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Jane Goodall Coming to WisconsinSubmitted: 02/28/2013
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - A world famous researcher is heading to Wisconsin for Earth Day. Jane Goodall, the famous British primatologist and conservationist is coming to Wisconsin in April.

She'll deliver the keynote address at an Earth Day conference in Madison on April 15th.

Goodall is well known for her lifelong work with chimpanzees, and her detailed research on chimps in the Gombe park of Tanzania.

Her lecture on Earth Day is called "Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity."



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