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National Geographic Photographer Presents A World Worth Saving

Media Alert: Tuesday, June 10, 2014


June 10, 2014

Jennifer Wilson
Director of Communications

Powell, OH – Join the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for a breathtaking look at endangered wildlife through the eyes of a National Geographic photographer as part of the Zoo’s Conservation Lecture Series.
Joel Sartore, known for documenting endangered species from around the world, will be presenting at the OSU Fawcett Center on Thursday, June 26th at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a book sale of Sartore’s latest project, Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species. A book signing will immediately follow his presentation. 
Sartore is a photographer, speaker, author, teacher and a 20-year contributor to National Geographic Magazine. He specializes in documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a “world worth saving.” 
In his own words, “It is a folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”
Tickets for A World Worth Saving are $20 per person and can be purchased online at Please call (614) 724-3485 with questions or for more information.
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The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 10,000 animals representing over 575 species from around the globe. The Zoo complex is a recreational and education destination that includes the 22-acre Zoombezi Bay water park and 18-hole Safari Golf Club. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium also operates the Wilds, a 10,000-acre conservation center and safari park located in southeastern Ohio. The Zoo is a regional attraction with global impact; contributing more than $1 million annually in privately raised funds to support over 70 conservation projects worldwide. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Columbus Zoo has earned Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating.