Jane Goodall, known worldwide for her studies of African apes, will speak about her experiences Sept. 11 at the Yokota Air Base Theater.

Goodall will talk from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and then stay from 11 a.m. until noon to answer questions and sign books.

Fifty years ago, Goodall arrived at Lake Tanganyika, in what is now Tanzaniaia’s Gombe National Park, to study chimpanzees in the wild. Her work shed new light on their habits and social structures.

In 1977, she founded the Jane Goodall Institute, a nonprofit group that advocates for education and research about great apes. The Yokota chapter of Roots and Shoots, a youth project founded by the institute, is sponsoring Goodall’s visit.

For information on the visit, call DSN: 225-5794.

From staff reports

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