March 12, 2012: London, UK: Dr. Goodall to Speak at the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey
On Monday, March 12, 2012, Dr. Goodall will give a special address during the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey in London. The event honors the annual celebration of the British Commonwealth. This year’s theme is “connecting cultures.”
Here we are at the beginning of 2012 about to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Over the last two decades, Roots & Shoots has grown from just 12 high school students from nine different schools in Tanzania to a worldwide movement of young people who are dedicated to realizing a vision for a better world. I couldn’t be more proud of what they have accomplished.
When not filming in the field, Bill Wallauer, the Jane Goodall Institute's (JGI) wildlife cameraman and research videographer, speaks with a variety of audiences about JGI and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, JGI's environmental and humanitarian youth program. Below, Bill recalls a lecture he gave last fall at Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots North America Training Summit.