Practicing what she preaches of living purposefully, Lee is a passionate advocate for wildlife conservation and the importance it plays in our lives. She offers the following presentations to provide leadership and inspiration for and from the earth, nature and wildlife. Lee's experience, style and passion provides thought-provoking commentary to stir the hearts and minds of audience members as they reflect on how they can contribute to the betterment of our earth. People want to do the right thing - sometimes they just don't know why and how; Lee helps them see, feel and understand what is right for our earth through the following presentations. These sessions will strengthen everyone's resolve to take action to support the messages and green products featured throughout your conference.
"Lee's presentations provide a refreshing change of pace in the realm of sustainability programs, emotionally stirring audiences and inspiring them to think and act in a manner that benefits our earth." Laurie Bouchard
Leading the Earth - 365
Leadership is about personal choices. Environmentalism is about personal choices. Leading the Earth – 365 helps people realize that every one of us can take the lead and make choices 365 days a year for the betterment of our earth. During a time when we are overwhelmed with environmental devastation, we can each be a leader, creating a synergy together to save our planet for future generations. This program will help people discover their personal preferences and creativity to contribute to the rescue of earth and will inspire them to conjure the courage to implement their ideas, plans and initiatives. Simply put, our earth is slowing dying and we need to be proactive with rescuing it, rather than reactive. This session gives attendees tips, inspiration and motivation to make small changes 365 days per year in order to celebrate our earth and contribute to its protection. Your audience members will leave feeling empowered to lead and implement their creative ideas for the betterment of our earth.
The Face of Thoreau's Maine Woods
See, hear and experience the untamed land that Henry David Thoreau explored in Maine. Since 2007 Lee Ann and Thomas Mark Szelog have been documenting the wildlife and nature of Thoreau's Maine, putting a face to the natural beauty and wild denizens that he encountered 150 years ago. Like many individuals, the Szelogs are inspired by Thoreau's observations and words of Maine's natural world. They use their photographs and words to help others become acquainted and inspired with the world Thoreau explored that still exists today. The Szelogs' work as a professional photography and conservation team are often linked to Thoreau's work. In a review of their book, By a Maine River – A Year of Looking Closely, their work was compared to "the sage of Walden Pond."
The Wild World of Wellness:
If you are looking for a unique and stimulating presentation on wellness, this session will take your audience on an extraordinary journey on the wild side to discover how our natural world can enhance our physical and mental well being and motivate us. This program also reinforces the importance of being environmentally conscious about the wellness of our earth, leveraging two vital topics in the workplace and our society overall. Through this visually-rich exploration on the wild side, participants will discover how our own wellness, physically and mentally, goes hand-in-hand with the wellness of our planet. This program will inspire your audience with extraordinary photographs and words, moving them emotionally and strengthening their resolve to take action to support the green products and lifestyles featured throughout your conference.
Stop Milking the Earth
A passionate advocate for wildlife, Lee Ann Szelog will capture and emotionally captivate your audience to understand the importance of turning greed into gratitude in order to save our earth. Your audience will leave knowing they need to change habits and conditioning and most importantly how they can modify their thinking and actions to make a positive contribution to nature, wildlife, our planet and all mankind. Attendees will understand it's about life and not about lifestyle. It's about allowing our earth to live or die at the hands of man and woman. Merchandise including t-shirts and reusable bags are available with the Stop Milking the Earth logo if you want to surprise your audience with a special gift.
By a Maine River
"My time was managed by Mother Nature." So writes nature and wildlife photographer, Thomas Mark Szelog in the introduction of the book, By a Maine River: A Year of Looking Closely. And, as this book proves, what a privilege it was! Here Szelog and his wife Lee Ann document – in Thomas's photos and in writings by them both – the experience of looking closely at their 70 acres of the Maine woods through the passage of one full year. Tom set himself a challenge the sage of Walden Pond would have understood and endorsed: find and photograph—within the confines of one seventy acre, fairly typical central Maine property—at least one interesting, surprising, beautiful, or memorable wildlife or nature image every week, for an entire year. The result is an unusual visual journal, a personal almanac, a keepsake unique to one time and one place yet conveying a universal message: we are not the only beings making a living from this land. In this presentation, Lee helps us slow down and take a look at the world around us. "It's amazing the stimulation we can find in the natural beauty within our own backyards that is often overlooked," Lee states. Special pricing available on the purchase of the book, By a Maine River as gifts for your audience.
The Face of the Proposed Maine Woods National Park
This visually rich, multi-media presentation, featuring the music of legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger, takes you on a journey to one of the last, great, unprotected wilderness areas within the United States, Maine's Great North Woods. This forest, that Henry David Thoreau explored 150 years ago, encompasses an area larger than Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined, and is deserving of becoming America's next national park, the Maine Woods National Park. This fragile ecosystem is home to myriad species including moose, bear, and migratory songbirds, along with several endangered and threatened species, including Canada lynx, and Atlantic salmon, among others. Since 2007 Tom and Lee Ann Szelog have logged over 25,000 miles putting a face to the land that is the proposed Maine Woods National Park. In this presentation, Lee will allow you to explore this amazing ecosystem, learn about the proposed Maine Woods National Park and how this park can benefit nature, wildlife, our planet and all mankind.