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Jeff Corwin to Headline Alaska Marine Gala

Jeff Corwin with cloud leopard in 2010.

Jeff Corwin with cloud leopard in 2010.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Alaska SeaLife Center

Seward, AK – January 26, 2012 – The Alaska SeaLife Center will welcome Animal Planet Host and Leading Conservationist Jeff Corwin to the 3rd Annual Alaska Marine Gala on February 18th, 2012 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage.

Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe.  The Emmy Award-winner first gained fame for his many Animal Planet shows, including the Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin’s Quest.  More recently, he has moved on to high profile ventures with CNN and NBC News.

Gala guests have the opportunity to attend a sponsor luncheon with Jeff Corwin and attend a V.I.P. reception featuring a special Puffin Experience on February 18th before the Gala officially begins.  Sponsorships, tables and tickets are still available but selling fast.  As of January 26th the event is 60% sold out.   

The Alaska Marine Gala will begin with a cocktail hour and silent auction prior to dinner and the program featuring Corwin.  The Gala hosts the Ocean Leadership Awards which recognize individuals and organizations who champion Alaska’s oceans.  Categories include the Ocean Literacy, Ocean Media, Marine Research, Stewardship and Sustainability and the Walter J. Hickel Lifetime Achievement Award.  The silent and live auctions will feature unique packages including some experiences that only the Alaska SeaLife Center can provide.  Finally, guests will be treated to the music of H3, a popular Anchorage band.  Additional information and a complete sponsor list can be found at www.alaskasealife.org/alaskamarinegala.

According to Alaska SeaLife Center President and CEO, Dr. Tara Riemer Jones, “This year’s Gala will focus on the worldwide impact of the Center.  Jeff Corwin’s work for the conservation of endangered species around the globe perfectly complements this theme.”

About ASLC

The Alaska SeaLife Center is a private non-profit research institution and visitor attraction established in 1998.  The mission of the Center is to generate and share scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska’s marine ecosystems.  For more information please reference the Alaska SeaLife Center website at www.alaskasealife.org

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