No time to read the New York Times? No worries! We continue to devour the Tuesday NYT science section at PRIM&R, and are pleased to bring you our bi-monthly blog devoted to a digest of those articles we consider relevant and useful to our community. Enjoy!
50 years of chimpanzees: An interview with Jane Goodall reviews the past 50 years of her productive and prolific career.
And, in the “little known facts” category, did you know that Joan Rachlin, PRIM&R’s executive director, was one of Grub van Lawick’s (Jane Goodall’s son) pre-school teachers? In a former life, Joan taught at the Bing Nursery School, the lab school at Stanford University, and Grub was a student there while Jane was a visiting professor.
Joan reports that Grub was smart, curious, sweet, and that his play resembled that of the chimps (such as running to trees, hugging them, and looking around from behind the trunks to see who was out there). This was no surprise, though, since he had been raised in Gombe with the chimps, and Bing was his first introduction to school.