Orkney, Scotland : Dr. Jane Goodall Opens the 2012 Orkney International Science Festival and Speaks in St. Magnus Cathedral

Sep 6 2012


In early September, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace will give two public talks, as well as a special presentation available online for all Orkney schools. On September 6, 2012, she will open the Orkney Science Festival with a talk at The Pickaquoy Center in Kirkwall, Orkney. The following day, September 7, she will speak in St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.

In her speech, Dr. Goodall, will first bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees―from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field.

Dr. Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research and celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students, the Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. 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. For more information, please visit www.rootsandshoots.uk.

To purchase tickets for these events, please visit (http://www.oisf.org/index.php?path=tickets).



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