Today, April 3, is Dr. Goodall's 79th birthday. Every day, we are grateful for all Dr. Goodall does, traveling 300 days a year to spread her message of hope while encouraging all of us to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.
Jane was a featured guest on an edition of eTown, a nationally-syndicated radio show heard weekly on more than 300 public, community and commercial stations across North America and via podcast. Jane is receiving the listener-nominated Lifetime E-Chievement Award in recognition of her amazing accomplishments over the course of her life and career. Founders Nick Forster, of the legendary bluegrass band Hot Rize fame, and his wife, singer/actress Helen Forster, host the show. For more information and to find out how to tune in, visit www.etown.org.
Through Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) trains young people to become effective community leaders. By spearheading projects in their communities that seek to improve the environment and benefit people and animals, Roots & Shoots youth learn what it takes to be an effective leader.
While back in England after the Tournament of Roses festivities, Jane sent the following message to share far and wide:
Explorers from Around the World to Mark 125th Anniversary of National Geographic
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 -- Have you ever wanted to ask a question of the man who discovered the remains of the Titanic, the primatologist who pioneered field research on wild chimpanzees or the explorer who made the first solo dive to the ocean's deepest point?
For Immediate Release: “An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall and Friends” Comes to the Warner Grand Theatre January 4
Event Honors Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace
San Pedro, CA – December X, 2012 – On Friday, January 4, 2013, friends of world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will host a fundraising event at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, Calif. The event will include an evening of musical entertainment and wonderful stories from a lifetime of adventure told by Dr. Goodall.
During a recent stop in Taiwan, Dr. Goodall read to a young girl named Nadine. As she tours the world, Dr. Goodall constantly encourages young people to take action to improve this planet we call home. The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) knows this cannot happen without education based on the Institute's experience working with the world's children, particularly young women in Africa. In Tanzania, for example, JGI actively promotes girls' education because it has found that improving literacy rates among women improves the well-being of the communities in which they live.