Allegheny College will welcome Emmy Award-winning television host, author and biologist Jeff Corwin to campus on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. for a lecture, “100 Heartbeats.” The event in Shafer Auditorium is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages.
Corwin, executive producer and host of ABC’s acclaimed weekly series “Ocean Mysteries,” has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe since early childhood. For nearly 20 years he has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series and specials that have aired in more than 130 countries worldwide.
In 2014, Corwin served as narrator for the IMAX-format film “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland,” produced and written by Sir David Attenborough and currently running in IMAX theatres worldwide. In 2010, Corwin served as a correspondent for MSNBC and NBC News covering the impact and recovery efforts of the Gulf oil spill. And in 2009, he executive produced and presented “100 Heartbeats” for MSNBC, a groundbreaking documentary that investigated the plight of our planet’s most endangered wildlife species along with the conservation heroes trying to save them. Corwin authored a book by the same name. He has also partnered with the Wittaker Center to produce and present the IMAX-format film “Expedition Chesapeake.”
A native of Massachusetts, Corwin has established EcoZone, an interactive museum and environmental education center. Based in Norwell, Massachusetts, EcoZone aims to build awareness for the wildlife and ecology unique to the wetlands of southeastern Massachusetts.