WWU to Host Jane Goodall Oct. 8
Jane Goodall, conservationist and world-renowned expert on chimpanzees, will present “Jane Goodall: Tomorrow and Beyond” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8 at the Mount Baker Theatre in downtown Bellingham. The presentation is sold out.
Goodall is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Her discovery that chimpanzees make a use of tools rocked the scientific world and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. She travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises, and her reasons for hope.
Goodall will sign copies of her books after the presentation, which will also be available for purchase at the event. Tickets to the event will allow entry to the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, where local environmental organizations will have displays from 6-6:45 p.m. and immediately after Goodall’s presentation.
“Jane Goodall has inspired millions of people around the world to tend to the Earth and celebrate the miracle of life. We’re delighted to welcome her to Bellingham," said Western Washington University Professor of Psychology David Sattler, the organizer of the event.
Goodall’s talk is part of the Western Washington University Fraser Lecture Series, endowments generously provided from the estate of Gordon H. and Alice C. Fraser. The purpose of this endowment is to support lectures, seminars, symposia or workshops in the natural, social and applied sciences, with emphasis on the health and life sciences.