Marymount University is offering audience members the opportunity to meet Dr. Jane Goodall on Friday, April 17 at DAR Constitution Hall. A special VIP experience includes a meet-and-greet reception with the famed primatologist at 5 p.m., along with orchestra tickets to her 7 p.m. talk, Sowing the Seeds of Hope.
VIP tickets are $300 and include food and drink. Regular event tickets range from $25 to $100. All can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
Goodall, a UN Messenger of Peace, will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees in Tanzania ?from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field. Her latest publication, Seeds of Hope, dives into the world of plants, exploring interesting anomalies about the natural world and how we can protect the place we call home.
Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research at Gombe and is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, operating in more than 28 countries.
Proceeds from the event will help establish a fund at Marymount that will enhance the work of volunteerism and community engagement through campus grants and capacity building.
Dr. Jane Goodall
(Photo by Stuart Clarke)