Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Animal Magnetism: Jeff Corwin Expected to Be Big Draw at FETC: The Popular TV Conservationist Highlights a Diverse Program as the Annual Florida Conference Convenes Next Month

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Animal Magnetism: Jeff Corwin Expected to Be Big Draw at FETC: The Popular TV Conservationist Highlights a Diverse Program as the Annual Florida Conference Convenes Next Month

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ONE OF THE MOST anticipated annual ed tech events, the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC; www.fetc.org), will welcome educators to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, Jan. 22-25, 2008.

The conference program is designed so educators have an opportunity to learn how to integrate different technologies across curricula while being exposed to the industry's most current hardware, software, and best practices.

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A highlight of this year's event promises to be the presence of keynote speaker Jeff Corwin, Emmy Award-winning host on the cable television network Animal Planet (http://animal. discovery.com). He's delivering a session titled, "Go Wild: Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin Talks About Environmental Education in the Age of Technology."

Best known as the star of The Jeff Corwin Experience, one of Animal Planet's most popular shows, and the Discovery Kids (http://kids.discovery.com) series Jeff Corwin Unleashed, Corwin lectures on wildlife, ecology, and conservation to audiences across the United States. Corwin even established an interactive museum and environmental education center called the EcoZone in Norwell, MA, the town where he spent his childhood.

In 1993, Corwin addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations about the need to conserve neotropical rainforests. By the following year, Corwin had served as expedition naturalist for The Jason Project (www. …

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