Dame Jane Goodall, the world’s leading authority on chimpanzees and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, will present in Vernon on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. (Mark Schierbecker photo)

Legendary primatologist coming to Okanagan

Dame Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, will present in Vernon Tuesday, March 24

The world’s leading authority on chimpanzees will present in Vernon.

An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall will take place Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 16.

Dame Goodall, 85, is an English primatologist and anthropologist and considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimps. She was fascinated as a child by animals and Africa discovered in the stories of Tarzan and Dr Doolittle.

Goodall was invited to what is now Tanzania in 1960, and her field research at what was then called Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve – most notably that chimps make and use tools – revolutionized the world of primatology, and redefined the relationship between humans and animals.

She founded the Jane Goodall Institute in 1977 to advance her vision and work around the world, and the Institute continues the work at the Gombe Stream Research Centre. It has become a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

Goodall also founded the Roots & Shoots program in 1991, a global environmental and humanitarian youth program, with a group of Tanzanian students. This program connects more than150,000 young people in nearly 100 countries, equipping them to make the world a better place for people animals and the environment.

She is the recipient of the Medal of Tanzania, the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal, Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science. In 2002, Goodall was made a United Naitons Messenger of Peace, and became a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2004.

Tickets can be purchased through ticketseller.ca.


@VernonNews
roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Security cameras catch break and enter suspects on July 1 in Revelstoke

RCMP are asking for help to identify the men and a vehicle

Canada’s deficit result of investing in Canadians: Minister of Middle-Class Prosperity

Minister Mona Fortier said the government is working on the next steps as the economy restarts

Cancelled shows and slow reopening for Revelstoke Art Gallery

The gallery has been closed since March due to COVID-19

Pure magic: live performances revived in Revelstoke

Revelstoke Arts Council hosting Guerrilla Gigs on Wednesdays all summer long

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for July 9

Jack Snoddy Archive assistant, Revelstoke Museum & Archives 120 years ago: Revelstoke… Continue reading

Horgan says B.C. restart making gains as more people come out of their homes

B.C. announced the easing of more restrictions on businesses, recreation and travel last month

Dog locks out Kelowna couple on 4th floor patio

Kelowna firefighters were called in to rescue the two people

B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance minister says

Okanagan a bright spot for in-province visitor economy

Shuswap resident calls RCMP about vehicle with U.S. licence plates

Police summoned on July 4 regarding car parked with California plates

Homeowners arrive in North Shuswap to find thieves busy breaking in

Chase RCMP request assistance from public in tracking down suspects

Ryga Arts Festival to include virtual and in-person events

Arts festival in Summerland will run from Aug. 15 to 23

National Kitten Day aka the ‘purrfect’ day to foster a new friend

July 10 marks National Kitten Day, a special day to celebrate all things kittens

YouTubers claim to be Kelowna display toilet ‘poopers’

RCMP can not speak to legitimacy of video, will be investigating

Haida matriarchs occupy ancient villages as fishing lodges reopen to visitors

‘Daughters of the rivers’ say occupation follows two fishing lodges reopening without Haida consent

Most Read