Dr. Jane Goodall, groundbreaking primotologist and environmentalist, and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (http://www.janegoodall.org/) will receive the 2003 Global Environmental Citizen Award on Monday, April 28. This event will conclude Dr. Goodalls tour of North America.
Presented by the Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment
(http://www.med.harvard.edu/chge/), the first medical school-based center in the United States bringing scientific rigor to the relationship between human health and the health of the global environment, the Global Environmental Citizen Award was created in 2001 to recognize the achievements of environmentalists and conservationists. Past recipients include Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University professor of biology, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the National Medal of Science, and Harrison Ford, actor and vice chair of the Board of Conservation International (CI), on which he has served for more than ten years.
On the day of the event, a press release will be posted on the Web site
(http://126.96.36.199/news/enviro_award/). High-resolution award ceremony photos will be posted during the presentation. B-roll of Dr. Goodalls work is also available for all television news programming. Journalists are also encouraged to review the recent article written by Dr. Goodall in the April issue of National Geographic magazine.
The award ceremony will be held in the New England Aquariums Matthew and Marcia Simons IMAX Theater (http://www.neaq.org/). Prior to the award ceremony and reception, reporters are invited to attend a screening of the IMAX film Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees courtesy of the Museum of Science.