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Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin

Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin

Spring 2019 Television
Ages: 13 - 16 yrs.
Rating: TV G

Biologist and conservationist Jeff Corwin cruises to some of the world's most exotic ports and each episode follows his adventures as he disembarks for an exhilarating day-trip. But Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin is more than just a postcard-pretty travelogue. It's about the historic and captivating locales Corwin explores, interviewing regional experts and engaging in activities that reveal facts about the location, culture, and environment. While the series does feature shots of the cruise line that whisks Corwin to his destinations, they're handled tastefully so the program doesn't end up feeling like a commercial for a sponsor.

From touring the beaches at Normandy to gathering and preparing escargot, Corwin makes the most of an excursion in France. In another episode, the destination is the island nation of Sri Lanka and Corwin explores local markets and cuisines, helps bathe a baby elephant, and repels down a breathtakingly steep rainforest waterfall. In yet another episode, Corwin visits Peru, getting up close and personal with artisans and chefs, and exploring the ruins at Machu Picchu. He concludes each adventure back on the ship, chatting with passengers and staff to recap their experiences ashore.

If you're a world traveler or simply a couch potato who loves to live vicariously through high-quality media, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin makes for both breathtaking and informative viewing. Thanks to its attention to facts and the spectacular photography, don't be surprised if you find yourself adding some of Corwin's destinations to your family's Bucket List.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2019 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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