Session: A reason for Hope
11 a.m. Saturday, May 8
In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. Her work transformed our understanding of chimpanzees and redefined the relationship between humans and animals in ways that continue to emanate around the world. Over the next 60 years, Dr. Goodall has not only shown us the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she has also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. Now, with climate change threatening ways of life around the globe, she remains determined, and even hopeful. She will be joined in conversation with Bill Nye (the Science Guy), himself one of the world’s foremost advocates for a deeper understanding about our relationship to science and the natural world.
About Bill Nye
Bill Nye is an Emmy-award-winning television host, science educator, mechanical engineer, podcast host, and author who is best known for his role as the star of the timeless 1990's science program “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Since 2010, Nye has served as the CEO of The Planetary Society where he has played a central role in fulfilling the organization’s mission to advance space science and exploration. He is a New York Times best-selling author and the host of the Science Rules! podcast. He has built a career on promoting science literacy and is passionate about using science as a vehicle to inspire people of all ages to change the world for the better.
About Crosscut Festival 2021
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