Celebrating Earth Day with Jane Goodall

April 13, 2012

World-renowned conservationist, anthropologist, and primatologist Jane Goodall
Winter Park Institute Scholar in Residence Jane Goodall will present her research on the Gombe chimpanzees as well as her fears for the planet and her reasons for hope.

The future success of our globally connected family rests on the ability to respect and love our mother Earth and its creatures. No one exemplifies that philosophy more deeply than world-renowned conservationist, anthropologist, and primatologist Jane Goodall. In celebration of Earth Day, both Rollins and the City of Winter Park will further the community’s commitment to faithful environmental stewardship with a series of free and open events highlighted by Goodall’s widely anticipated speech, “Making A Difference.”

In conjunction with the premiere of her DisneyNature documentary Chimpanzee, Goodall, who is featured by the Winter Park Institute as a Scholar in Residence, will present in her research on the Gombe chimpanzees as well as her fears for the planet and her reasons for hope. “The timing is perfect,” said Gail Sinclair, executive director of the Winter Park Institute. “Goodall has been on our wish list for quite some time and we are thrilled to pair her visit with Earth Day celebrations and the premiere of her movie.  The synergy of these events has made this already exciting opportunity even more incredible.”

The following events are part of the Rollins and the City of Winter Park’s Earth Day Celebration:

Joel Salatin presents "Folks, This Ain't Normal!"
Wednesday April 18 at 7 p.m.
Presented by the Rollins Sustainability Program and Department of Environmental Studies, farmer, author, and food movement pioneer Joel Salatin will speak on topics discussed in his latest book, Folks, This Ain't Normal.

Making a Difference: An Evening with Jane Goodall
Thursday April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
In the final event of the Winter Park Institute’s spring season, Goodall will share with the Rollins community observations and experiences from the field along with insight on the current threats facing the planet and her reasons for hope in these complex times.

Earth Day in the Park
Saturday April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the first annual Winter Park Earth Day celebration, presented by Keep Winter Park Beautiful and Environmental Review Boards, Earth lovers will be able to visit with environmentally friendly organizations, participate in educational workshops, enjoy delicious food from local food vendors, listen to live music/entertainment and receive eco-friendly giveaways.

All events are free and open to the public.

By Justin Braun

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