Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - Special Exhibits

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
April 2013
Project Overview

Como designed, developed and produced a variety of opportunities in seasonal exhibits, including year two of “Roots, Shoots and Fruits: The Incredible Edible Garden”. In addition, special exhibits in the Gallery featured photography as well as build partnerships to feature exhibitions on topics such as bears, wolves, and mushrooms.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcome #1 – Increase knowledge, awareness and interest in topic

Measurable Outcome(s)

Outcome #1 – Increase knowledge, awareness and interest in topicThrough visitor intercept surveys we have found the new interpretive graphics have increased the length of time a guest reads a particular graphic screen, along with retaining more of the information.

Recipient Board Members
Diana Allen

Realtor, Minnesota Home Ventures
Jo Bailey

Community Volunteer
Sheila Brown

Assistant Treasurer and Vice President, Travelers
Arta Cheney

Community Volunteer
Jennifer Denys

Investment Counsel, Advantus Capital Management, a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group
Scott Dongoske

President, Winthrop & Weinstine PA
Peter Everett

Marketing Director of Adult Cereals, General Mills
Anne Hazelroth Field

Chair – Community Volunteer
David Gabel

Finance, Ecolab
Tom Hodnefield

Treasurer – CPA, Tautges Redpath, Ltd.
Robert Hoke

District Manager of Saint Paul and Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Jennifer Huelsmann

Executive, Accenture
Bill Kaphing

Vice President, Xcel Energy
Joe Nayquonabe

Corporate Director of Marketing, Grand Casino Mille Lacs/Hinckley
Nancy Nelson

Vice Chair – Consultant, The Nelson Group
Marla Ordway

Pratt Ordway Properties
Lynette Palmgren

Community Volunteer
Bill Parker

Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, US Bancorp
Ed Pendergast

Community Volunteer
Susan Roeder

Vice President, Andersen Corporate Foundation
Wendy Rubin

CEO, Wendy Rubin Ltd.
Kathleen Schubert

Organizational Consultant
Peter Thrane

Attorney, Leonard Street & Deinard
Keith Wietecki

Former President & CEO, Seren Innovations & Xcel Energy
Leonard Wilkening

Emeritus Director
Ex Officio
Mike Hahm

Director, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
Michelle Furrer

Campus Manager, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Jackie Sticha

President, Como Friends
Project Manager
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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
Street Address
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul
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200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155