See Wallauer speak before and after a showing of Disney's "Chimpanzee" Film
Where: Grand Theatre
When: Saturday, March 23rd
Time: 1 p.m.
Wallauer will also speak at the Crane Trust at 11 a.m. Saturday
At Wood River Middle School and High School, Bill Wallauer a Videographer with the Jane Goodall Institute spoke with students on Tuesday afternoon.
One of his goals, to try and instill a wonder of nature that he got when he was a kid.
"As Jane Goodall says only if we understand will we care and only if we care will we be able to protect our natural resources," said Videographer Bill Wallauer.
The Spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes is what brought Wallauer and other folks from the Jane Goodall Institute to Wood River.
"It doesn't happen anywhere else on the globe, it's just here in our backyard," said Tricia Beem with the Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit. It empowers people to make a difference for all living things, like the Whooping Crane which is a highly endangered species coming through Nebraska.
"And yet if we don't think about what the cranes needs are they will disappear," said Wallauer.
Wallauer says protecting those resources in Africa, where he spent many years with the chimps, is important because he says they're disappearing.
"Maybe over the next twenty, thirty years the pace we are going we could lose them," said Wallauer.