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 $200-300 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 3 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. 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.
3. 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.
Please contact me (Jon) at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Thanks in advance!
1. December 3, 2013 (Tuesday) @ 7 PM. Talk at Cotuit Library on “My Yellowstone Experience” for Barnstable Land Trust. Contact: Melanie Curtis (melanie@BLT.org).
2. December 13, 2013 (Friday) from 6-9 PM at the Unitarian Church of Barnstable (Main St/Route 6A, Barnstable Village). This is a very exciting night where I and a colleague, Louise Kane, will be hosting the director of the national group Predator Defense. We will show screenings of The Imperiled American Wolf and Exposed: USDA’s war against wildlife. The evening will conclude with a panel discussion including Brooks Fahy and myself and we will introduce the Carnivore Conservation Act of MA that Louise and I have co-written.
3. January 15, 2014 (Wednesday) from 6-8 PM. Talk on Coywolves at Cape Cod Beer brewery (see attached info) sponsored by Cape Wildlife Center and HSUS/Fund for Animals. Contact: Deborah Millman (email@example.com ).
4. March 5, 2014 (Wednesday) at 7 PM. Talk on Coywolves at Framingham Public Library. Contact: Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. June 18, 2014 (Wednesday) at 6 PM. Talk on Coywolves and then book signing. At The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, MA (115 Derby Street). Contact: Karen Barter (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.