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On April 20 Classrooms Worldwide Can Connect with Dr. Jane Goodall During Interactive Webinar
In celebration of Earth Week, teachers and students are invited to participate in a free webinar with renowned chimpanzee researcher and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall.

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2015

New York City, NY (April 7, 2015) – On April 20, TIME for Kids (TFK) is hosting a unique opportunity for teachers and students from around the world to hear from famous primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, through a live, interactive webinar presentation.

To kickoff Earth Week (April 20-24), the free webinar will focus on introducing K-6 students to important subjects such as conservation, environmentalism and humanitarianism. During the presentation, Dr. Goodall will answer questions from students about her work and why it’s critical to protect the planet we share. Teachers are encouraged to submit a question from their class on the registration form. Questions can also be sent to: tfkasks4you@timeforkids.com.

“As education technology becomes more widely accessible in classrooms, it’s never been easier and more fun to connect students with the world they live in,” said Nellie Gonzalez Cutler, managing editor of TFK. “These once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities allow children to engage with experts and their peers from around the world, fostering global knowledge and connectivity, while encouraging the next generation to help make the planet a better place for its inhabitants.”

As an additional learning component, TFK will provide classrooms with background materials on Dr. Goodall’s work, and the African country of Tanzania, where she spent 25 years studying chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The content-rich TFK supplement, Around the World: Tanzania is available for free, on the TFK website http://bit.ly/1IbwUoW. During the webinar, TFK will also share printable worksheets and graphic organizers to help teachers extend the lesson after the event. 

The webinar will take place from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET, on Monday, April 20, 2015. For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/1y5wZaD.

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About Jane Goodall

When Jane Goodall was a child growing up in England, she dreamed of one day living among wild animals in Africa and writing books about them. At the age of 26, she got her chance. The respected scientist Louis S.B. Leakey asked her to study a group of chimpanzees in what is today Tanzania. Goodall moved to the African forest, and spent decades studying these primates in their natural habitat. In 2015, Goodall and the institute are celebrating the 55th anniversary of when Jane first arrived at Gombe and the continued research still carried out by the Jane Goodall Institute. What she learned about chimpanzees fascinated people all over the world.

In 1977, Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. In 1991, Goodall founded Roots & Shoots, a program that encourages young people to volunteer in their communities and work to protect the Earth.

Goodall is also an author. Her book for children, My Life with the Wild Chimpanzees, shares her experiences studying and living with chimps. Her observations have given the world insight into similarities between humans and chimpanzees, ranging from how chimps raise their children to the way they use tools and solve problems. She also wrote Hope for Animals and Their World, a collection of conservation success stories highlighting the amazing people who work effortlessly to save endangered species.

Goodall continues to be a passionate fighter for primates, spending nearly 300 days each year traveling around the world to speak about her work and encourage people to take action in protecting our planet.


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