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Renowned Doctor Known For Work With Chimpanzees Speaks To Tulsa Students

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Riverfield Country Day School hosted Dr. Jane Goodall Wednesday. Riverfield Country Day School hosted Dr. Jane Goodall Wednesday.
She spoke with students about issues facing the chimpanzees she has studied since 1960 and to answer student’s questions. She spoke with students about issues facing the chimpanzees she has studied since 1960 and to answer student’s questions.
Roots and Shoots is a program she started more than 20 years ago. It features student based problem solving for animals and the environment. Roots and Shoots is a program she started more than 20 years ago. It features student based problem solving for animals and the environment.
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Riverfield Country Day School hosted Dr. Jane Goodall Wednesday. She's the world renowned primatologist and conservationist, famous for her work with chimpanzees in Africa.

Her message for students was every individual can make a difference. She spoke with students about issues facing the chimpanzees she has studied since 1960 and to answer students' questions.

"We have to learn to live more carefully, and learn to share what we have with those who haven't. That's what Roots and Shoots is all about," Goodall said.

Roots and Shoots is a program she started more than 20 years ago. It features student-based problem solving for animals and the environment.

Riverfield has a Roots and Shoots program and students provided updates on what they've been working on, then they gave her something.

"We are proud to present this check to you for $2,500 so you can help schools in other countries who are less fortunate. We are proud to have you in our presence today," they said.

She seemed glad to have the opportunity to have the students around her as well.

"These kids will be the leaders of tomorrow, they will be the next parents, politicians, lawyers, teachers, et cetera," she said.

Goodall said she is eager to help the students recognize their ability, their responsibility to change the world.

Goodall has been to Tulsa several times. In 1988 she came to the Tulsa Zoo to evaluate our chimpanzee exhibit and offer suggestions for improvements. 

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