On September 28 of this year, I received word that I have been chosen by the Arizona Humanities Council as a participant in the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. What an honor for me to be chosen as a scientist and speaker available to give presentations about my work to so many deserving organizations. The program begins in January, 2010. I have been asked to prepare up to four lectures that can be given to many different types of audiences including scientists, service organizations, school groups, and lay people of all types. With the budget crisis looming over the state I was surprised to hear that our legislature didn't "de-fund" such a worthwhile program.
I will give lectures in four topic areas: 1) Ancient Landscapes of the American Southwest; 2) Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery; 3) Antarctica: From Tourism to It's Role in the Climate Change Debate; and 4) Sedona Through Time. All of my lectures will be given as Power Point presentations and will include book signings at the end of the events.
If you belong to an organization here in Arizona and would like to schedule me for a talk to your group, see the criteria here.