Jeff Corwin Joins National Park Foundation For October 13 EFT

Monday, September 20, 2010

Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2010) The National Park Foundation, official charity of America’s national parks, announced today that popular television host and passionate conservationist Jeff Corwin will host the October 13th Electronic Field Trip (EFT) on Climate Change in the North Cascades National Park in northern Washington State. The upcoming FREE Electronic Field Trip, “Climate Challenge: North Cascades National Park,” will include two live, hour long broadcasts (10am ET and 1pm ET) from North Cascades National Park, made available through the website (www.northcascadeseft.org) as well as on participating public television stations.

Jeff Corwin is an Emmy award winning producer and host of numerous Animal Planet and Discovery Network television series. Presently, he serves as a correspondent for science and the environment for NBC. His most recent project, 100 Heartbeats, is a multimedia endeavor highlighting the planet's most endangered species along with the heroes of conservation trying to save them. Prior to NBC, Jeff co-presented the CNN documentary series Planet in Peril with Anderson Cooper. Beyond television, Jeff is the author of more than 10 natural history and conservation books and is the founder of the Ecozone, an interactive museum focusing on wetlands ecology and conversation in Massachusetts where he grew up and currently resides with his family

“We are thrilled to have Jeff Corwin join us to host this fall’s Electronic Field Trip on Climate Change,” said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “Jeff brings unparalleled expertise to this project and his passion for our national parks will both educate and entertain our students and teachers.”

The FREE educational program is designed for students in the 4th through 8th grades. The North Cascades program will be the first in a series of investigative EFTs by the National Park Foundation to discover the impact climate change is having on our national parks and to empower students to become leaders in fighting the crisis.

Previous EFTs have educated millions of students across the United States and around the world including Japan, Canada, Germany, Cuba, Italy and Switzerland. For more information about the National Park Foundation’s EFT program or to register, visit www.nationalparks.org/eft. This EFT is part of the National Park Foundation’s Climate Challenge Program, and is made possible in part by generous contributions from the following sponsors: GE Foundation, Inner Spark Foundation, RealNetworks Foundation and The Fernandez Pave the Way Foundation.

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