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Care2 Sends Two Teachers to LA to Meet Jane Goodall

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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

 

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Photo: from left to right: Jane Goodall, Renee Covert, Ann Covert

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11:10PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

Thank you.

11:17AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

What a great story. How lucky you were to meet someone who inspired you. How wonderful for you to take your inspiration and share it with others. Jane Goodall really is a remarkable woman who has helped us understand our world and our place in it so much. Thanks for sharing it with us.

2:53PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Thanks for sharing ladies. We can make a difference!

2:50PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

how exciting I hope we get reports of the experience

2:48PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

You two were really the lucky ones!

7:24AM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Thank you Care2 for the contest, thank you Jane Goodall for all you do & thank you ladies for sharing your experiences!!

11:06PM PDT on Oct 9, 2011

Thank you for this article. As you say, we all need to play a part. It is wonderful how an inspiring lady has motivated so many to help make a positive difference.

7:35PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

It would have been exciting to meet Jane Goodall - I admire her work very much. And I think it was great that Care2 sponsored this meeting.

1:28PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

Yes, meeting Jane Goodall would be very awesome, and humbling ...

12:20PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

ohhhh why not me???

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