Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin to speak at Penn State Altoona on Sept. 30

The 2010-11 Penn State Altoona Distinguished Speaker Series kicks off with conservationist, author, and television host, Jeff Corwin. He will present “Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 in the campus' Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. Free tickets are available at the Penn State Altoona Bookstore, the box office in the Misciagna Family Center, or at the door on the evening of the program while they last.

Corwin, an Emmy winner, has been working for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world since he was a teenager. Animal Planet audiences best know him as host of The Jeff Corwin Experience, one of the most popular shows on cable television. Corwin has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology from Bridgewater State College, as well as a master of science degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. When not in the field, Corwin lectures on wildlife, ecology and conservation to audiences across the United States. He firmly believes that through education and awareness, the natural resources, wildlife and ecosystems that make up our planet will be conserved for future generations.

The Penn State Altoona Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible by funding from the Division of Student Affairs, the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Fund, the John and Ann Wolf Family Speakers Series Fund, the Sarah Simonton Endowment for Excellence, and the Student Activity Fee. This program is presented by the Division of Student Affairs in conjunction with the academic divisions of Business and Engineering; Education, Health and Human Development, and Social Sciences; Mathematics and Natural Sciences; and Arts and Humanities as a service to the students, faculty and administration of Penn State Altoona and the local community.

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Last Updated August 31, 2010