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Legendary conservationist Jane Goodall to speak on campus
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Legendary conservationist Jane Goodall to speak on campus

FIU will host the global icon as part of its “Explorers and Innovators Lecture Series.”

March 14, 2023 at 11:30am

Jane Goodall, the world-renowned conservationist and U.N. Messenger of Peace known best for her groundbreaking research and conservation efforts surrounding chimpanzees, will be speaking as part of FIU's Explorers and Innovators Lecture Series on March 31 at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center at MMC. 

In a lecture title “Inspiring Hope Through Action: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall,” she will address her amazing life and work, as well as the power each of us has to make a difference.

Goodall’s pioneering work opened a window into the world of chimpanzees and redefined what it means to be human. Goodall made her most significant discovery during her first year at Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in the 1960s, when she observed chimps making tools out of stripped leaves that they then used to dig out termites in a nearby mound. This observation redefined the scientific premise that separated man from other animals as the only tool makers.

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior. Today, the institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

The event, sponsored by Zoo Miami, will take place at 7 p.m. and will feature a lecture from Goodall followed by a moderated Q&A.

Tickets are now on sale.