Renowned conservationist Jane Goodall will speak at the University of Tampa this spring

Learn a thing or two from Goodall.

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We all grew up watching and learning from Jane Goodall on Animal Planet, and now we can witness her intellect in person at The University of Tampa on April 20.

Goodall is UT’s first speaker for its new Distinguished Speaker Series, where she will discuss her life’s work of studying the behavior of chimpanzees and other primates. She’ll also be discussing the legacy of the Jane Goodall Institute, which has continued her work through the Gombe Stream Research Center—host to the world’s longest-running chimpanzee study. 

Along with talks about animal conservation, Goodall also discusses innovative tactics that we can apply to our lives to help combat climate change. Even at 85 years old, she travels nearly 300 days a year speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the Earth. 

Tickets go on sale March 23—so set your alarms. UT students and faculty can attend Goodall’s presentation for free, while a limited number of tickets will be available to the public for $5. 

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