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Jeff Corwin

2011 Superhero for Earth Award

Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species and eco-systems around the globe since his early childhood. For the past several decades, Jeff has hosted a variety of popular television series and specials, including ABC's Ocean Mysteries (of which he is executive producer), Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin Experience, Giant Monsters, Realm of the Yeti, Corwin’s Quest, Spring Watch USA; Snake-Tacular, and King of the Jungle; Disney’s Going Wild with Jeff Corwin; Investigation Earth with the Discovery Networks; NBC’s Jeff Corwin Unleashed, which was nominated four times for an four times for an Emmy and for which Corwin won an Emmy for Outstanding Host; and Travel Channel Jeff hosted Pets and People, the Power of the Health Connection. His popular television series has been broadcast in over 130 countries worldwide.

Through Penguin Books, Jeff is publishing a series of books for younger readers focusing on wildlife, ecology, and conservation under the brand of The Jeff Corwin Jr. Explorer Series. The mission of this well-received book series is to build a strong sense of environmental stewardship amongst our nation’s young people. Examples from this 10 book series include – Your Backyard is Wild, Animals and Habitats of the Southwest, the Great Alaska Adventure, The Wild Wild West, A Whale of a Tail, The Great Everglades Adventure, and Snakes. 

Jeff’s wildlife and conservation work have been regularly featured on television shows including CNN, FOX, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Ellen Degeneres, and many more.

A native of Massachusetts, Jeff has established an interactive museum and environmental education center called the EcoZone. Based in Norwell, Massachusetts, the goal of the EcoZone is to build awareness for the wild-life and ecology unique to the wetlands of southeastern Massachusetts. In 2008, Jeff 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 B.S. degrees in both Biology anad Anthropology from Bridgewater State College, a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries COnservation from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and an honorary doctorate in Public Education from Bridgewater State College. When not traveling the world, Jeff can be found at his home off the coast of Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, Natasha, and two daughters, Maya Rose and Marina Faye.