Actor Ted Danson's role as an ocean conservationist has earned him a spot at this year's book festival.

Danson wrote "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them" with journalist Michael D'Orso.

The "CSI" star will appear from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday on the panel "Ted Danson and Eric Penner Haury: Generations of Stewardship, Parks and the West" in the Student Union's South Ballroom.

Danson also is the special guest at the Western National Parks Association's 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday at the Westward Look Resort. Visit for more info.

Read more about his visit in Friday's Star.

Gerald M. Gay