Baltimore: MD: Dr. Goodall’s Keynote Speech at Goucher College

Oct 13 2010

Time: 8PM EDT

Dr. Goodall will give a keynote speech at Goucher College as part of the school’s Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Fall 2010 Visiting Professor lecture series. Past participants have included Thomas Friedman and Dr. Wangari Maathai.

This year marks a monumental milestone for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and our founder. Fifty years ago, Dr. Goodall, who is today a world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzania’s Gombe National Park. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there has produced a wealth of scientific discovery, and her vision has expanded into a global mission to empower people to make a difference for all living things.

In her speech, Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years, Dr. Goodall will reflect—both personally and professionally—on the meaning of the past five decades, the extraordinary changes the world has seen since 1960, and the impact these changes have had on people, animals and the environment we all share. In addition, she will discuss the role we must all play over the next 50 years to ensure a better future for generations to come.

Of particular focus will be Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global youth program that empowers young people to design and lead service projects that address environmental issues in their community.

A book signing will follow the speech. Dr. Goodall’s books, JGI merchandise and memberships will be available for sale on site.

Please note that ticketing for this event is handled directly by Goucher College and not JGI.

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