Animal Planet icon coming to Washburn

Press Release

Known as television’s most popular animal show host, Jeff Corwin will engage fans of all ages in a truly wild experience with live exotic reptiles as he shares his passion for wildlife, at Jeff Corwin: Tales from the Field at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in White Concert Hall, Garvey Fine Arts Center, Washburn University campus.

The event is open to the public and admission is at the door. Admission to attend the event is $5 or 10 canned food items. All proceeds will go to the “Can Emporia” food drive, which benefits Project Topeka.

Corwin is a devoted conservationist, Emmy Award-wining star from Animal Planet and now hosts the Food Network’s “Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin.”

Washburn Student Government Association, Washburn Women Venture Partners, Washburn’s biology department and the Topeka Zoo are sponsoring the event.

For more information, contact Dlany Conny at 785-670-1169 or visit