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Washburn Lecture Series to Feature Animal Planet Host and Leading Conservationist Jeff Corwin

10/27/14 07:10 am CDT
"Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World."

Animal Planet host and leading conservationist Jeff Corwin will share why he has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe at the Washburn Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 in White Concert Hall, Garvey Fine Arts Center, Washburn University campus. Washburn students get in free with their Washburn ID and a suggested donation of five non-perishable food items or $2. The event also is open to the public for a five non-perishable food items or $2. All proceeds and non-perishable goods will benefit the Can Emporia Food Drive.

Advance tickets are available in the student activities and Greek life office located in the lower level of the Memorial Union. Tickets are also available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be no priority or reserved seating.

For nearly 20 years, Corwin has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series broadcasted on networks like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and the Food Network. Presently, Corwin is executive producer and host of the award winning weekly series, “Ocean Mysteries,” airing weekends on ABC stations nationally.

Each week on “Ocean Mysteries,” Corwin opens viewers’ eyes to the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans while enhancing our understanding about our ocean's life-sustaining value to the planet. In addition to exploring the state of our planet's wildlife and ecology, Corwin has serves as an environmental and science correspondent for CNN, CBS and NBC news. Corwin’s wildlife and conservation work has been regularly featured on a variety of broadcasting networks including CNN, FOX, “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” CBS “Morning Show,” “The Ellen Show,” “Rachael Maddows,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brian,” “Regis and Kelly” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Beyond television, Corwin has partnered with the Wittaker Center to produce the film “Expedition Chesapeake,” and with Rodale to publish the book “100 Heartbeats.” Beyond print, Corwin has launched “Jeff Corwin's Explorer Series,” which consist of interactive, multi-media ebooks focusing on wildlife. Corwin also is the author of “Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World.”

Jeff lives in Massachusetts on a small island with his wife and two daughters.

Campus Activities Board and Washburn Student Government Association are sponsoring the event. For more details call 785.670.1169.

Contact:

Washburn University
Alex Crume, Washburn Student Government Association, 785.670.2321
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785.670.2153

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