Emmy Winner & Animal Planet Star Jeff Corwin Joins Expedition Chesapeake in New York Today

Aug 22, 2011, 11:45 ET from Expedition Chesapeake

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide TV personality and renowned outdoor educator Jeff Corwin leads a two day Kayak Tour on the headwaters of the Susquehanna River as part of the Expedition Chesapeake initiative.  Expedition Chesapeake, a multi-media educational and entertainment experience anchored by an IMAX film, is designed to educate and inspire the 17 million residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to become more aware of this national treasure.

WHO: Jeff Corwin, Dr. Michael L. Hanes - President and CEO of Whitaker Center for the Science and Arts in Harrisburg, PA,  Dr. Willard Harman - Director, Biological Field Station, SUNY College at Oneonta and other members of the Expedition Chesapeake Advisory Committee.

WHAT: Kick-off of 4-part kayak tour of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to promote Expedition Chesapeake and showcase the beauty of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay. This first paddle will go from Thayer Farm to SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station at Cooperstown.

WHERE:  SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station at Cooperstown, 5838 State Highway 80; on Otsego Lake just north of the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  

WHEN: 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011

WHY: "The Chesapeake Bay watershed is home to 17 million people and it all starts right here in Cooperstown, New York and on Otsego Lake. The goal of Expedition Chesapeake is to focus attention on this beautiful natural resource that all of us rely on daily to live," said Dr. Michael Hanes, President and CEO of Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. "We are so excited that Jeff Corwin recognizes the value of this project and we're thrilled with what he brings to the team."

Contact information: John Cosgrove, jcosgrove@condronandcompany.com or 570- 309-4530.

SOURCE Expedition Chesapeake