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Wildlife Adventurer Jeff Corwin to Speak

Contact: Dan Adkins

 

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Corwin also is developing a series of books exploring the natural history of endangered species and threatened habitats. He has delivered lectures to audiences throughout the United States and has addressed many organizations, including the United Nations Conference on Youth and the Environment, the Maui Earth Summit, the International Rainforest Conference, and Explorers Hall at the National Geographic Society.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2003) -- Wildlife show host Jeff Corwin will discuss his adventures with endangered species and ecosystems around the world at a special lecture at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the University of Kentucky Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Corwin, host and executive producer of “The Jeff Corwin Experience” on the Animal Planet cable-television channel, advocates conserving endangered species and ecosystems around the world. He has been an activist on behalf of rain forests and other ecosystems since his childhood. From 1997 to 1999, he co-created, produced and hosted the Disney Channel’s “Going Wild With Jeff Corwin” television series.

Corwin also is developing a series of books exploring the natural history of endangered species and threatened habitats. He has delivered lectures to audiences throughout the United States and has addressed many organizations, including the United Nations Conference on Youth and the Environment, the Maui Earth Summit, the International Rainforest Conference, and Explorers Hall at the National Geographic Society.

The lecture, sponsored by the UK Tracy Farmer Center for the Environment, is a springboard for the launch of the new All Wild About Kentucky’s Environment (AWAKE) Web site, a joint venture of the Farmer Center, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the UK College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, and the Kentucky Department of Education.

About 300 tickets to Corwin’s lecture are available to the general public. The tickets cost $5 and may be obtained by calling the Singletary Center for the Arts ticket office at (859) 257-4929.


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