I've given about 50 talks and lectures on various Sound topics in the time since my book came out. Organizations bring me back because I know what's happening on the Sound now, what happened in the past, and why it's important. And because I know that a good story is worth about a thousand dull PowerPoint slides.
I do it because it's a great way to keep on top of what's happening on Sound issues, and because it keeps me connected to the community of Long Island Sound advocates.
My topics include:
What is Long Island Sound For?
The History of Oystering on Long Island Sound
Long Island Sound's Industrial History
Adriaen Block and the Discovery of Long Island Sound: What You Think You Know is Probably Wrong
The Cleanup: Is Long Island Sound Improving?
Groups I've spoken to include:
The Jay Heritage Society (Rye)
Connecticut Fund for the Environment annual meeting
The Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
The Stamford Rotary
The Audubon Council of New York
The South Street Seaport Association
The Long Island Sound Watershed Alliance Citizens Summit
The Fishers Island Conservancy's Nature Days
And many others.
If your group or business or organization is interested, by all means email me: tandersen54 at optonline.net. I get good reviews and my fee is very reasonable.