Dr. Jane Goodall coming to Cranbrook!

World-renowned primatologist, conservationist and humanitarian, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, is coming to Cranbrook.

  • Aug. 20, 2012 12:00 p.m.

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is thrilled to announce that world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and humanitarian, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, will be in Cranbrook from September 29 to October 1, 2012. Dr. Goodall is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), and a UN Messenger for Peace.

Dr. Goodall will be offering her widely acclaimed ‘Reason for Hope’ presentation at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Sunday, September 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from the Key City Theatre Box Office (250-426-7006) starting Monday, August 20. Following the presentation, Dr. Goodall will be available for a question and answer period and book signing.

In addition to her public presentation, Dr. Goodall will also be speaking to a select group of students and educators about JGI’s Roots & Shoots – a global program that empowers youth to take positive action on environmental and humanitarian issues. This will complement the work CBEEN is already doing as an umbrella network for environmental education in the Columbia Basin. CBEEN’s Wild Voices for Kids (WVFK) program offers students free programs and field trips with local experts to promote stewardship and a conservation ethic through direct experience of ecologically and culturally significant areas in their own back yard.

“To host Dr. Goodall’s first visit to the Kootenays is truly an honour for CBEEN. She travels extensively to share her story and message with leaders and citizens across the world,” commented Duncan Whittick, CBEEN’S Executive Director. “We anticipate with great excitement the spark that Dr. Goodall will kindle in environmental education in the Columbia Basin.”

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) was founded in 1994 and is part of a dynamic network of Jane Goodall Institutes around the world. JGI supports habitat conservation and chimpanzee protection programs in Africa and runs Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots here in Canada – a powerful, global program that inspires and empowers youth to be active global citizens and to take action to create sustainable and positive change. For more information, please visit JaneGoodall.ca.

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