A Night At IMAX With Wildlife Conservationist Jeff Corwin Is May 20

Monday, May 12, 2014
Jeff Corwin
Jeff Corwin

Wildlife conservationist and Emmy Award-winning TV host Jeff Corwin will host a premiere screening of Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater on Tuesday, May 20.  

“I was thrilled to provide the narration for this amazing project,” said Mr. Corwin. “It literally took my breath away. Despite traveling the world for 20 years hosting and creating documentaries, I was thoroughly impressed with this incredible film.”

Review for Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland:

Scientists flock to this biodiversity hotspot to study how curious plants and animals have adapted to thrive over millions of years in relative isolation. Filmmakers used cutting-edge cameras to fill the six-story screen with a bevy of fascinating creatures. Viewers will be thrilled by massive half-ton tortoises that lumber among flocks of dancing blue-footed boobies and flightless cormorants. Penguins, living thousands of miles from their natural habitats, share the seas with unique marine iguanas that spit sea-salt.  

“There are not too many places more powerful than the Galapagos Islands when it comes to understanding our planet,” said Mr. Corwin. “Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland perfectly captures what makes the creatures living there such unique characters.”

Mr. Corwin will speak about preserving biodiversity and protecting species on the brink of extinction. Throughout his career, Mr. Corwin has been a voice for conservation. His television programs have reached millions of people with messages about the challenges facing the planet. In this case, how the natural treasures of the Galapagos need to be seen and understood.  

“We think of the Galapagos as a resilient community because it has withstood the test of time for millions of years,” said Mr. Corwin. “But it is still a delicate environment and, in the 21st century, it faces many significant pressures from the effects of a changing climate, habitat loss, pollution and the unsustainable harvesting of natural resources.”

Mr. Corwin’s appearance in Chattanooga will help support the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute’s freshwater conservation initiatives. Similar to the Galapagos Islands, the Southeast’s geography, climate and abundant natural resources set the stage over time for an array of animals and plants to thrive. “We live in the middle of an underwater rainforest,” said Dr. Anna George, TNACI director. “More than half of the freshwater fish species found in the United States live in the southeast. Our rivers and streams also contain 90 percent of all freshwater mussels, 70 percent of all turtle species and 60 percent of all salamanders found in the United States. Like the Galapagos Islands, we live in one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots and we are working to build a more resilient ecosystem to protect the freshwater species living in our backyard.”

Mr. Corwin will introduce Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20. After the premiere screening, he will entertain questions about his experiences in the Galapagos and his efforts to study and protect wildlife around the world. “I hope that this film will inspire a new generation to become good stewards of this delicate planet.”

Tickets to the evening at IMAX with Jeff Corwin are $15 for Aquarium members and $20 for non-members. To purchase tickets online go to: http://bit.ly/imaxeventwithjeffcorwin

Produced by Anthony Geffen and written by David Attenborough, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland is directed by Martin Williams and features original music composed by Joel Douek. The film is a Colossus Productions presentation in association with SKY 3D and distributed exclusively by nWave Pictures Distribution.
Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland will be shown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at the IMAX Theater.
Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland will be shown at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, at the IMAX Theater.

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