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Photo provided by the Jane Goodall Institute / by Fernando Turmo
Jane Goodall with rescued chimpanzee LaVielle at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of the Congo. Dr. Jane Goodall and The Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees. The chimpanzee featured in this photo is a rescue chimpanzee living at the Jane Goodall Institute's sanctuary.*

Gombe & Beyond: An Afternoon & Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall: April 7

World-renowned scientist Dr. Jane Goodall will visit UMass Dartmouth on April 7, 2016.

World-renowned ethologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall will visit UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Goodall is best known for her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania beginning 55 years ago. Through her work at Gombe Stream she redefined the relationship between humans and animals, shedding light onto the little known world of wild chimpanzees. In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

This event will introduce the campus and local communities to Dr. Jane Goodall's work, providing educational outreach to South Coast schools on sustainability and the impact we can have in preserving our natural world.

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Inspiring Young People to Preserve the Natural World

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program is comprised of young people of all ages inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to work at making the world a better place. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to empower young people to create practical solutions to big challenges. The program itself was created by Dr. Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students in 1991 and today we engage with hundreds of thousands of youth in more than 130 countries.

Roots & Shoots emphasizes the importance of enabling young people to connect with one another across national boundaries, religions and cultures. The Roots & Shoots website,, provides members with helpful online tools, allowing them to take action, connect globally and combine forces. Project sharing, social media, blogs e-newsletters and downloadable resources enable youth to creatively and collaboratively take action.

All across the world, active Roots & Shoots members are planting trees, leading public awareness campaigns, saving abandoned animals, helping the homeless, reducing their communities’ waste, protecting clean water and promoting biodiversity, raising funds for earthquake of hurricane victims and many other admirable projects. They are improving our world, one community project at a time.

Opportunities for Local School Districts to Participate

In collaboration with local school districts, UMass Dartmouth has offered several opportunities for elementary, middle school, high school and college students to be involved in this event including an Essay Contest, a Green Fair, and to attend Dr. Jane Goodall's evening talk.

To learn more about Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute, please visit


*Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees. The chimpanzee featured in the photo is a rescue chimpanzee living at the Jane Goodall Institute's sanctuary.


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