EPN Presents: An Evening with Dr. M. Sanjayan, Senior Scientist, Conservation International

Event details
Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:00pm - 8:40pm
Location: 
Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom
Presentation title: 
Earth and People – Lessons in Living Together; Preserving our Present, Enriching our Future

ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS NETWORK and OSU's SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Present:

An Evening with Dr. M. Sanjayan

Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist,

 

Earth and People – Lessons in Living Together

Preserving our Present, Enriching our Future

 


                                                                                                                     Photo credit: Ami Vitale

Dr. M. Sanjayan is a leading global conservation scientist, writer and an Emmy-nominated news contributor focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife and the environment. He serves on Conservation International’s senior leadership team as executive vice president and senior scientist. Previously he was the senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy. His scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. He is a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. 

 


Registration

Admission is FREE but preregistration is required.                                                                                                                                             

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Location

Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom (2nd Floor)
The Ohio Union at Ohio State University
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210 
Phone: 614-688-4636

Directions to the Ohio Union.

Parking: There are two parking garages adjacent to the North side of the Union, accessible from High Street and College Road.

Agenda

6:30 PM Sign-in; mingle with sponsoring organization representatives; sodas, punch and water served

7:00 Welcome:  Dr. Jeff Sharp, Director, OSU School of Environment and Natural Resources  

7:10 Highlighting Central Ohio’s Contributions to Protecting Earth’s Environments and Peoples, Tom Stalf, CEO, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium                     

7:20 Dr. M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

8:30 Program ends; mingle with attendees and sponsoring organizations; sodas, punch and water served

 

Featured Presenter:


                                         Photo credit: Ami Vitale

Dr. M. Sanjayan, Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

Dr. M. Sanjayan is a leading global conservation scientist, writer and an Emmy-nominated news contributor focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife and the environment. He serves on Conservation International’s senior leadership team as executive vice president and senior scientist. Previously he was the senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy. His scientific work has been published in journals including Science, Nature, and Conservation Biology. He is a Catto Fellow at the Aspen Institute. 
 
Sanjayan's broad-reaching television experience includes numerous documentaries for Discovery Channel and the BBC and serving as a frequent contributor to CBS News. He hosted the TV series, EARTH – A New Wild which aired on PBS earlier this year. He was also a correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously, the Showtime documentary series which debuted in April 2014. In January 2014 he returned as the featured contributor to the BBC World News series The Power of Nature.  August 31 and September 1, 2 he is co-hosting a PBS live series focused on Monterey Bay restoration,  Big Blue Live, airing locally on WOSU TV on August 31, September 1 and September 2 from 8-9pm each night. http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2015/big-blue-live/
 

Also Featuring:

Tom Stalf, CEO, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

As President and CEO, Tom Stalf leads the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, Safari Golf Club, and the Wilds with a single focus – inspire people to make a difference for wildlife and wild places. Annually, over 3 million people visit the Columbus Zoo and its other entities, making it one of the most successful zoological institutions in the country.

Tom has more than 24 years of experience in the zoo world. He began his career as a Zookeeper in 1991, and by 1995 was the Director of Illinois’ Niabi Zoo. Tom joined the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Operations. One year later he was promoted to Chief Operations Officer, and the Board of Directors appointed him President and CEO in February 2013. Under his leadership, the Zoo opened its largest region to date, the award-winning Heart of Africa, and the Zoo, Zoombezi Bay and the Wilds have all achieved record-breaking attendance numbers.
 
A tireless champion for wildlife, Tom uses his gift of storytelling and love of education to help inspire people to join the Zoo’s mission of protecting animals globally and locally. He has traveled with Jack Hanna for zoo promotions and national television appearances for nearly 20 years. Tom places a high
priority on animal welfare and conservation, and has visited several countries in which the Zoo supports conservation programs.
 
Tom and his wife Colleen have three children – Kylee, Brendan and Brady – and live on a 20 acre farm north of the Zoo.

                                                                                                                                  

Sponsors

The EPN and the School of Environment and Natural Resources appreciate the sponsorship of this event by OSU School of Environment and Natural ResourcesThe Nature ConservancyOSU Office of Energy and Environment and OSU Discovery Theme:  Sustainable and Resilient Economy.

 
 

For further information about the EPN, please contact David Hanselmann at hanselmann.3@osu.edu or 614-247-1908


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