My Services

For lectures or in the field workshops on nature observation, journaling, or wildlife tracking I ask for an honorarium of $500 for a day plus travel. For half days I charge $300.

For private lessons or for teaching individual youth I charge $45 an hour plus travel.

Prepared Talks:

“Journaling: Still the Most Powerful Learning Technology” In this engaging and thought provoking presentation I describe the many ways in which journaling can accelerate learning, sharpen attention, and increase creativity. Historical figures who used journals are mentioned and strategies for applying journaling to any subject are explored.

“How Drawing Birds Can Make You a Better Birder” This talk is designed to introduce birders to the game changing benefits provided by sketching and nature journaling. Proven techniques are introduced along with a spectrum of techniques adapted to all skill levels.

“Open Your Eyes With Nature Journaling” In this talk, I present the many ways in which nature journaling has the potential to accelerate our learning and deepen our appreciation of the natural world. While tying in recent brain research, poetry, and philosophy I make the case why nature journaling is the most powerful tool for learning in nature.

“See More in Nature With Tracking” I Passionately propose that a tracking perspective is not only our human birthright but also the foundation of our ability to recognize patterns, make predictions, and practice scientific thinking in the modern world. In this talk I provide personal examples, rich photos from around the world and universal principles that can be extrapolated to diverse fields.

“Art, Education, and Entrepreneurship: The Future of Employment” The rapidly changing economy of today demands new skills and attitudes. Unfortunately, much of our education system is still based in a model that was designed to meet the needs of the Industrial Revolution. How can we prepare the younger generations for jobs that do not even exist yet? In this talk, I describe solutions to this problem and how I have approached the building of indispensable value for an uncertain future.

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