Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce Jeff Corwin, Emmy-winning Television Host, Author, and Biologist, as the next speaker for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series.

Corwin, who is Host of “Animal Planet” and a Leading Conservationist, has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Through education and awareness, Corwin believes these vital elements of our planet can be conserved for future generations. He will give his presentation titled, “100 Heartbeats: A Global Movement,” on Tuesday, March 24, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 18. Ticket prices range from $28-$148. VIP seating will also be available.

For nearly 20 years, Corwin has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series on the 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 the show, Corwin opens viewers’ eyes to the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans while enhancing our understanding about our ocean's life-sustaining value to the planet.

Corwin has served as an environmental and science correspondent for CNN, CBS, and NBC news. His wildlife and conservation work has been regularly featured on a variety of broadcasting networks including CNN, FOX, “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “CBS Morning Show,” “The Ellen Show,” “Rachael Maddows,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brian,” “Regis and Kelly,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Corwin has partnered with the Wittaker Center to produce the film, “Expedition Chesapeake,” and with Rodale to publish the book, “100 Heartbeats.” Beyond print, he has launched “Jeff Corwin's Explorer Series,” which consist of interactive, multi-media eBooks focusing on wildlife. He is also the author of “Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World.”

A free Student Forum will precede the Distinguished Speaker Series event on March 24. Corwin will address high school and college students during the event.

A portion of net proceeds from the Distinguished Speaker Series go toward scholarships for students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.