Animal Planet host Jeff Corwin to speak at UNT Feb. 23

Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin – wildlife biologist, author and host of the Animal Planet television show Corwin’s Quest – will speak at the University of North Texas on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Friday, January 21, 2011

What: Jeff Corwin – wildlife biologist, author and host of Animal Planet's Corwin's Quest – will speak at the University of North Texas as part of the UNT Distinguished Lecture Series

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 (Wednesday)

Where: Auditorium Building, which is located on West Hickory Street between avenues A and B (1401 W. Hickory St.) on the UNT Denton campus

Cost: $15 for general public, $10 for UNT faculty, staff and members of the UNT Alumni Association (limit four), free for UNT students (one free ticket per student with university ID), and $10 for additional student tickets (limit two).

Contact: Union Information Desk, Level 3 at 940-565-3805

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Jeff Corwin, wildlife biologist, author and host of Animal Planet's Corwin's Quest, will speak at the University of North Texas on Feb. 23 (Wednesday) as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

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. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Building, which is located on West Hickory Street between avenues A and B (1401 W. Hickory St.) on the UNT Denton campus.

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 unique insights into culture, animal behaviors and interactions among humans and animals.

Corwin's presentation will feature several exotic animals, most of which are snakes and reptiles. Corwin will call selected audience members onstage to interact with him and the animals.

Tickets will be sold to the general public beginning Jan. 24 (Monday) for $15. Tickets will be available at the Union Information Desk located on the third level of the University Union, which is located at 1155 Union Circle in Denton. The information desk is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets also can be reserved by calling 940-565-3805.

UNT faculty and staff and members of the UNT Alumni Association can also purchase tickets beginning Jan. 24. The cost is $10, with a limit of four tickets per person.

UNT student tickets are currently being distributed, with each student receiving one free ticket by showing their UNT ID card. Beginning on Jan. 24, students can purchase two additional tickets for $10.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by UNT's Division of Student Affairs. Previous speakers include former President George W. Bush, Suze Orman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Bill Nye and Vicente Fox. For more information regarding tickets, contact the Union Information Desk, Level 3 at 940-565-3805.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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