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TV host Jeff Corwin visits campus

Oct. 8, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Television host Jeff Corwin is bringing his wildlife tales from the field to Western Michigan University Sunday, Oct. 18. He and his animal friends will take the stage at Miller Auditorium at 2 p.m.

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Corwin is the creator, host and producer of Discovery Channel's "Going Wild with Jeff Corwin," Animal Planet's "The Jeff Corwin Experience" and "Corwin's Quest," and the Food Network's "Extreme Cuisine." He has traveled to exotic habitats around the world to make wildlife education fun and intriguing for audiences of all ages.

"Tales from the Field" has been hailed as "the world's greatest animal show." In this family-friendly educational program, Corwin shares his passion for environmental conservation by inviting audience members on stage to interact with live animals while he discusses the unique challenges facing each species. Known around the world for his conservation work, Corwin inspires audiences to become more aware of the threats to wildlife and to the environment.

Binder Park Zoo and the Kalamazoo Nature Center will host educational programs and interactive animal visits beginning at 12:30 p.m. the day of the show. The events will take place at Miller Auditorium, in the main and grand-tier level lobbies. They are open free of charge to anyone attending Corwin's show.

"Tales from the Field" with Jeff Corwin at Miller Auditorium is presented in part by the Binder Park Zoo and the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Tickets are on sale now and range from $10 to $30. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 15 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

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Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu

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