DCCC to host visit by zookeeper Jack Hanna

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 12:48 PM

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THOMASVILLE — The Zoo and Aquarium Science Club at Davidson County Community College will host America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack Hanna, in a special event on April 22, at 7 p.m., in the Brinkley Gym on the DCCC campus.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Hanna, who has had three nationally syndicated television shows and authored 10 books, will bring along a variety of animal species for his presentation.
Hanna’s visit is the second in what DCCC officials hope will be the college’s annual celebration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Last year, Jeff Corwin, an animal and nature conservationist best-known for his television programs on Animal Planet, spoke at DCCC.
“We are excited that Jack Hanna will be here for our STEM celebration,” said Mark Branson, dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Education at DCCC. “His presence will also help bring more attention to the college’s launching of the aquarium track in the Zoo and Aquarium Science program, which begins in the fall.”
Hanna, who gained a love for animals as a child, developed an enthusiastic, hands-on approach to wildlife conservation that has won him widespread acclaim as an author, television personality, conservationist and director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.
In addition to his syndicated programs and books, he has made numerous network appearances on such shows as “Good Morning America,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Late Show With David Letterman.”
Tickets to the event are located at the Student Information Desk in the Brooks Student Center on the DCCC campus.
For more information, contact Michael McGee at michael_mcgee@davidsonccc.edu or (336) 249-8186, Ext. 6181.