USA Tour Recap: Jane's Visit to Minnesota

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 2:15pm

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)

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