The following schedule lists where I will be giving presentations on my research and/or book signings. After most talks, I will have my books available (except at places such as a free/public library where it is not legal to sell things). At book signings (like at a book store), I will likely just do a signing and no talk/presentation. Generally, I request a speakers fee (honorarium) of $250-300 per talk/presentation (potentially more outside of eastern MA) which greatly supports my research endeavors and travel costs. I have many talks I can give but the most common are:
1. Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology and Behavior – This is my standard talk where I give a 1 hour 30 minute powerpoint presentation showing over 100 pictures of eastern coyotes/coywolves including approximately 30 minutes of video-clips (so 1 hr talk, 30 min of videos). This is the most extensive talk on the subject that I know of. Note: Talk revised and updated August 2011 to discuss more on hybridization including with pictures of various Canis in North America.
2. My Yellowstone Experience – I have visited the world’s first national park 14 times and have well over 100 pictures and many video clips on the amazing wildlife, geothermal features, and scenery of the area. You’ll see photographs of elk, bison, bighorn sheep, black bears, coyote-badgers, and wolves, along with the park’s unique geology and scenery. A special talk about a special place. My book “My Yellowstone Experience” will be available for signing as well.
3. New in 2015! Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Hybridizaton: Phenotypic, Morphological, and Genetic Findings. This talk focuses on the Taxonomy behind the eastern coyote/coywolf and describes in depth why this creature is a unique form of North American Canis. Related ecological and behavioral findings are shared too.
4. Canid/Coyote/Coywolf Management – This talk focuses on Coyote and Coywolf behavior and how management (i.e., hunting) plans for these creatures are not accurately reflected given their social, intelligent, family-oriented nature, and the fact that they are ecologically important animals in a given area, especially where larger predators (e.g., wolves and cougars/mountain lions) have been killed off.
Please contact me (Jon) at email@example.com if interested. Thanks in advance!
1. Sunday, May 10, 2015 @ 1:30 PM. Eastern Coyote (coywolf) ecology and behavior talk at Dighton Rock State Park and Museum (Berkley, MA). Contact: Nancy Possinger (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 7 PM. New talk: The History of Wolves and Coyotes on Cape Cod at Cotuit Library for the Historical Society of Santuit & Cotuit’s Annual Meeting. Contact: Melanie Curtis (email@example.com).
3. Thursday, June 11, 2015 @6:30 PM. Eastern Coyote Ecology and Behavior Talk at Provincetown (MA) Public Library. Contacts: Matt Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sheila McGuinness (email@example.com).
4. Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 7-8 PM. Eastern Coyote/Coywolf hybridization/talk. At The Olde Court House across the street from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Barnstable, MA. Contact: Elizabeth Whitmore (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Sunday, November 1, 2015 @4 PM. Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Ecology and Behavior talk for Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. Location: TBA (Lincoln, MA). Contact: Selina Rossiter (email@example.com).
Note: I do not advertise all events, such as private venues or educational visits to classrooms and/or universities.
Past events with active links (most recent link on top of list):
1. Visit: http://www.blt.org/. A great organization that supports my work through a public talk once a year. They have protected ~1000 acres in the town of Barnstable, MA!
2. Visit this site: Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center, www.AdirondackWildlife.org. I spoke there on Labor Day 2011, 2012 (as well as May 2009). A very good and worthwhile place to visit and to donate to.
3. September 14, 2010. Radio interview with Ira Wood on WOMR 92.1 Provincetown – Outer Cape Debate. We discuss the hybrid nature of eastern coyote/coywolves and their ecology on Cape Cod and beyond.
5. July 27, 2007. One Man’s Life Work: The Eastern Coyote. Interview by Christina Russo. New Hampshire Public Radio.