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Every Day Should Be Earth Day: Celebrating Kids in Nature at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Dr. Mark Penning

by , Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks

Earlier this week, we had the sincere pleasure of hosting the incomparable Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to help us celebrate the launch of the Disney Conservation Fund’sReverse the Decline, Increase the Time” initiative. We are working with the Jane Goodall Institute to help protect great apes in the wild and collaborating with her “Roots and Shoots” youth-led community program to help increase the time kids and families spend in nature.

Jane took a moment to share her thoughts about Earth Day and how each and every person can make a difference to help protect the planet. To recognize Earth Day today, we want to share her remarks with you.