The award-winning primatologist tells A new scientist that educational programs must address the gap between young people and nature


May 6, 2022

Jane Goodall at the One Young World Summit in London in 2019


The gap between young people and nature is a “horrifying” and major problem that society has to deal with, says award-winning conservationist Jane Goodall.

Goodall, known for her groundbreaking work on chimpanzees, says she welcomes it The new qualification of the United Kingdom government for 14-16-year-olds in natural historybut more education is needed to help children engage with nature.

“It’s one of the big, big problems, separation from nature,” Goodall said. “We need science scientifically and especially young children [need it] to develop properly …

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