Dr. Jane GoodallThe Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing Honoree
Dr. Jane Goodall went into the forest to study the remarkable lives of chimpanzees—and she came out of the forest to save them. When she discovered that the survival of their species was threatened by habitat destruction and illegal trafficking, she developed a breakthrough approach to species conservation that improves the lives of people, animals and the environment by honoring their connectedness to each other. In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to ensure that her vision and life’s work continue to mobilize the collective power of individual action to save the natural world we all share.
Photo Credit: The Jane Goodall Institute / By Bill Wallauer.
Rochelle L. JohnsonChair
Rochelle Johnson (she/her/hers) is president of the Thoreau Society and serves on its board of directors. She teaches literature and the environmental humanities at the College of Idaho, where she directs the Gipson Honors Program. Her publications focus on 19th-century environmental thought, with particular attention to Thoreau and his contemporaries. She has written and co-edited books about the 19th-century writer and philanthropist Susan Fenimore Cooper. Details about her work appear on her website: www.rochelleljohnson.com.
- Jul 10 2022
- 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing Honoring Dr. Jane Goodall
Welcome by Jesse Paris Smith, Rochelle L. Johnson, President of the Thoreau Society, Introduction and Presentation of the Thoreau Prize (Photo Credit: The Jane Goodall Institute / By Bill Wallauer. )