Talks | WALKS | WORKSHOPS | PHOTO SESSIONS | PHOTO CONTENT | ART CREATIONS
Making a Presentation to a Group for You: I have used my photography in giving hundreds of presentations over the past 20 years, for a wide range of audiences and ages, on a wide range of topics, in a wide range of settings. Below are examples.
New Horizons of the Treasure Coast: Fundraiser Keynote. “Screen Addiction, Nature Disconnect, and Mental Health.” Okeechobee, FL.
Green Building Alliance: Inspire Speaker Series. “Connecting Youth to Nature in the Built Environment.” (Alongside David Orr.) Pittsburgh, PA.
Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. Keynote. “Plants and Nature: Their Beauty and Their Benefit.”
University of Washington: Sustaining Our World Plenary Lecture. “Human[-]Nature: Care for Our World is Care for Ourselves.” Seattle, WA.
Catholic University of America. “Ecological Responsibility from a Spiritual Perspective.” Washington, DC.
American Society of Botanical Artists. “Connecting Botanical Scientists with the Public through the Arts and Other Disciplines.” Annual Conference.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: Photography Symposium Keynote. (Alongside Daniel Beltra.) “Re-envisioning the Built Environment: Creating Hope for Nature and the Next Generation.” Chaska, MN.
North American Nature Photography Association. Annual Conference. “Raising Conservationists: Documenting Children’s Play in Nearby Nature.” Albuquerque, NM.
Augustana College: Symposium Keynote. “What’s Your Environmental Role? Go Out and Find It.” Rock Island, IL.
Ave Maria University. Creation and Grace guest lecture. “Catholics and the Environment: A Necessary Friendship.” Ypsilanti, MI (prior to Ave Maria moving campus to FL).
9th World Wilderness Congress. “How Effective is Photography to Convey Conservation Messages?” Merida, Mexico.
University of Pennsylvania. “Communicating Ecological Science through the Visual Arts.” Philadelphia, PA.
Leading a Walk for Your Group: I walk regularly through Vero Beach neighborhoods, noticing, pointing out, and sometimes photographing the beauty and wonder of mundane nature and human-made details for others. This experience has greatly affected many who have walked with me, opening their eyes to everyday beauties they now readily see on their own. This greater awakening lifts their spirits and helps them to find joy and possess greater strength to handle their stresses of daily life. I can offer the same awakening experience to a small group too. And my walks frequently are filled with much knowledge-sharing regarding the ecology of everyday insects, plants, birds, mammals, and more.
Leading an Interactive Workshop for You as an Individual or for Your Group: I have led and co-led dozens of interactive one-on-one and group workshops over the past 20 years for a wide range of audiences and ages, on a wide range of topics, in a wide range of settings. Below are examples.
Photographing a Place, Person, Moment, or Activities for You: I have done several photo sessions for individuals, organizations, and families over the past 20 years, though I had not advertised my services for this before. Photo sessions included laboratory and field research projects, professional portraiture, small business profiles, for profit and non-profit community events, and a wedding. Example images below.
Providing Photos for Your Website, Articles, Books, Event Flyers, Music Albums, and More: I have a library of thousands of high resolution, high quality photographs of a wide range of subjects (from plants, animals, people, science research, urban scenes, architecture, and more) and have provided individuals and organizations with photos to complement and magnify their written work. Example projects below.
Painting Your Photograph(s) of a Place, Person, Moment or Activities: In the past several years, I have been creating pen & ink and watercolor paintings from observing photographs I have taken of special places, persons, moments or activities. Examples of my translations of photograph to pen & ink and paintings below. Such artistic translations make excellent gifts. If you would like me to create a pen & ink or watercolor from a photograph you have, contact me.
Please feel welcome to contact me to discuss your special project and we can determine together if it is something I can do.