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(*rescheduled from February 12 appearance)

HORSHAM (April 1, 2014) — The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation is pleased to present Jeff Corwin, Emmy Award-winning host of “The Jeff Corwin Experience” on Animal Planet who will present “Tales from the Field.” During his program, Jeff will feature a number of exotic animals, mostly reptiles and snakes. Audience members may be invited on stage to interact with the animals. The program is open to the community and will be held on Monday, May 12 at 6:30pm at the Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Road in Horsham. An elementary student assembly will take place at 10:00am.

Admission to the 6:30 presentation on May 12 is $20 for general admission (no charge for students) or $40 for both preferred seating and an opportunity to meet Jeff Corwin at an 8:00 pm “Meet & Greet Reception.” The HHEF encourages families to bring their children.

“We are thrilled to have the unique opportunity to introduce Jeff Corwin – a leading conservationist – to the Hatboro-Horsham community,” said Nancy DeLucia, Executive Director, Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation. Jeff Corwin has been working for the conservation of endangered species and delicate ecosystems around the world for nearly three decades.

“We look forward to seeing the delight on their faces when Mr. Corwin not only shares his experiences, but introduces the students to some of his animals,” added DeLucia. Corwin believes that through education and awareness, the natural resources, wildlife and ecosystems that make up our planet will be conserved for future generations. The HHEF works to educate the next generation who will focus on these important issues.

About Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin is an advocate for conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the world.  An Emmy Award-winning television host, Corwin is best known for hosting “Animal Planet’s” immensely popular “Jeff Corwin Experience,” which reaches a multitude of viewers in the United States and is viewed in more than 70 countries worldwide. Corwin also hosts ABC’s Saturday morning series “Ocean Mysteries,” where he leads the weekly undersea adventure in conjunction with the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Corwin was named Ambassador of Climate Change and Endangered Species on behalf of the Defenders of Wildlife, one of the United States’ most prominent conservation organizations. He has also established an interactive museum and environmental education center called the EcoZone in his home state of Massachusetts. A dedicated environmental journalist, Corwin was appointed a special correspondent on science and the environment for NBC News, where he has reported extensively on the most pressing environmental issues of the day. He also hosted the 2009 MSNBC “100 Heartbeats,” which investigates the plight of the planet’s most endangered wildlife species along with the conservation heroes trying to save them.

For additional information about this event, including ticket purchasing, visit www.HHEF.org.

About the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

HHEF (www.hhef.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for programs that enhance the learning experience of our students and engage the community at large.

Editors’ note: If you are interested in covering either of these events, contact Lisa Bailey at 215-872-5846 or lisabroidabailey@gmail.com.