StormCon has announced that Jeff Corwin, conservationist, outdoorsman and television host, has been named the opening keynote speaker. His speech will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 8 a.m.
Corwin, an Emmy winner, hosts The Jeff Corwin Experience on the Animal Planet channel. His latest show, Corwin's Quest, debuted in 2005. Corwin authored Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Natural World and lectures on wildlife, ecology and conservation to audiences across the U.S.
Corwin has bachelor of science degrees in biology and anthropology from Bridgewater State College, and a master of science degree in wildlife and fisheries conservation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1999, Bridgewater State College honored Corwin with a doctorate in public education for his work in communicating about the need for a sustainable approach to using natural resources and the importance of conserving endangered species. Corwin firmly believes that through education and awareness, the natural resources, wildlife and ecosystems that make up our planet will be conserved for future generations.