WESTPORT, Conn. – Beardsley Zoo Executive Director Gregg Dancho will speak at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Thursday as part of the weekly Sunset Lecture series hosted by Friends of Sherwood Island.
Dancho will talk about what it takes to operate Connecticut’s only public zoo. He has been the zoo’s director since 1983 and has been involved with working on the development and growth of that facility.
During his career, Dancho has worked hard to make the Beardsley Zoo a well-known recreational and tourism asset throughout the state.
Dancho was appointed to the Connecticut Tourism Council representing state attractions; was elected president of ARTFORCE, a marketing collaboration of Bridgeport attractions; and elected chairperson of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce.
The lecture will be held at the Sherwood Island Nature Center at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free after 6 p.m.
For information about upcoming Sunset Lectures, visit the Friends of Sherwood Island website .
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