Dr. Jane Goodall Visits Algonquin College – April 15th

Written by guest blogger Eloise Collison. Eloise is a freelance writer, organic gardener, and fibre fanatic who lives and writes in Westboro.

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Dr. Jane Goodall will be visiting Algonquin College on April 15, 2009. The college is collaborating with Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, to host a full-day event that will include a special address by Dr. Goodall, the unveiling of the winner of the Project Blue Public Service Announcement contest, and a series of ‘Youth 4 Action’ workshops on local and global environmental and humanitarian issues.

College and public school students will participate in workshops on current environmental issues and learn about steps they can take to make a difference in their communities and the world.

To view a live web cast of Dr Goodall’s speech you can register here before Monday, April 13th. You will be sent a password to enter the website anytime after 8:45 a.m. on the day of the 15th to view Dr. Goodall’s Speech.

Also on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. Dr Goodall will be giving a public lecture at Centerpointe Theatre. She will talk about the critical need to protect Africa’s Great Apes and other wildlife species. She will also discuss the Jane Goodall Institute’s innovative community-centered conservation programs, which meld habitat conservation with efforts to improve the lives of African communities as well as her reasons for hope for the future of our planet.

Tickets are $57.25 and $27.50 for students. Premium tickets are also available, and include admission to a private reception with Jane Goodall from 5:00pm – 6:45 pm.

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