Media Advisory - Dr. Jane Goodall's East Coast Canada Tour

Dr. Goodall to deliver lectures in PEI and Moncton, NB, 3 nights only

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI Canada) is proud to announce that celebrated primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will be delivering her lecture Gombe & Beyond in Charlottetown, PEI on October 2 and 3. She will give the same lecture in Moncton, NB on October 4.

On these three special evenings, Dr. Goodall will share tales of her unique experience researching the chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania with ground-breaking results.

Dr. Goodall's Charlottetown lecture will be at the Delta Prince Edward (18 Queen St.) and at the Moncton Wesleyan Celebration Centre in Moncton (945 St. George Blvd). The lectures start at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $50-$150 with all proceeds supporting JGI Canada's conservation, humanitarian and youth engagement programs.

At age 26, Jane Goodall arrived in Tanzania armed with little more than notepad, a pair of binoculars and a dream to observe African wildlife. She observed chimpanzees expressing a range of emotions, developing close family bonds and forming social groups. In Gombe & Beyond, Dr. Goodall delves into her observations that changed our understanding of animal behaviour, inspiring more than 50 years of research that resulted in a re-consideration of what it means to be human. 

Audiences will learn about our closest cousins in the animal kingdom – the genetic difference between humans and chimps is less than 2% -- the escalating threats to their habitat, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program through which young people are inspired to make a difference for people, animals and the environment. From personal stories of her love for animals to accounts of scientific breakthroughs, Dr. Goodall inspires audiences of all ages with a message of hope—that within each of us is the potential to make a positive difference for all living things.

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About the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada was founded in 1994 and is part of a 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– a global program that inspires youth to take action to create positive change. 

SOURCE Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

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For further information: Media contact, Victoria Foote, Director, Communications and Fund Development JGI Canada,, 416.978.3706 (o), 647.290.9384 (m)


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