Jane Goodall to Deliver Keynote at Sci-Ed Innovators Expo & Symposium


New York University will host the second annual “Science Education Innovators Expo & Symposium” and keynote speaker Dr. Jane Goodall on Mon., Feb. 7, 2010, in partnership with the Jhumki Basu Foundation.

Jane Goodall to Deliver Keynote at Sci-Ed Innovators Expo & Symposium
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New York University will host the second annual “Science Education Innovators Expo & Symposium” and keynote speaker Dr. Jane Goodall on Mon., Feb. 7, 2010, in partnership with the Jhumki Basu Foundation. The event, which runs from 4-7:30 p.m., brings together science teachers, students, researchers, policymakers, and corporate and foundation professionals to share innovative methods for teaching science in underserved schools.

The event begins at 4 p.m. with an expo and presentation of science projects by public school students from 30 New York City schools, including members of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots. Celebrating its 20th anniversary on February 19, Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Topics of presentations include robotics, chemistry, physics, and more, with students and teachers on site to offer live demonstrations of their projects.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will deliver the keynote address at 5:30 p.m., which will be followed by a book signing. The title of the keynote is “Gombe and Beyond: The Next 50 Years.”

The expo and symposium will be held at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Student Life and the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 60 Washington Square Sou 500

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