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JGI-Uganda’s Aidan Asekenye Travels to Disney for International Conference

Aidan Asekenye, education officer of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)-Uganda, recently presented at the 20th International Zoo and Aquarium Educators’ (IZE) Conference. The conference, which was themed “Connecting Children to Nature,” highlighted activities around the world that are educating youth about the environment and bringing them in direct contact with nature.

A Benefit Concert for JGI

On May 20, 2010 Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds performed a sold-out benefit concert on behalf of the Jane Goodall Institute in Washington, DC.

Sundance to feature Jane on Iconoclasts with Charlize Theron

Sundance Channel and GREY GOOSE Entertainment® have announced the return of Iconoclasts for a fifth season that will include an episode with actress Charlize Theron and Dr. Goodall.

The critically-acclaimed program, described as “one of the best documentary series on television,” by USA Today, will feature iconic names in film, food, science and culture as part of the series’ fifth season. The first episode will debut on the Sundance Channel, Saturday, October 2nd at 9pm et/pt.

Jane keynotes Geneva Lecture Series

Jane was the keynote speaker of the fourth edition of the Geneva Lecture Series on 26 May at the Palais des Nations, and urged us all to recognize our obligation to future generations. "When I think about how we have harmed the planet since I was their age, I feel this desperation and shame," she said. "We have compromised their future. But it’s not true that there’s nothing that can be done about it”.

Her talk was titled "Nature's wake-up call: Why we must heed the warning."

Jane's Visit with President Jimmy Carter

Jane is in Georgia this week for a number of speaking engagements in Atlanta and at Young Harris College. Yesterday, she paid a visit to an old and dear friend, former President Jimmy Carter at The Carter Center.

Happy Valentine's Day from Dr. Jane

Although Jane was in Washington, DC this week stuck in the terrible blizzard that left the city with nearly two feet of snow, she wanted to make sure to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! Take a look at Jane's special Valentine's Day video message.

On 'CNN Connect,' Jane Answers Viewer Questions

In a "CNN Connect" interview yesterday, Jane answered viewers' questions about the 50th anniversary of her Gombe research, chimps as pets, climate change and more. The CNN program reaches more than 200 million people worldwide.

CNN Connector of the Day: Jane Goodall

 

A Special Drawing for Jane

Jane received a very special picture from a member of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program recently.  

The young artist, Isabella from Florida, had this to say about her drawing:

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