Minnesota Zoo Media Contact

If you are a member of the press, please contact: Kelly Lessard
Public Relations Manager
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952.431.9217 direct
952.431.9300 fax
[email protected]

October 14, 2014
5 p.m.

Apple Valley, MINN – September 24, 2014: New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award winner Paul Greenberg (Four Fish, American Catch) will speak at the Minnesota Zoo on Tuesday, October 14 beginning at 5 p.m. as part of its “Our World Speaker Series.”

Greenberg will lead and moderate three, 20-minute panel discussions featuring a variety of regional specialists from The Nature Conservancy, Minnesota & Wisconsin Sea Grants, Shedd Aquarium, University of Minnesota and Coastal Seafoods as they discuss issues surrounding Minnesota’s aquatic resources, including  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. Guests can ask questions and discuss a variety of issues during a post-discussion meet and greet.

Reservations are free, but online pre-registration at mnzoo.org is required. The Our World Speaker Series is supported by the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

“Paul Greenberg’s American Catch”
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5 – 9 p.m.

5 p.m.                          Book sales/signing
6:30 p.m.                      3-panel discussion
8 p.m.                          Meet & greet / cash bar / appetizers

The Minnesota Zoo is located in Apple Valley, just minutes south of Mall of America. Open year round, the Zoo is one of the State’s premier cultural attractions serving 1.3 million visitors annually. With a mission to connect people, animals and the natural world, the Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Learn more at mnzoo.org or by calling 952.431.9500.