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Book a Lecture
The ultimate way to incorporate Jonathan Bird's Blue World into the classroom is to actually get Jonathan there! Jonathan is available for limited speaking engagements with enough notice. Jonathan is an experienced public speaker. He has given hundreds of talks to groups ranging from local dive clubs to elementary schools, colleges and international symposia. His dynamic, spontaneous and fun lecturing style is always a hit.
Jonathan's typical lecture is a "slide" presentation (done with a laptop computer/projector these days). His lectures are tailored to the audience. You can also watch an example lecture online.
If you are interested in having Jonathan speak for your school or event, please send him an email.
The following are some of Jonathan's most popular lectures:
Making Jonathan Bird's Blue World
A look at how the TV show is produced, with funny behind the scenes stories and insightful tidbits about what it's like to travel the world diving with weird and wonderful creatures underwater.
All About Sharks
This exciting talk is not just about the biology of sharks but how important they are in the ecosystem, and Jonathan's experiences working with sharks around the world.
Beneath The North Atlantic
Jonathan has been giving this talk on and off for almost 20 years...an insightful look beneath the waves of New England and the amazing creatures that flourish there.
Life on a Coral Reef
A look at the wide diversity of life on and around coral reefs and what makes them so important and special.
Creatures of the Muck
A lot is written about the life on coral reefs, but in the sandy areas between the coral, keep an eye peeled for astonishing critters that have adapted to life in the sand and rubble, adopting all kinds of clever and fascinating means of camouflage and survuval.
The Enchanted Islands of the Galapagos
The Galapagos are a very special place, and perhaps the most amazing part is underwater, where few people ever get to see. This exciting lecture will introduce the viewer to hammerheads, whale sharks, penguins, sea lions, and all kinds of incredible animals that call the Galapagos home.
Q: Who comes from the team?
Usually just Jonathan unless there is a specific request for another team member.
Q: What comes with the lecture?
Jonathan will bring his laptop with the presentation, plus books and DVDs that can be signed for audience members. He is happy to donate a few copies of each to a fundraiser auction at the event of such exists.
Q: What do we need to supply?
In additional to the room, the event organizer should plan to supply a digital projector suitable for a laptop, projector screen, possibly a PA system if the hall is large, and a table for signing books
Q: What is the typical setting like?
An auditorium with several hundred people is the typical venue but Jonathan is happy to speak to groups of all sizes.
Q: What is the appropriate age of the audience?
Jonathan regularly speaks to audiences from elementary school to adult. Please include the average age of your audience in your inquiry.
Q: What is the average length of the lecture?
Most lectures last about an hour, but that can be adjusted with a little advance notice.
Q: How far in advance does a lecture need to be booked?
Usually at least a month or two. More notice is always better. Due to Jonathan's production schedule for the show, some times may not be possible no matter how much advance notice there is. We have shoots scheduled up to 3 years in advance.
Q: How much does a lecture cost?
To get an exact quote, send us an email.