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Dr. Jane Goodall

Lesson time 02:30 min

Meet Dr. Jane. She's one of the most accomplished scientists and conservationists of our time. And now, she's your instructor.

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Dr. Jane Goodall
Teaches Conservation
Dr. Jane Goodall shares her insights into animal intelligence, conservation, and activism.
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In case you're wondering what I'm going to be talking about in this MasterClass, I want to tell you a little bit about how it all began, about my life's journey, and how it led me to the forests of Gombe to study the chimpanzees there, how I did it. I'd like to share with you a little bit about some of the amazing things that I've been able to find out about these closest relatives of ours. And I'd like to tell you why it was I felt I had to leave the forest that I love-- because chimpanzees are decreasing in numbers right across Africa-- how I got to understand about extinction, about the destruction of the environment, about all the harm that we humans have inflicted on Mother Earth. And most importantly, I'd like to share with you what we can all do together to right the wrongs, to heal some of the harm, and especially, what you can do to make this a better world. I'm Jane Goodall, and this is my MasterClass.


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There is still a window of time. Nature can win if we give her a chance. In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve the environment. She also shares her research on the behavioral patterns of chimpanzees and what they taught her about conservation. You'll learn how to act locally and protect the planet.



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Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I learned that caring about little things, matter. Small changes in my own behaviors can have a positive influence on the world around me. Dr. Goodall is very inspirational.

I have learned about Roots and Shoots, a non profit that shares and promotes conservation to youth.

Jane is phenomenal. Everyone can take a page from her book of compassion, kindness and selflessness.

Dr. Goodall is such an inspiration to share her life and story. The basic premise to her life is connection, how we are all connected to our environment and the world. With connection comes responsibility to live to our fullest ability to care for all we have been given and to teach others that same sacred value.


Comments

Karen Z.

This was a great re-introduction to Dr. Jane Goodall. It brings me back to when I saw her live in Ontario for her "Reasons for Hope" tour in April 2019. She sure tells an amazing story. It's wonderful that Jane's mother supported her as much as she did, and that Jane pursued her dreams to make such a difference in our world. I was honored to meet her in person and give her this art portrait that I drew for her on her 85th birthday.

Ducheyne K.

Thank you for giving us a chance and opportunity to listen to this indomitable spirit who inevitably inspired me and countless other souls on this wonderful planet.

Bernardo F.

I can't but feel the same excitement as when I was a kid and watched Steve Irwin teaching that animals aren't mosters, David Attenborough showing us the marvels of the world, my father's encyclopedias of the travels of Jacques Cousteaux, and later on Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall living with apes and telling us that we must preserve this planet. Thanks to you all and many more that I'm here as a biologist and ready to take action on the subject of conservation!

Kevin M.

I was fortunate enough in college to see Dr Goodall speak live. Truly amazing woman.

Joey W.

Learn about Jane Goodall in primary school as the significant woman in biology book. Such an incredible woman with lasting and strong passion and dedication that inspired me deeply. Getting to know her personal life story itself is an amazing lesson to demystify the great work and long term efforts, she shows us the way of doing something you like and ends up changing the world. Respect this incredible woman.

Peter K.

Wow this lady is just incredible, she should be knighted for her work and dedication.

Selfseeds

The globe would be different if everyone took the time to listen to this remarkable, informed, heartfelt person talk about the Earth Plan and how to move forward.

Robin K.

I'm excited about this class, a gift from my sister for my birthday. What a terrific gift!

Cassidy P.

I read the book “for the love of chimps” until the pages were worn out in junior high. I dreamt of being like Jane. Always will be a person of influence in my life.

Mika C.

So excited about this class. So grateful for her work and the way she has put together this workbook as well. Please, if you haven''t taken the time to dig into it....really do the work and spread it, to your family and friends. Let's do our best <3 ! Thank you Jane!