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Reasons for Hope: A Virtual Discussion with Dr. Jane Goodall

November 19 | 8:00 pm

Dr. Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall Institute/Bill Wallauer

Presented by the Office of Sustainability, APPS (Appalachian Popular Programming Society),
and the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs
The Nov. 19 public presentation is a rebroadcast of an exclusive live interactive Zoom webinar with Dr. Goodall and Appalachian State University students on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1pm. Dr. Goodall will deliver a special presentation followed by an intimate Q&A session with App State students who have been inspired by Dr. Goodall’s commitment to conserve the natural world we all share. All university students, faculty and staff can register HERE for the live event. Click here to view a flyer with details of the week’s events with Dr. Jane Goodall.

Dr. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE

Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

In July 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.

In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991. Today, Roots & Shoots is active in more than 60 countries and, since its inception, has greatly impacted participants of all ages in over 100 countries, all of which take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.

Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.

For more information about Dr. Goodall and the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit www.janegoodall.org.

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LOCATION: Online event; a private link to access the event will be sent to registrants 1 hour prior to event
DATE/TIME: Nov. 19 at 8pm
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at
800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046

Event is FREE, but registration is required. Online registration will close 3 hours prior to event. Late registrants must call the Box Office directly at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

Or register by calling the Box Office directly at 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, The Schaefer Center Presents is able to offer the fall series free of charge. To help us continue our mission of meeting the needs of our university students, faculty/staff, and the community at large during this time when high-quality arts programming is more critical and essential than ever, please consider making a gift of any amount.

Dr. Jane Goodall
Dr. Jane Goodall

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With sincere appreciation to our generous corporate sponsors for making this series accessible to all, at no cost to our audiences.


November 19
8:00 pm
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