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A Closer Look at Becoming Jane

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Join us at NHM for after-hours programming in conjunction with the special exhibition, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall. Each evening we will delve deeper into the inspirational work of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, and learn how her example shaped the practices of these disciplines today. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the exhibition after-hours, view unique collections, and enjoy an in-depth panel discussion with experts in the field.

Jane’s Impact on Conservation and Advocacy

In March, we will learn how ethologist and activist Dr. Jane Goodall's work in environmental conservation and activism has inspired generations to protect our natural world. Join us in conversation with Lila Higgins, NHM’s Senior Manager of Community Science, Marcos Trinidad, Director of the Audubon Center at Debs Park, and Laurel Watkins, Roots & Shoots Program Officer, JGI-USA, as they discuss the best practices for encouraging communities to come together and make positive changes to the world around them with moderator Patt Morrison. 

SCHEDULE

  • 6-7 PM: View table displays from NHM's Community Science department, the Audubon Center at Debs Park, and Roots & Shoots
  • 6:20 PM & 6:40 PM: Mini-tours of the Becoming Jane exhibit (approx 15 min) - Join a Museum Educator as we explore Dr. Jane Goodall's legacy and impacts on environmental conservation and activism.
  • 7 PM: Enjoy an in-depth panel discussion with experts in the field
  • 8 PM: Self-guided exploration in the Becoming Jane exhibit
  • 9 PM: Program concludes
INVITED SPEAKERS
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Lila Higgins - Senior Manager, Community Science 

Lila grew up on a farm in the U.K., where she had lots of time for unsupervised play in the wild.  Her love for nature, especially insects, grew out of this time. After moving to the U.S. she pursued degrees in Entomology and Environmental Education. Her work focuses on connecting people to nature, particularly in urban settings. She currently co-leads the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s community science program and is the co-founder of the City Nature Challenge. She loves getting people involved in studying nature living in L.A., and around the world.  

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Marcos Trinidad - Center Director at the Audubon Center

Marcos Trinidad has been Center Director at the Audubon Center at Debs Park for five years, and during that time has nurtured a growing community of volunteers, youth and community partnerships; implemented a facility and grounds improvement plan; and partnered with the National Park Service and Theodore Payne Foundation to establish a vibrant native plant nursery. Born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles, where his family has lived for 75 years, Marcos has deep roots in the community. Prior to coming to Debs, he served as Director of Audubon Youth Environmental Stewards (a program of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society), where he engaged and inspired youth to connect to nature and their community through restoration and volunteer projects. He has also spent time working in fisheries and wildlife for the U.S. Forest Service and an Urban Forester for both Northeast Trees and TreePeople. Marcos’ formal education is in geology and anthropology. 

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Laurel Watkins - Roots & Shoots Program Officer, JGI-USA

Laurel Watkins is the Roots & Shoots Program Officer for the Jane Goodall Institute-USA where her focus is ensuring members feel included and successful. Bringing 20 years of personal and professional experience with Roots & Shoots, she is driven to provide the support and tools to help empower young voices in their communities. Laurel has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cultural Environmentalism from Juniata College and values the time she can spend observing and interacting with nature. 

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Patt Morrison - Moderator

Patt Morrison is a Los Angeles writer and newspaper columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. She has won six Emmys and eleven Golden Mike awards for her work hosting public television and radio programs. She also hosted the nationally syndicated television program “The Book Show with Patt Morrison,” and her seminal nonfiction book “Rio LA, Tales from the Los Angeles River” was a best-seller. Her writing appears in both fiction and nonfiction anthologies. And Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its vegetarian hot dog “The Patt Morrison Baja Veggie Dog” in her honor.

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Lila Higgins - Senior Manager, Community Science 

Lila grew up on a farm in the U.K., where she had lots of time for unsupervised play in the wild.  Her love for nature, especially insects, grew out of this time. After moving to the U.S. she pursued degrees in Entomology and Environmental Education. Her work focuses on connecting people to nature, particularly in urban settings. She currently co-leads the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s community science program and is the co-founder of the City Nature Challenge. She loves getting people involved in studying nature living in L.A., and around the world.  

Marcos Trinidad - Center Director at the Audubon Center

Marcos Trinidad has been Center Director at the Audubon Center at Debs Park for five years, and during that time has nurtured a growing community of volunteers, youth and community partnerships; implemented a facility and grounds improvement plan; and partnered with the National Park Service and Theodore Payne Foundation to establish a vibrant native plant nursery. Born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles, where his family has lived for 75 years, Marcos has deep roots in the community. Prior to coming to Debs, he served as Director of Audubon Youth Environmental Stewards (a program of the Palos Verdes/South Bay Audubon Society), where he engaged and inspired youth to connect to nature and their community through restoration and volunteer projects. He has also spent time working in fisheries and wildlife for the U.S. Forest Service and an Urban Forester for both Northeast Trees and TreePeople. Marcos’ formal education is in geology and anthropology. 

Laurel Watkins - Roots & Shoots Program Officer, JGI-USA

Laurel Watkins is the Roots & Shoots Program Officer for the Jane Goodall Institute-USA where her focus is ensuring members feel included and successful. Bringing 20 years of personal and professional experience with Roots & Shoots, she is driven to provide the support and tools to help empower young voices in their communities. Laurel has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cultural Environmentalism from Juniata College and values the time she can spend observing and interacting with nature. 

Patt Morrison - Moderator

Patt Morrison is a Los Angeles writer and newspaper columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. She has won six Emmys and eleven Golden Mike awards for her work hosting public television and radio programs. She also hosted the nationally syndicated television program “The Book Show with Patt Morrison,” and her seminal nonfiction book “Rio LA, Tales from the Los Angeles River” was a best-seller. Her writing appears in both fiction and nonfiction anthologies. And Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its vegetarian hot dog “The Patt Morrison Baja Veggie Dog” in her honor.

NHM invites you to cultivate inspiration and explore the evolution of an icon with Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, a state-of-the-art exhibition on view at NHM from November 7, 2021 through April 17, 2022.

National Geographic The Jane Goodall Institute

An exhibition organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society in partnership with the Jane Goodall Institute.

Partnering Organizations

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Local support for Becoming Jane provided by

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Annenberg Foundation