"Arranging an event at our Library with Andrew was very straightforward. He is organized, considerate, and easy to communicate with, responding to emails and queries quickly and thoughtfully. The presentation itself is very professional and well put together. As an event organizer, it was a real pleasure to work with Andrew and I hope to do so again in the future."
Jess Saunders, Adult Program Co-ordinator, Castlemaine Library

Which talk would be suitable for your event?

Andrew's talks can be adapted to a wide range of audiences, from interested community groups, through university undergraduate to faculty level. Content can be focused to particular interests.

Each of the talks listed below lasts approximately one hour, preferably with some time allowed at the end for questions and discussion.

Listening to the Wild!

The sounds of our natural environment are comprised of many voices; birdsong, frog choruses, seasonal insect choirs, mammal calls… But how have all these varied animal repertoires evolved? What can we learn from studying the sounds that creatures use to communicate, survive and adapt? And how can we personally appreciate and find meaning in listening to the natural world around us?

This presentation is aimed at audiences interested in natural history & ecology, and can be tailored to suit field naturalists through to university level.

Australia: A Welcome in Birdsong

This presentation is for a more general audience, and may be especially suitable for conference visitors from overseas.

Andrew takes you on a sonic journey through Australia's landscapes and habitats - from rainforests to the outback. And don't think its all kookaburras and magpies - some of the most beautiful birdsong to be heard in this country is rare and little-known.

Sound is highly evocative of a sense of place, and this entertaining presentation will give a unique and fresh appreciation of the great southern continent and its wildlife.

What can we Learn from Listening to Nature?

This talk is a bold overview of Andrew's primary areas of interest; what ecological sound tells us about natural processes, and the role of sound and communication in our development as a social and cultural animal.

This presentation covers a broad range of interests, uniting them into a scope of philosophical ideas and conclusions, highlighting the way listening can help us value nature and find our human place in the world.