Monday, April 30, 2012

Jane Goodall is the 2013 Rose Parade Grand Marshal

Jane Goodall with the ubiquitous Mr. H
One of the neat things about covering the Tournament of Roses for is going to all the exciting events.  This announcement of Jane Goodall, Dame of the British Empire, primatologist, environmentalist, activitst, was especially enjoyable

Even seasoned photographers and reporters clamored to get their picture taken with her. President of the TOR Sally M. Bixby made the announcement earlier than usual. She told me, “We’ve known for about a year-and-a-half.  It seemed we ought to release it earlier in the year.”

She also said that it was important to her and her husband Harlan "to have someone who had really done something with her life.” 

I wrote three articles on the event, with the third one focusing on Roots & Shoots, the Jane Goodall Institute's conservation program for children, grades K-12.  Here are the links:

Roots & Shoots kids celebrate Jane Goodall as Rose Parade Grand Marshal

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