A scientist, an activist, a storyteller, an icon. The one and only Dr. Jane Goodall has only two appearances coming up, one in Chicago and one in Denver. This will be quite a night to be inspired and educated.

She was only 26 when she went to what is now Tanzania and dove deep into the world of chimpanzees. Over 60 years later, she has won awards, been the subject of many documentaries, has her own institute, and is admired by millions.

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Dr. Jane Goodall was the person who discovered, in one of the greatest achievements in 20th-century science, that chimpanzees make and use tools. That was in 1960; prior to going to Tanzania, she knew little about chimpanzees, which is impressive in itself.

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It was her work in east Africa that set her on the path to becoming the world's leading primatologist. It was in 1977 that she established the Jane Goodall Institute to support the research and help protect chimpanzees in their habitats. When she began, there were very few women involved in primatology; thanks to Goodall's story and inspiration, today, women lead the field of long-term primate behavioral studies across the world.

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There have been many moments between Dr. Jane Goodall and chimpanzees, including many hugs. This one is from 2013 when a chimpanzee was released into the Congo at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre, which her institute supports.

Even at the age of 88, Dr. Jane Goodall continues to travel and spread her words of hope to the world, encouraging everyone to "use the gift of life to make the world a better place."

And she will be making one special Colorado appearance in March.

DR. JANE GOODALL IN DENVER, COLORADO

  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
  • Bellco Theatre, 7:00 p.m.
  • Lecture, followed by moderated Q&A
  • Tickets (starting at $1,000) on sale now through AXS.com 

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