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Dr. Jane Goodall Inspires Nueva Community During Visit to San Mateo Campus
Mitzi Mock

 

Dr. Jane Goodall at Nueva School

photo (Tomo G., Grade 10)

 

On Tuesday, Nueva students in grades 1-12 were fortunate to hear an inspiring presentation from renowned primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, who shared stories of her childhood and her life's work studying chimpanzees. Watch the following video to see highlights from her visit, and to hear students' impressions of how Dr. Goodall's work has impacted their learning at Nueva.

 

The Nueva School Welcomes Dr. Jane Goodall from The Nueva School on Vimeo.



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