Wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin visits Moody Gardens, talks about the impact of Galveston Bay estuary

Explores the connections between local ecosystems and daily life

HOUSTON – A journey of discovery is the basis behind Jeff Corwin’s new film, “Expedition Chesapeake.”

The film focuses on Chesapeake Bay, the country’s largest estuary, with an expedition from New York To Virginia.

Corwin, an Emmy award-winning biologist and wildlife conservationist, explores natural environments and connections between people, animals, plants and the watershed.

This also relates to life along Galveston Bay.

Oysters play a major role in the local ecosystem.
Oysters play a major role in the local ecosystem. (KPRC)

“Something as simple as an oyster like this, we don’t realize that not only in Chesapeake, but here in your bay, in Galveston Bay, this is the building block of life. This is what prevents erosion, this is the steppingstone for other creatures to survive. One oyster like this, siphons 30 gallons of water per day. All the oysters that live in Galveston Bay at their historical peak of survival would siphon through the entire bay of water in one year.”

Local waterways all lead to Galveston Bay.
Local waterways all lead to Galveston Bay. (KPRC)

Corwin will be at Moody Gardens on Saturday, March 7.

He’s participating in a special cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat for “On the Bay with Jeff Corwin” as he and local experts interpret Galveston Bay and the role it plays in our ecosystem.

He will also be sticking around for a special screening and discussions of his film with visitors.

Those show times are 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

This is just one of the many attractions happening at Moody Gardens for Spring Break.

You can save 50% with a Spring Break Value Pass to all attractions featuring the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, MG3D Theater, 4D special FX Theater, 20,000 Leagues Interactive Adventure, Discovery Museum, Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Ropes Course, Zipline.

The aquatic adventure continues Under the Sea at the Moody Gardens Hotel with plenty of fun activities for the kids, including mermaids poolside this Spring Break.

Plus, Moody Gardens Golf Course was recently ranked among the top 6 public courses in the state of Texas.

To plan your next visit to Moody Gardens, click here or call 409-744-4673.

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