Reasons for Hope: A Virtual Discussion with 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
ALSO: Live Zoom Webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1pm
The Nov. 19 event, which is open to the public, is an encore presentation of an exclusive live Zoom webinar with Dr. Goodall and a panel of Appalachian State University students on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 1pm. Dr. Goodall will deliver a special presentation followed by a Q&A session with App State students who have been inspired by Dr. Goodall’s commitment to conserve the natural world we all share. Attendees are encouraged to pose questions to the chat and, if time allows, Dr. Goodall will answer as many as she can following the presentation and discussion with the student panel. All university students, faculty and staff can register HERE for the live event (App State credentials are required).

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

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LOCATION: Online event; a private link to access the event will be emailed to all registrants both the day before and one 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.

A private link to access the event will be emailed to all registrants both the day before and one hour prior to the event. ***Please check your spam folders if you do not receive the emails.***

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