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Jane Goodall Lecture at WCSU: Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall Lecture at WCSU

Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program with groups in 120 countries, founded in 1991, is hosting the first annual North America Training Summit for group leaders and service-learning professionals at Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, on October 8-10. Aside from learning about the Roots & Shoots method and receiving the tools and resources to start an R&S group, the Summit will also offer a chance to interact with the renowned primatologist and conservationist, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. Summit participants will attend fun, interactive workshops and network with education and community leaders from the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. On Saturday, October 9, Dr. Goodall will give an evening lecture at WCSU’s O’Neill Center: “Gombe and Beyond: The Next Fifty Years.” The lecture is open to the public and free of charge, however tickets are required.

 Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior—research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa.

Tickets for Dr. Goodall’s October 9 lecture may be obtained by visiting the WCSU Westside Campus Center Box Office, or by calling 203.837.8499. For more information contact Shawn Sweeney, National Program Coordinator, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots at 203.837.3258. Email [email protected]. Visit and