UB Distinguished Speakers Series: Jeff Corwin

Host of “Ocean Mysteries” | Renowned Conservationist | Environmental Journalist

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April 5, 2022
7 p.m.

Center for the Arts
Mainstage Theatre

Tickets: $28.00 - $48.00

Health and Safety

Attendees will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. A vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, an Excelsior Pass or a digital vaccine card are all acceptable. Attendees should be prepared to show photo ID as well. Face coverings continue to be required for all inside campus buildings. For children under 12 who are not vaccinated, they still may be admitted with a ticket, but must be masked at all times. View the announcement of this policy and check UB's website regularly for the latest health & safety guidelines

For over two decades, Jeff Corwin has been telling stories of wildlife and nature to global audiences through his many celebrated television series on ABC, NBC, Travel Channel, Food Network, Disney Channel and Discovery. Corwin has been awarded with three Emmys and the top broadcast industry awards for his work on television.

His very first TV series was the wildly successful “Going Wild with Jeff Corwin” on Disney Channel. His Animal Planet series “The Jeff Corwin Experience” was a global sensation. Corwin is also the creator and co-presenter of CNN's groundbreaking documentary “Planet in Peril,” hosted alongside Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta. Currently, he is executive producer and host of ABC's “Ocean Treks.” He is also an executive producer and presenter for the giant screen film “Expedition Chesapeake” and the narrator for David Attenborough's celebrated cinematic documentary “Galapagos, Nature’s Wonderland.” During the Gulf oil spill, Corwin served as an environmental correspondent for both CBS and NBC News.

In April 2020, Corwin created and executively produced the critically acclaimed TV series “Alaska Animal Rescue” for Nat Geo Wild, now in its second season. His critically acclaimed NBC documentary and book, “100 Heartbeats,” engaged both the readers and broadcast audience in the 21st Century plight of endangered species. Corwin is also the author of 10 books on wildlife and nature, including “Living on the Edge, Amazing Relationships in the Nature World.”

Corwin is a leader in conservation, recognized through his work as a television host, producer, journalist, author, explorer and wildlife biologist. Corwin’s education includes bachelor of science degrees in anthropology and biology from Bridgewater State University, and a master’s degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorate degrees in education and environmental science.

His lifelong global exploration, academic training and partnerships with top scientists allow Corwin exclusive access to the compelling stories from the battlefront of conservation. Armed with a spirited wit, Corwin is tenacious, raw, and real, risking it all to share his passion with the world. His love for adventure and discovery has fueled Corwin’s life-long career. He has been striving to change the world one species at a time and leave a vital legacy for future generations.

Corwin firmly believes that when it comes to saving our wild planet: "We cannot protect what we do not cherish, and we will not cherish what we do not know..."