Tuesday, June 10
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Jeff Corwin shares his passion for environmental conservation by inspiring audiences to become more aware of the threats to wildlife and the environment. "100 Heartbeats" refers specifically to the creatures on Earth who are just a heartbeat away from extinction — the animals who may have only 100 individuals left.
In his message of hope and empowerment, Corwin shares the compelling stories of the people who are making a difference to species around the world, and encourages audiences to get involved in this vital movement of the 21st century. Environmental issues such as climate change, pollution and habitat loss threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species every day. Our own survival, as well as the survival of the world's most vital creatures, is in our hands. The race to save the world's most endangered wildlife is underway — every heartbeat matters.
As one of the world's leading environmental journalists, Corwin will also talk about his current role as host of “Ocean Mysteries.” Learn how he features travel destinations around the globe through his incredible animal adventures.
Emmy-winning television host, author and biologist Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Through education and awareness, he believes these vital elements of our planet can be conserved for future generations.
For nearly 20 years, Corwin has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series broadcast on networks like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and the Food Network. Presently, Corwin is executive producer and host of the award-winning weekly series, “Ocean Mysteries,” airing weekends on ABC stations nationally. Each week on “Ocean Mysteries,” Corwin opens viewers’ eyes to the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans while enhancing our understanding about the ocean's life-sustaining value to the planet. In addition to exploring the state of our planet's wildlife and ecology, Corwin has served as an environmental and science correspondent for CNN, CBS and NBC News. His wildlife and conservation work has been featured on a variety of broadcasting networks and television shows, including CNN, FOX, “Good Morning America,” NBC‘s “Today” show, CBS‘ “This Morning,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night
with Conan O’Brian,” “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Beyond television, Corwin has partnered with the Whitaker Center to produce the film “Expedition Chesapeake.” He worked with Rodale to publish the book “100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species.” In addition, Corwin has launched “Jeff Corwin's Explorer Series,” which consist of interactive, multimedia e-books focusing on wildlife. He is also the author of “Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World.”
Corwin lives on a small island in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.