Jane Goodall. (Credit : NJPAC)
Jane Goodall’s ‘Roots and Shoots’ Youth. (Credit :
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By Mabel Pais

Scientist. Activist. Storyteller. Icon.

“Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.” – Dr. Jane Goodall

World-renowned ethologist and activist Dr. Jane Goodall, for one night only, will take the stage at the Kings Theatre (1027 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226), speaking about her work and life and Reasons for Hope, answering audience questions on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. Doors Open at 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world.

Jane is a global icon spreading hope and turning it into meaningful positive impact to create a better world for people, other animals, and the planet we share.

Watch this short video – Jane Goodall: Hero – Tribute to Dr. Goodall for her 80th birthday in 2014 –

Dr. Jane Goodall’s Message for International Day for Biological Diversity May 2023 –

Dr. Goodall shares a message about the importance of every individual being as part of the vast tapestry of life on Earth. As we face the existential crises of our time, the Climate Crisis and biodiversity loss, it is more important than ever that we look at the individual as much as we look to the species. Every one of us has the power to make a difference for global wildlife every single day—what will you do today? #BiodiversityDay2023 #Biodiversity #TakeAction #Science

Dr. Jane Goodall: Reasons for Hope – speaks at NYU, Abu Dhabi


Dr. Goodall is known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organization, the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program.

JGI’s research continues the world’s longest-running field research on chimpanzees, which Dr. Goodall began in Gombe in 1960. Today, the work at Gombe expands on the largest scientific knowledge base on chimpanzees, serving primatologists around the world. This research provides ever-new insight into the daily lives of chimpanzees, and has developed a deep knowledge of the lives and behavior of over 200 chimps since Jane’s early work in it is over 55 years of study. The research plays a unique role in understanding our closest living relatives, providing essential information for the conservation of chimpanzees and contributing to a myriad of other scientific discoveries that benefit humans and chimpanzees alike.

Today, Jane continues to connect with worldwide audiences, despite the challenges of the pandemic, through ‘Virtual Jane’ including remote lectures, recordings, and her podcast, the “Jane Goodall Hopecast.” In 2021, Jane was the recipient of the Templeton Prize, and her newest book, “The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times,” was published.

Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England. From earliest childhood, she was fascinated by animals and the Africa she discovered in the storybooks of Tarzan and Dr. Doolittle. In 1957, she traveled to the Kenyan farm of a friend’s parents and met the famed anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. In 1960, at his invitation, she began her landmark study in Gombe Tanzania of chimpanzee behavior in the wild—immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant observer.

Her field research at what was then called Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve — most notably, her discovery that chimpanzees make and use tools — revolutionized the world of primatology and redefined the relationship between humans and animals. In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to advance her vision and work around the world and for generations to come.

JGI continues the field research at Gombe and builds on Dr. Goodall’s innovative approach to conservation, which recognizes the central role that people play in the well-being of animals and the environment.

In 1991, she founded ‘Roots & Shoots,’ a global program that guides young people in nearly 100 countries in becoming conservation activists and leaders in their daily lives. Today, Dr. Goodall travels the world, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, environmental crises and her reasons for hope. In her books and speeches, she emphasizes the interconnectedness of all living things and the collective power of individual action. Dr. Goodall is a UN Messenger of Peace and Dame Commander of the British Empire. To learn more about Jane Goodall and her work, visit

For tickets to see Jane Goodall for a talk and Q&A, visit
AGES & ADVISORIES: No children under 5 allowed.
Kings Theatre
The historic Kings Theatre is one of New York’s premier performing arts venues. Providing a destination for large-scale popular entertainment and serving as a resource for local arts groups and community organizations, the City-owned Theatre will be a cultural and economic cornerstone of the Flatbush community and add a major fixture to Brooklyn’s vibrant cultural landscape. The Kings Theatre is a state-of-the-art facility with over 3,000 seats—the largest of its kind in Brooklyn. Learn more at

(Mabel Pais writes on Social Issues, Spirituality, The Arts and Entertainment, Education, Cuisine, Health & Wellness, and Business)

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