
|The synagogue's foyer showcased peace doves. Every year, members of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots celebrate International Peace Day by creating and flying doves out of recycled materials. You can learn more about Peace Day and how to make a dove on our website.|
|Miniature peace doves hung even from the ceilings!|
|Prior to the lecture, Jane mingled with guests.|
|Delicious Pot du Creme's made from Jane Goodall Theo Chocolate were served at the reception prior to the lecture.|
|The synagogue displayed letters from young people to Jane.|
|Jane meets a young Roots & Shoots member during the book signing and admires the clever Jane doll she made!|
|Jane stayed at The Marsh while visiting. This wellness center is located near the scenic Minnetonka wetlands.|
|This beautiful tree welcomes people to The Marsh's entrance.|
Photos and text by John Trybus (JGI)