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Wellington, New Zealand | The Opera House

June 12 @ 7:30 pm

Famed expert on the chimpanzee spreads message of hope in Wellington.

Dr. Jane Goodall rose to fame in the 1960s with her extended research on chimpanzee behaviour. Her time in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania revealed many astonishing things including the use and modification of tools in the primate species. She returns to New Zealand after five years to give a presentation and lecture at The Opera House in Wellington. She is looking forward to meeting with her supporters and a wider audience to share her reasons for hope. The show includes an audience Q & A segment along with a ‘fireside conversation’ with a moderator.

Now aged 90, Jane has continued her research across six decades. The ethnologist is now a UN Messenger of Peace and is the Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. The institute helped set up the ‘Roots & Shoots’ youth education programme. It reaches millions of young people in more than 60 countries around the world and is the reason why she continues to travel. “In all my lectures and books, I focus on reasons for hope. But today, it’s getting harder and harder to take that message of hope around the world. Today’s young people — everywhere I go — they’re so excited and empowered. We’re listening to their voices. That gives us a reason to hope.”



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