Dr. Jane Goodall to speak at Royal Ontario Museum on call to action for future of the planet

Making a Difference: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) present a rare opportunity to spend the evening with world-renowned primatologist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall, as she discusses her hope for the future of the planet. Making a Difference: an Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall takes place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Dr. Goodall will reflect on the remarkable insights her research has offered into our closest animal relatives, and the extraordinary change the world has seen since 1960 when she first began her chimpanzee research in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. Dr. Goodall will also discuss current threats facing the planet and her outlook for hope in these complex times, encouraging people to do their part to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.

“The ROM is excited to partner with the Jane Goodal Institute of Canada to host Dr. Goodall as she presents this important lecture,” said Dave Ireland, Managing Director of Biodiversity Programs for the ROM. “As Canada’s largest field research museum, we understand that stories about discovery and adventure can be a powerful and positive influence on people of all ages. We’re thrilled to further explore how JGI Canada and the ROM can work together to effect change. ”

“Dr. Goodall’s research into the behaviour of chimpanzees showed us how closely related we are to the rest of the animal kingdom, and fundamentally changed our understanding of what it means to be human. These extraordinary insights have much to teach us about how we can live in harmony with nature and ensure a future for the planet that includes all living things,” said Jane Lawton, Chief Executive Officer, the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. “We are delighted to be working with the ROM again to bring Dr. Goodall’s messages of hope to the people of Toronto.”

The lecture will take place from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and will include a post-lecture book-signing. Guests can also register to attend a pre-talk reception from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Dr. Goodall.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.rom.on.ca/programs or call 416.586.5797.

About the ROM’s Schad Gallery of Biodiversity

Through the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, the ROM is committed to raising awareness of the significant challenges facing the conservation, diversity and survival of life on earth, and working
with our partners and the public to find ways to make a difference.

About the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) was founded in 1993 and is part of a dynamic 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 here in Canada – a powerful, global program that inspires and empowers youth to be active global citizens and to take action to create sustainable
and positive change. For more information, please visit JaneGoodall.ca.