JGI: Meeting Dr. Jane Goodall -travelanimaldr.com

JGI: Meeting Dr. Jane Goodall -travelanimaldr.com

This Earth Day, I want to recognize Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) for, “Sowing the Seeds of Hope”. -travelanimaldr.com The standing ovation for this soft-spoken, yet illustrious woman made every celebration for the triumphant winner of each season of Hell’s Kitchen pale in comparison. Were Dr. Jane Goodall’s admirers clapping for her substantial scientific advancements; her dedication to establishing environmental awareness around the globe; her devoted education of their children through her “Roots & Shoots” program; her political achievements such as being named a U.N. ‘Messenger of Peace” twice by the United Nations; or for a multitude of these reasons? Regardless of the rationale behind our appreciation, Dr. Jane deserves every moment of our rejoice. Story Telling Dr. Goodall’s natural ability for story telling kept me captivated from the moment that she began speaking. Her reminiscent voice launched my imagination in a way that, in one-minute I was in the lecture hall, and the next, I was standing on a peak in Gombe National Park, Tanzania. A feeling of devastation overcame me, as I overlooked the once green, evergreen forest. In front of me now were just desolate mountains, free of trees or greenery due to deforestation. I was relieved when later in the lecture; Dr. Goodall brought me back to Gombe. This time my feelings of helplessness disappeared as once again, in my imagination I saw an enchanting evergreen forest restored greener, and healthier than ever. I listened as Dr. Jane explained the integral part she played in restoring her home to its natural state. Dr. Jane Goodall had created a station in Gombe where...
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