UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of her eponymous Institute this year, and Toronto is lucky enough to be part of the festivities. Dr. Goodall, most renowned for her involvement with chimpanzees in Tanzania, will grace Toronto for three days in September.
Of particular interest is the good doctor’s appearance at UofT’s Convocation Hall on September 15. According to Tim Grant, co-editor of Green Teacher magazine, Dr. Goodall will speak “about the successes and challenges of the past thirty years, and about the critical need to protect Africa’s great apes and other wildlife species in the face of mounting pressures.” In addition, Dr. Goodall will be available to sign books afterward. This event is presented by the Centre for Environment at the University of Toronto, and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. For tickets, go to uofttix.ca or call (416) 978-8849.
And if that isn’t Goodall enough for you (sorry), September 16 kicks off “a youth action workshop for university and senior high school activists interested in leading a national youth campaign for the Jane Goodall Insitute’s Roots & Shoots program. Roots & Shoots is a global network of youth working to create positive change.” Those interested should call (416) 978-3711, but hurry; registration is limited to 30 people.
Thanks to PBS and Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. for the photo.