I was very excited to meet Jane Goodall. She is an amazing woman. I knew of her research with chimpanzees and was a little familiar with her interest in research on the hippos. I did not know all the other animal, nature and human interests that she is involved with. Talk about work ethic!
Several weeks ago I had been viewing some clips on animal cruelty and about the plastic pollution in our oceans and wildlife when I saw a comment saying “We cannot stop it!” I felt distressed and a sense of hopelessness overwhelmed me to the point where I even used it as my own facebook status. Hopelessness is contagious!
But only a couple weeks later I attended the Jane Goodall Live event and here is what I learned from Jane. Never give up hope! We all need to play a part. Together we can make a difference, for we are really only borrowing this planet. It belongs to our child and to our grandchildren and to future generations. We need to take care of it now so they can enjoy the animals and nature as we do. Thank you, Care2, for this opportunity that has refreshed my view of the possibilities of preserving our world. I do intend to do my part in the classroom and beyond.
Renee M. Covert
8th Grade Science Teacher
Huth Middle School, S.D. #162
Photo: from left to right: Jane Goodall, Renee Covert, Ann Covert
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