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Me … Jane in Bookstores Near You!

Discover the enchanting life of a young Jane Goodall in Patrick McDonnell’s newest children’s book, Me … Jane. Using simple prose and imaginative illustrations, the award-winning author and creator of the MUTTS comic strip tells the story of a young Jane and how she eventually fulfilled her childhood dream of living among the chimpanzees in Africa. Concluding with a brief message from the real-life Jane, this magical story is sure to not only inspire, but to tug at a few heart strings as well.

Dr. Goodall Honored with’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Early this week, we received word that Dr. Goodall was selected as’s recipient of the 2011 Heart of Green Award for Lifetime Achievement! The 2011 Heart of Green Awards honor the people, places and companies that take green to “heart,” furthering the cause of bringing “real green to real people.”

Jersey City, NJ: Dr. Goodall at the Liberty Science Center Gala

Apr 8 2011

6:00 p.m.

On April 8, 2011, Dr. Goodall will receive the Distinguished Humanitarian Award, along with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, during the Liberty Science Center’s Citizen Science Gala event in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

JGI Commemorates Genevieve di San Faustino, Founding President

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is saddened to announce the passing of its founding president, Genevieve di San Faustino. A champion for the environment, the fine arts and those less fortunate, Genie, as she was known to friends, passed away at her home in San Francisco, California, on Friday, March 11, 2011. She was 91.

Toronto, CANADA: An Evening with Jane Goodall

Apr 2 2011

7:30 p.m.

On April 2, 2011, Dr. Goodall will give a keynote speech at the Royal Ontario Museum. The event is hosted by the Jane Goodall Institute–Canada and the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity.

Cleveland, OH: Jane’s Journey Documentary Film Screening

Mar 30 2011

March 30, 2011 at 6:35 p.m.
March 31, 2011 at 4:20 p.m.

On March 30 and 31, Jane’s Journey, a feature-length documentary about Dr. Goodall’s life’s work, will be featured in two screenings at the 35th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival.

Please note that Dr. Goodall will not be present at this event.

Toronto, CANADA: Jane Goodall Scholarship Presentation

Apr 1 2011

4:00-5:30 p.m.

On April 1, 2011, the Jane Goodall Institute–Canada, in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Centre for Environment, will host an environment and development seminar for students. During the seminar, Dr. Zinta Zommers will present the latest findings from her research project in the Budongo Forest of Uganda. The event will culminate with Dr. Goodall’s presentation of the inaugural University of Toronto Jane Goodall Scholarship.

Columbus, OH: Dr. Goodall’s Speech at the Metropolitan Club

Mar 23 2011

12:00-1:15 p.m.

On March 23, 2011, Dr. Goodall will give a keynote luncheon speech at the Columbus Metropolitan Club (CMC). The event is made possible with support from the AEP Foundation.

CANADA: Dr. Goodall’s Speech at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Dinner

Apr 5 2011

5:00-9:30 p.m.

On April 5, 2011, Dr. Goodall will serve as the keynote speaker at the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Spring Dinner.

Durham, NC: Dr. Goodall’s Keynote Speech at Duke University

Mar 28 2011

4:00 p.m.

On March 28, 2011, Dr. Goodall will give a keynote speech at Duke University’s Page Auditorium.

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