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Biologist, conservation expert and reptilian friends to speak Feb. 23

Jeff Corwin, Animal Planet host, DLS speakerJeff Corwin, right, wildlife biologist, author and host of Animal Planet’s Corwin’s Quest, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Auditorium Building as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Corwin’s presentation will feature several exotic animals, including snakes and reptiles, and audience members will have the opportunity to join him onstage to interact with the critters. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets to Corwin's presentation by sending an e-mail to InHouse with "Corwin's Quest" in the subject line, by 5 p.m. Feb. 11.

Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. An expert on wildlife, ecology and conservation, he will discuss his insights into culture, animal behaviors and interactions among humans and animals.

Corwin regularly shares his message of conservation through popular and news media. He has appeared on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has been named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" and has been on Entertainment Weekly's "It List." 

Corwin received bachelor's degrees in biology and anthropology from Bridgewater State College, and a master's degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received an honorary doctorate in public education from Bridgewater State College for his work  communicating sustainability and conservation of natural resources, wildlife and ecosystems.

Faculty and staff and members of the UNT Alumni Association can purchase tickets for $10, with a limit of four tickets per person, at the University Union, Information Desk. The information desk is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets also can be reserved at 940-565-3805. Tickets are $15 for the public.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is intended to introduce the university community to the excellence of world-class speakers whose messages will enhance student learning outside the classroom.

Posted on: Mon 07 February 2011

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