The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is thrilled to announce that world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and humanitarian, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, will be in Cranbrook from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Goodall is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), and a United Nations Messenger for Peace.
Goodall will be offering her widely acclaimed “Reason for Hope” presentation at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Following the presentation, Goodall will be available for a question-and-answer period and book signing.
In addition to her public presentation, Goodall will also be speaking to a select group of students and educators about JGI’s Roots and Shoots — a global program that empowers youth to take positive action on environmental and humanitarian issues. This will complement the work CBEEN is already doing as an umbrella network for environmental education in the Columbia Basin. CBEEN’s Wild Voices for Kids (WVFK) program offers students free programs and field trips with local experts to promote stewardship and a conservation ethic through direct experience of ecologically and culturally significant areas in their own backyard.
“To host Dr. Goodall’s first visit to the Kootenays is truly an honor for CBEEN,” said CBEEN executive director Duncan Whittick. “She travels extensively to share her story and message with leaders and citizens across the world. We anticipate with great excitement the spark that Dr. Goodall will kindle in environmental education in the Columbia Basin.”
CBEEN is grateful for the generous support from its premier sponsor, Kicking Horse Coffee, along with feature sponsors Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Columbia Basin Trust and the Black Press East Kootenay Group. CBEEN would also like to recognize the important role of its supporting sponsors in making this event a reality, including St. Eugene Mission Resort, Key City Theatre, Cranbrook Photo, Wildsight, Kootenay Kwik Print and Lotus Books.
Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased from the Key City Theatre Box Office, which can be reached at 250-426-7006.
CBEEN was founded in 2002 and is a registered charity and an umbrella network for environmental educators in the Columbia Basin. CBEEN encourages environmental stewardship and sustainability in the Columbia Basin by supporting environmental education initiatives through capacity building, information sharing and educational programs. For regular updates on this event as well as other activities, visit www.cbeen.org.
The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada was founded in 1994 and is part of a dynamic network of Jane Goodall Institutes around the world. JGI supports habitat conservation and chimpanzee protection programs in Africa and runs Jane Goodall’s Roots and Shoots in Canada — a powerful, global program that inspires and empowers youth to be active global citizens and to take action to create sustainable and positive change. For more information, visit janegoodall.ca.
— COLUMBIA BASIN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION NETWORK