Thane Maynard, Director, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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Join us this Thursday, July 11, 2024, for a LUNCH (12:00-1:30pm) meeting at The Transept (1205 Elm St, 45202), with Thane Maynard, Director, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Thane Maynard is internationally known for his dedication to wildlife preservation, research, and education. He has authored more than a dozen books. The most recent, “Hope For Animals & Their World,” was coauthored with Jane Goodall. He has also shared science and environmental news via his nationally syndicated radio program, “The 90-Second Naturalist,” since 1987.

Maynard’s travels to promote biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation have spanned five continents and earned him a membership in the Explorers Club.  He is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Margo Marsh Biodiversity Foundation, a primate conservation fund headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Born and raised in central Florida, Thane earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl., and his master’s degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources.  He is also a graduate of the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program at the Harvard Business School, as well as the first National Education Leadership Institute sponsored by WWF and Disney.

RSVPs are required to attend, whether you are eating lunch or not, so if you would like to attend, please click HEREby 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2024, or contact [email protected]. If you are not a current member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, please note lunches are $30, and payment will be collected at the door via cash, check, or credit card.  Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Meal Choices – 

Regular Entrée: Bowtie Pasta w/Chicken, Spinach, Artichoke, Mushroom, & Pesto Cream Sauce

Salad Entrée: Spinach & Roasted Vegetable Salad w/Roasted Chicken Breast & Pesto Vinaigrette

Vegetarian Entrée: Bowtie Pasta w/Spinach, Artichoke, Mushroom & Pesto Cream Sauce