Paul Greenberg’s American Catch

Speaker: Paul GreenbergPaul Greenberg Speaker Series
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 5:00-9:00 p.m.

This fall the Minnesota Zoo will welcome New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Paul Greenberg (Four Fish, American Catch) who will lead a panel discussion detailing conservation of local waterways, big agriculture and its connection and impact on the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, and an introduction to local fish species and the fisheries that they come from.

Greenberg will lead and moderate three 20 minute panel discussions featuring a variety of additional special guests from around the region. Watch as they discuss issues surrounding Minnesota’s aquatic resources. Guests will also have time to ask questions and discuss a variety of issues during a post discussion meet and greet.

Other special guests will include Jeff Gunderson of Minnesota Sea Grant, Titus Seilheimer of Wisconsin Sea Grant, Aislinn Gauchay from Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, Louis Gilbert and Kate Brauman from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Kristen Blann from The Nature Conservancy, District Executive Chef for Aramark at the University of Minnesota, Scott Pampuch, and Tim Lauer, general manager at local seafood distributor and retail outlet, Coastal Seafoods.

The event will start with a 1 hour long book signing and it will end with a 1 hour long, meet and greet cocktail reception complete with free appetizers and a cash bar. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot today.

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5:00-6:00pm: Book sales/signing

6:30-8:00pm: Panel Discussion

  • Panel 1: State of the Stocks: Conservation & Sustainability
    • Featuring: Titus Seilheimer (WI Sea grant), Jeff Gunderson (MN Sea Grant), Aislinn Gauchay (Shedd Aquarium)
  • Panel 2: Influence and connection of Big Agriculture and Gulf of Mexico / Dead Zone
    • Featuring: Louis Gilbert (U of M), Kate Brauman (U of M), Kristin Blann (The Nature Conservancy)
  • Panel 3: Meet the local fish – accessing Minnesota seafood resources
    • Featuring: Scott Pampuch (Aramark/U of M), Tim Lauer (Coastal Seafoods)

8:00-9:00pm: Meet & Greet/Cash Bar/Appetizers

You are welcome to come for all or any part of the event that you choose, but please register in advance for this free event. If your plans change and you are no longer able to come, please email us at to let us know so we can open up your spot for someone else. Thank you.


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