Jane Goodall, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century, is speaking at a benefit for the
Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Cintas Center. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a brief introduction by Thane Maynard from the Cincinnati Zoo. Goodalls presentation is focused on her lifes work with chimpanzees in the Gombe National Forest in Tanzania.
Goodall is one of the world's best-known wildlife researchers. When Goodall arrived in Kenya in 1957, chimpanzee life was a mystery. She revolutionized primate research when she chose to share a forest home with these animals, mans closest primate relatives. Eventually, she changed the way the world sees and studies chimps and their habitats.
Goodalls visit to Cincinnati is part of a new exhibit and Omnimax film, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees, which are at the Cincinnati Museum Center beginning Oct. 12 and running through Feb. 14, 2003. The exhibit and film focus on the life work of Goodall, her principal research site at Gombe National Park in Tanzania, and her study subjectchimpanzees.
Tickets for Dr. Jane Goodalls presentation range in price from $5-$40. Limited seating is available. Tickets to the event are on sale at the Cintas Center ticket office at 513 745-3411 or through Ticketmaster at 513 562-4949. For more information on the exhibit and film at the museum center, call 513 287-7000.