Jane Goodall Reasons For Hope Debuts at Arizona Science Center

 Arizona Science Center is hosting a public event – An Evening With Dr. Jane Goodall – on Friday, June 2, 2023 to release the world premiere of the large-format film: Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope. Dr. Goodall will be onsite at Arizona Science Center where she will share stories about her time in Arizona and the knowledge she’s collected over more than 60 years as a global conservation and humanitarian icon. Multiple ticket options, beginning at $150/ticket, are available for the event and space is limited.

“We hope you join us as we welcome Dr. Jane Goodall back to the Science Center and feature her latest large-format film: Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope,” said Guy Labine, The Hazel A. Hare President and CEO, Arizona Science Center. “Uplifting, inspiring films like this help light a spark of imagination in all viewers.”

Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope is based on Dr. Jane Goodall’s philosophy of hope for the world and all of life on it, including both the natural world and its human inhabitants. Dr. Jane Goodall is a renowned British-born ethologist, environmentalist, animal-rights activist, conservationist, author, educator, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute. The film is a Science North production in association with Jane Goodall Institute, by award-winning documentarian, David Lickley

The film takes the viewer on a journey that highlights good news stories that will inspire people to make a difference in the world around them. Thanks to Arizona Science Center’s local connections and partnerships, the internationally–distributed film features a number of climate change initiatives taking place in Arizona. For example, Dr. Goodall finds hope in Arizona Public Service (APS)’s efforts to advance alternative energy, including renewable energy generation that is enough to power an entire city Additionally, the first commercial-scale “Mechanical Tree” at Arizona State University removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The film also highlights the untapped potential of young people and how the Roots & Shoots program works in 65 countries to create change in their communities. 

“Arizona Science Center is proud to help share the innovative efforts taking place in Arizona to address climate change,” said Anita Theisen, Arizona Science Center Board of Trustees Chair. “Thanks to the support of our local sponsors and partners, we are proud to premiere this film highlighting the number of climate change initiatives taking place in our state.”

Arizona Science Center is a Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope theatre production partner, generously supported by APS and The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation.

To view ticket options and to learn more about An Evening With Dr. Jane Goodall on Friday, June 2, please visit AzScience.org. 

About Arizona Science Center

The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a range of interactive online science content, the state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium, and the five-story Irene P. Flinn Giant Screen Theater, exciting science programs for people of all ages. CREATE at Arizona Science Center®, adjacent to the main building, is a 6,500-square-foot community maker space that provides workshops, including 3D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, and sewing. Arizona Science Center offers programs for all ages, including CAMP INNOVATION, Teen programs, Professional Development and Learning for Educators, and much more. To learn more or to reserve tickets, visit azscience.org or call 602.716.2000.

About Science North

Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults across the province. Science North maintains the second – and eighth-largest science centers in Canada. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, offers North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a joint Master’s and Graduate Diploma program. As part of its mandate, Science North provides science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps, and more, and has a permanent base in Thunder Bay providing outreach to the Northwest. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For information, visit sciencenorth.ca.

About Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global, community-centered conservation organization founded in 1977 that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall in over 30 countries worldwide. We aim to understand and protect chimpanzees, other apes, and their habitats, and empower people to be compassionate citizens in order to inspire the conservation of the natural world we all share. JGI uses research, community-led conservation, best-in-class animal welfare standards, and the innovative use of science and technology to inspire hope and transform it into action for the common good. Through our Roots & Shoots program for young people of all ages, now active in over 60 countries around the world, JGI is creating an informed and compassionate critical mass of people who will help to create a better world for people, other animals, and our shared environment. Learn more at janegoodall.org

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