Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodall coming to the Kootenays

Dr. Jane Goodall, famous for her work with chimpanzees, is coming to Cranbrook to offer her "Reason for Hope" presentation.

The Voices for Sustainability Symposium is returning to the East Kootenays this year with their special guest Dr. Jane Goodall.

The world renowned primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist will be speaking to a crowd at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Sept. 30, about her Roots & Shoots youth environmental action program. The global program empowers youth to take positive action on environment and humanitarian issues.

Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.

In addition, Goodall will be offering her widely acclaimed “Reason for Hope” presentation.

Goodall is most famous for her work with chimpanzees, where she spent 45 years of her life studying their social and family interactions in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.

Now, the Jane Goodall Institute, an international wildlife and environment conservation organization, is helping improve global understanding and treatment of great apes, contributing to the preservation of apes and their habitats, and creating a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeplu for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them.

The event is being organized by the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network, and is being supported by Kicking Horse Coffee, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Columbia Basin Trust, and the Black Press East Kootenay Group.

Tickets are on sale for $50 on August 20 at the Key City Theatre Box Office, or by calling 250-426-7006.