Virtual Zootopia, presented by Baystate Financial
Saturday, May 8, 2021
6:00 p.m. Gala Program to benefit Zoo New England
and honor E.O. Wilson Living the Mission Award Recipient
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & U. N. Messenger of Peace
6:30 p.m. Live Cocktail Reception with John Linehan, President & CEO
Zootopia, Zoo New England's annual fundraising gala, will virtually bring the Zoos to you for an inspiring evening this spring, featuring a special video message by E. O. Wilson Living the Mission Award honoree Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & U. N. Messenger of Peace. Thank you to NBC10 Boston, necn anchor Latoyia Edwards and chief meteorologist Matt Noyes, who will also be joining us for this year's event. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the natural world with animal appearances, insider updates, and a silent auction (coming soon)!
Photo by Stuart Clarke
Through her more than 60 years of groundbreaking work, 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. A compassionate conservation advocate, Dr. Goodall continues to inspire people around the world with her message of hope and belief in the collective power of individual action to save the world we all share.
E.O. WILSON LIVING THE MISSION AWARD
Your support of Zootopia 2021 directly benefits Zoo New England's Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, and supports the Zoos' mission to save species from extinction, educate visitors about wildlife and habitats, and participate in vital conservation work both locally and globally. By giving, you inspire the next generation of conservation stewards and connect people of all ages to wildlife and the wonders of our natural world. Thank you for making our work possible!
As in previous years, animal-inspired attire is strongly encouraged! While we can't be together in person, we would love to see pictures of your best look on social media - tag us and use #Zootopia to join in the fun from home.