A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall

On September 24, 2011, a few Team Marine members went to the El Capitan Theater for an exclusive event called “A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall” which featured the presentation of the Jane Goodall Leadership Awards. These awards honor individuals/organizations who have the same values and commitment as Dr. Goodall and strive towards making positive differences in the world. The award winners and award titles are listed below:

  • Esri – Exellence in Conservation Science
  • Adam Anthony of Tanzania and Lauren Gibson of Indiana – Roots & Shoots Youth Leadership
  • RenĂ©e Gunther – Excellence in Education
  • The Walt Disney Company – Corporate Social Responsibilities
  • George Miller, U.S. Representative, California, 7th District – Excellence in Public Policy
  • Dave Matthews – Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment

At the event, we got to hear Dr. Goodall, wildlife cameraman BillWallauer(host), and Grammy award winner Dave Matthews talk about their past experiences, hardships, and passions. We also got to see Dave Matthews perform his songs “Don’t Drink the Water”, “Oh”, and “Where Are You Going”. This event was very informational and inspiring. It gave us Team Mariners a chance to hear about others’ contributions to the environment, and it opened our eyes to all the different ways one can help implement change. This was a good event that we all enjoyed, and one lucky Team Marine member even got his T-shirt signed by the Dr. herself!

Here are links to Dave Matthews’ performance:

Don’t Drink the Water-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNf-wimpNdY

Oh- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxeDDfkaW3A

Where Are You Going- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIP5TjlJUtg

Posted by: Alexis Saez