Animal Conservationist Jeff Corwin to Speak at Elmhurst

March 19, 2016 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Emmy Award–winning television host, author and biologist Jeff Corwin works for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe.

Through education and awareness, he conveys his conviction that these vital elements of our planet can be conserved for future generations.

On April 14, Corwin will present “100 Heartbeats,” part of the Roland Quest Lecture Series at Elmhurst College.

For nearly 20 years, Corwin has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series on the Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and the Food Network. Corwin is executive producer and host of the award-winning weekly series Ocean Mysteries, which airs weekends on ABC.

Beyond television, Corwin has partnered with the Wittaker Center to produce the film Expedition Chesapeake, and with Rodale to publish the book 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species, an urgent portrait of wildlife species that are teetering on the brink of extinction.

Corwin’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Corwin will be available to sign books after the lecture. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online or at the door, depending on availability. For more information, call (630) 617-5186.

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