Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Who is Jane Goodall?

This has been one of my (and my daughter's) favorites in this series.  Jane Goodall really comes alive - as do the chimps! We had a lot of fun learning about different animals and countries.

"Jane Goodall, born in London, England, always loved animals and wanted to study them in their natural habitats. So at age twenty-six, off she went to Africa! Goodall's up-close observations of chimpanzees changed what we know about them and paved the way for many female scientists who came after her. Now her story comes to life in this biography with black-and-white illustrations throughout."

A few of my own favorite Jane Goodall quotes (who turned 80 this year!!):
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

“Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, we will help. Only if we help, we shall be saved.”

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

“We can't leave people in abject poverty, so we need to raise the standard of living for 80% of the world's people, while bringing it down considerably for the 20% who are destroying our natural resources.”

“We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place--or not to bother.”

Photo of Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace in the field. Photo courtesy of Gant by Morten Bjarnhof.

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