Goodall will make surprise appearance with elementary school students during event at USF Botanical Gardens
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2014) – Legendary scientist Dr. Jane Goodall will meet with and speak to about 200 Tampa Bay area elementary school children on Tuesday, Sept. 9 during a nature walk at the USF Botanical Gardens, located on the Tampa campus.
The Roots and Shoots program event, in collaboration with USF’s College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education, is designed to support the understanding of life sciences, demonstrate how children can take a role in evolving the community and provide a unique learning opportunity with the environment.
Students will participate from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Goodall will appear from 11:30 a.m. – noon. Media are welcome to attend and photograph the event. Students and organizers will be available for interviews, while Goodall will briefly speak to reporters. Because the students won’t know in advance Goodall is attending, please keep the information embargoed until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The Botanical Gardens are located near the southwest corner of the Tampa campus at the intersection of USF Pine Drive and USF Alumni Drive.
A media availability with Goodall will also be held from 4-4:30 p.m. in the USF Sun Dome. Reporters are asked to park in lot 22F, enter through Gate B and go downstairs to the administrative offices to check-in.
Goodall’s lecture is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Sun Dome. Media are welcome to attend, however audio/video recording and photographs are only allowed during the first five minutes of the lecture.
Reporters attending the lecture are also asked to park in lot 22F, enter through Gate B and go downstairs to the administrative offices to check-in.
For any additional information, please contact Adam Freeman at (813) 974-9047 or (813) 404-3857.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.