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On April 13, 2013, Dr. Goodall will give a keynote speech at the Richmond Forum in Richmond, VA.
In her speech, Making a Difference, Dr. Goodall, will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees―from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field.
On May 14, 2012, a screening of Jane’s Journey, a feature-length documentary about Dr. Goodall’s life’s work, will be held at Vrije University in Brussels, Belgium.
Dr. Goodall will participate in a question and answer session with Mr. Chris Vanden Bilcke, head of the UN Environment Programme Liaison Office to the EU, at the conclusion of the event. A book signing will also follow the screening.
Dr. Goodall will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities. On New Year’s Day, in front of a world television audience, Dr. Goodall will ride in the 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!.”
Dr. Goodall will attend a global meeting with representatives from many of worldwide offices of the Jane Goodall Institute on May 4 in Barcelona, Spain.
From early July to early August, Dr. Goodall will travel throughout East Africa visiting projects and advancing the programs of the Jane Goodall Institute on the ground. She will spend time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Gombe Stream National Park and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among other stops.
On Tuesday, May 24, 2012, Dr. Jane Goodall submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife. The subcommittee held a hearing on several bills, including S.810, the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 which calls for ending invasive medical testing on all captive chimpanzees in the U.S.
In her testimony, Dr. Goodall urged support for ending invasive medical research on chimpanzees, as called for in the bill.
Today is a special day! It's Jane Goodall's birthday.
As Jane turns 78 years young, she is spending her birthday in one of her favorite places on Earth...other than Gombe National Park that is! She's watching the annual migration of the sandhill cranes in Nebraska's Plate River Valley. Of course, Jane is never one to take a day off like the rest of us and so she is also busily finalizing her latest book while in the middle of her spring 2012 North American speaking tour.
The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada will hold its 12th annual Roots & Shoots conference on March 26, 2012 at Science North in Sudbury. The conference is open only to teachers and students, and will feature a special appearance by Dr. Goodall.