LAUDED CONSERVATIONIST AND HUMANITARIAN DR. JANE GOODALL SPEAKS AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO IN HONOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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September 25, 2018

This Day-Long Celebration Includes Demonstrations by Young Leaders of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Root & Shoots Program, the Flying of Giant Peace Dove Puppets, Live Entertainment, and more.

WHAT

On Sunday, September 23, 2018, Dr. Jane Goodall, a United Nations Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, will speak at the L.A. Zoo in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace. On this day, young members of Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program, participate in the symbolic flying of the program’s signature Giant Peace Dove Puppet, a globally known symbol for peace. The dove symbol for Dr. Goodall not only represents peace among people, but also peace with wildlife and the natural world we share.  The celebration will also include demonstrations by area Root & Shoots groups, and a performance by award-winning duo Andy & Renee. All programming, including Dr. Goodall’s speech displayed on large screens, is included in the purchase of Zoo admission.

“Each year we take the time to celebrate all that is free and noble in the human spirit,” says Dr. Goodall.  “And we celebrate all that so many people have done throughout the year and will do next year to create a better world. With the peace doves we remind everyone of the truth they sometimes forget – that peace is possible.”

Admission to the Los Angeles Zoo is $21 for general admission (ages 13 to 61), $18 for seniors (ages 62+), and $16 for children (ages 2 to 12). No ticket is required for children under 2. Admission for Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association members is free.  To learn more about the day’s programming, visit www.lazoo.org/dayofpeace.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. For general information about the Zoo, call (323) 644-4200.

L.A. ZOO

The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing nearly 1.8 million visitors each year, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare and has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife.

THE JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE

The Jane Goodall Institute is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring action to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Founded in 1977 by Dr. Goodall, JGI makes a difference through community-centered conservation and the innovative use of science and technology. We work closely with local communities around the world, inspiring hope through the collective power of individual action. Through Roots & Shoots, our youth-led community action and learning program, young people in 100 countries are acquiring the knowledge and skills to become compassionate conservation leaders in their own backyards.

JANE GOODALL’S ROOTS & SHOOTS

Founded in 1991 by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of Tanzanian students, the Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen — for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and takeaction. Through service projects, youth led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe. For more information, please visit www.rootsandshoots.org.