Living With Wildlife
Presentations about All Things Wild:
Coexistence, Conservation, Humane Exclusion, Tropical Adventures, Wildfire, Advocacy
Available for Your Group, Class, or Organization
All talks are modeled to appeal to each individual audiences' age and background.
1. Wildlife Conservation in Venezuela and Beyond. Our most popular
presentation, this focuses on our Executive Director Renee Owens'
unique long term study of wild anacondas funded and filmed by National
Geographic and theWildlife Conservation Society, featured on Dateline,
NBC, BBC, and Discovery Channel. Stories about endangered
reptiles, mammals,and birds connect tropical conservation and
culture to local advocacy.
2. The Benign, the Maligned, and the Truly Deadly. Facts, myths, and
lots of stories about wildlife deemed to be deadly - or are they? A little
of everything about native predators (lions, bears, wolves, sharks), snakes,
disease vectors and invasive pests, as well as animals that can cause
humans great harm by their disappearance, including honey bees.
A favorite for kids and adults!
3. Peaceful Coexistence: Living in Harmony highlights facts, stories,
myths, and regulatory laws about our nearby wildlife, how to benefit
from their presence while providing insights on how to humanely keep
uninvited neighbors out of your home and garden. This presentation
is popular with HOAs, NGOs and other groups interested in wildife exclusion
without using toxic compounds or injurious methods.
4. Outdoor Explorers. This interactive presentation is geared for children
and focuses on various habitats while relating to both the tropics and
wildlife closer to home. It specifically addresses the role conservation
plays in the lives of animals and humans, where to take
kids out to enjoy Mother Nature, and how they can help wildife by actions
that reduce their carbon footprint and protects biodiversity.
Note: for grades 1- 6 the presentation can be geared towards the
related biology curriculum being taught for the particular grade.
5. Endangered Species and Conservation. This presentation
showcases some of the most sensitive species and habitats of
Southern California including where to find them, and how to help them.
Interactive and places special focus on conservation actions
that anyone can take to help these species and their habitats to thrive.
6. Conservation Advocacy: Making Connections that Change the World.
Topical for any region, this presentation is a favorite for laypersons and
professionals both. It reveals pitfalls in standardized practices of
environmental advocacy and lays out solutions for better outreach,
invested volunteer recruitment, and successful advocacy based on the
latest in cognitive science and communications research.
7. WildFIRE and WildLIFE in Southern California. A favorite program
that (1) discusses the impact of wildfire on wildlife and (2) addresses the
myths and realities regarding wildfire in Southern California. We
provide detailed, science-based solutions on how to landscape
your property and retrofit your home to keep your living space
more fire reistant - all without sacrificing biodiversity.
? Presentations are modeled for each audience and run 1 to 1.5 hours, though duration is flexible.
? Programs include speakers, photos, interactive discussions, and ocassionally a few live animals.
? Conservation focus: Every presentation tuoches on local conservation and its relevance to our lives, showing how the simplest of actions can improve the environment for wildlife and humans alike.