deponti (deponti) wrote,

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Interesting event...

I'd been to a fund-raising event yesterday, by the St.Louis Academy of Sciences:

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During refreshments before the event, I captured this angel:

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click here

for more information about the Children's Eternal Rainforest.

The fact that second-graders from children could feel this compassion and act upon it, and make enough of an impact that children from 43 other nations also joined in the effort, is quite staggering to me.

Peter Raven

who was named by Time Magazine as a Hero for the Planet, spoke:

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The keynote address was by

Thomas Lovejoy :

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Here are several slides from his talk about the Children's Eternal Rainforest:

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I have long wanted to meet Dr. Lovejoy, a scientist who has done pre-eminent work in the rainforests of the Amazon.

Another eminent speaker, who orchestrated the fund-raising by pledge envelopes, and spoke with passion about his farm in the Eternal Rainforest, was

Tom Newmark

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For more photos of the evening, see my FB album,

Tags: children, conservation, event, forest, photography, science center, speaking, st louis, talk, zoo

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