Thane Maynard is the director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. He earned his bachelor's in environmental studies from Rollins College and his master's in wildlife ecology from the University of Michigan. An active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a Margo Marsh Biodiversity Foundation board member, he graduated from the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard Business School as well as the first National Education Leadership Institute (sponsored by WWF and Disney).
Jane Goodall is one of the world's leading conservationists. The author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Reason for Hope, she is renowned for her work with the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, as well as for her extensive worldwide lecturing on conservation and preservation of all species.