Animal Planet Host Jeff Corwin Speaking at Southeast

by News Bureau on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 27, 2013 — “Animal Planet” host and leading conservationist Jeff Corwin will speak April 10 at Southeast Missouri State University, closing out the 2012-2013 Speakers Series.

Corwin’s presentation, “Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Show Me Center. The show will feature several exotic animals, most of which are reptiles and snakes.

A passionate supporter of the environment, Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and delicate ecosystems around the world for nearly three decades. An Emmy Award-winning television host, Corwin is best known for hosting “Animal Planet’s” immensely popular “Jeff Corwin Experience,” which reaches a multitude of viewers in the United States and is viewed in more than 70 countries. Now the host of ABC’s Saturday morning series “Ocean Mysteries,” Corwin leads the weekly undersea adventure in conjunction with the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Corwin was named Ambassador of Climate Change and Endangered Species on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife, one of the United States’ most prominent conservation organizations. He has also established an interactive museum and environmental education center called the EcoZone in his home state of Massachusetts.

A dedicated environmental journalist, Corwin was appointed a special correspondent on science and the environment for NBC News, where he has reported extensively on the most pressing environmental issues of the day. He also hosted the 2009 MSNBC “100 Heartbeats,” which investigates the plight of the planet’s most endangered wildlife species along with the conservation heroes trying to save them.

Corwin’s presentation is open to the public. Tickets are required for entry. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.showmecenter.biz and the Show Me Center Box Office. Current Southeast faculty, staff and students can use a valid Redhawks ID to pick up a free ticket in the University Center Room 202, the Center for Student Involvement or the Show Me Center Box Office.