Visit to RCDS from Dr. Jane Goodall and International Peace Day 2014

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
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The Problem

The Riverfield campus welcomed back a very special guest this fall. Dr. Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist, visited the school in early September. While on campus, she spoke with students of a variety of ages, took questions from the audience, observed student presentations, and enjoyed a team-building lunch with the science faculty. With the youngest students, she shared funny and touching stories about the primates. “Dr. Jane taught us how to say ‘hello’ in chimpanzee. With the Middle and Upper School students, she shared about her research processes as well as the crises facing chimpanzee habitats and other ecosystems. She was eager to help students of all ages recognize their personal responsibility and ability to effect change. “Every individual matters,” she said. “Every individual has a role to play and every individual makes a difference.” The Roots & Shoots students presented Dr. Jane with a $2500 check for JGI Roots & Shoots programs in need. After Jane talked about International Peace Day, our wish or was to build peace doves to fly at Guthrie Green on International Peace Day and plan engaging activities for community families and young people to promote peace.

Our Plan

Riverfield faculty, students, and families gathered on September 231, 2014 on the downtown Tulsa Guthrie Green and provided student music, fun and engaging hands-on activities, and a march with the Peace Doves around Guthrie Green. It was a beautiful day to spread the word of Peace and fly our Peace Doves the students made at school.

Themes Addressed

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    Peace & Safety

The Benefit

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