jackhannaIt was thought by some that having Philippe Cousteau and Dr. Robert Ballard as guest speakers at the Port Royal Sound Foundation’€™s first two Night on the Sound events would be too difficult to top, but they’€™ve done it again with this year’€™s host, animal expert Jack Hanna. The SOLD-OUT event on October 21st will not only feature a boat cruise on the Chechessee River, great food and inspiring conversation, “Jungle Jack€,” as he is affectionately known, is bringing some of his most beloved animal friends too!

The Port Royal Sound Foundation and its Maritime Center located at the foot of the Lemon Island Bridge, will celebrate its 3rd birthday in November. In those 3 short years, they have welcomed well over 7,500 children and 50,000 guests through the Maritime Center and various educational programs. Education about the beautiful Port Royal Sound is their primary focus, and in preparation for the event they spoke to Jack Hanna and he reiterated the importance of the foundation’€™s work. He expressed how impressed he was at how much has been accomplished in such a short amount of time. As an expert who has traveled the world educating thousands of people, Jack recognized the Port Royal Sound as a world-class body of water and the important role we all play in taking care of it.

Jack Hanna is one of the most visible and respected ambassadors between the human and animal worlds. His hands-on approach and experience with wildlife has won him widespread acclaim as an author, television personality, conservationist, and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. A dynamic orator, Jack now enjoys speaking across the country, sharing his globe-trotting experiences with thousands of people through his special window into the animal world. Author of eleven books -€“ and counting -€“ his timeless tales continue to captivate audiences of every generation. You may have caught Jack on one of his successful television programs, Jack Hanna’€™s Into the Wild or Jack Hanna’€™s Wild Countdown. He and his family take viewers all over the world to visit amazing animals and fascinating cultures. Recognized around the world as America’€™s favorite zookeeper, Jack reveals his contagious enthusiasm for his wild companions.

The Port Royal Sound Foundation is honored to bring such quality guest speakers to their largest fundraiser each year. Combining an evening of elegant fun with an important and entertaining message about how the Port Royal Sound plays such an important environmental role always makes for an unforgettable night.