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Wildlife Fact:

Fish comprise 99% of the osprey’s diet. It typically takes fish weighing 5-10 ounces and about 10 to 14 inches in length.


Speakers Bureau

Connecting the public with the incredible wildlife and nature all around us is a vital part of our mission. While social distancing may prevent in-person talks, our naturalists and biologists can still share the inspiring stories of rare wildlife through virtual presentations on Zoom or other online platforms.

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Choose from the topics listed below - please note that specific dates will depend on the availability of each speaker.

Groups can choose from a selection of topics in the following categories:

General Wildlife Topics

  • New Jersey's Rare Wildlife: An Overview
  • Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State
  • A Rising Tide: Climate Change and New Jersey's Wildlife
  • Bald Eagles of the Meadowlands


  • Peregrine Falcons: Flying High in New Jersey
  • New Jersey's Fish Hawk: The Amazing Osprey
  • Raptors of the Garden State: Bald Eagles, Ospreys and Peregrine Falcons
  • Bald Eagles: An All-American Recovery


  • An Incredible Journey: Shorebird Migration
  • From The Bahamas to New Jersey: The Shorebirds' Journey
  • Beach Nesting Birds: The Birds of Summer
  • Barnegat Light Habitat Restoration: Building a Better Future for Piping Plovers

Reptiles and Amphibians

  • New Jersey's Rarest Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Terrapins and Tires: The Diamondback Terrapin of the Saltmarsh
  • Snakes of the Garden State: Learning to Live with and Love Our Legless Friends
  • Small, Secretive and Endangered: Bog Turtles
  • The Story of Salamanders

Other Wildlife

  • Creatures of the Night: The Bats of New Jersey
  • New Jersey's Elusive Hunter: The Bobcat
  • Beyond the Controversy: The Black Bears of New Jersey
  • Coyotes: Our Newest Neighbors
  • The Wonders of Migration in NJ
  • Spirit of the Wild: The Mammals of New Jersey
  • Pollinators in Peril: How You Can Help Protect Native Pollinators
  • The Silent Majority: Moths of New Jersey*


  • Backyard Birding in the Garden State***
  • Winging It: Birding for Beginners***
  • The Real James Bond, Birder Extraordinaire**
  • More than the Turnpike: Birding Hot Spots in Northern N.J.***
  • Beauty in the Ordinary: Odd Facts about Common Birds***
  • No Camera Required: The Basics of Digiscoping Wildlife Photography***

Wildlife Habitats

  • Ghost Pots: Removing Abandoned Crab Traps in Barnegat Bay
  • Wildlife on the Move: Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey
  • Unlikely Industrial Oasis: Restoring Nature on Newark Bay*
  • Great Swamp Through the Seasons*
  • The Nature of the Meadowlands**
  • The Celery Farm: In the Presence of Nature**
  • Vernal Ponds: The Other Universe*
  • Ridge and Valley: An Ecological Perspective*
  • A Closer Look: Biological Diversity in the Highlands*

The Environment

  • COVID-19 and Wildlife
  • Crab vs. Corona: The Unlikely Creature who Saved Us from COVID-19
  • Women & Wildlife: Stories of Leadership in NJ and Beyond
  • Earth Day: 50+ Years of Environmental Progress
  • Protecting the Environment in a Pandemic
  • Cutting through the Static: Environmental Communication in the Age of Climate Change
  • The Green Smear: Rethinking Our Grassy Lawns*

Film Screenings, Photography and Art

  • Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition
  • Species on the Edge: Award-Winning Statewide 5th Grade Art & Essay Exhibition
  • Film Screening: New Jersey's Hidden Coast - the Delaware Bayshore
  • Film Screening: A Race Against Time - Shorebirds, Horseshoe Crabs, and Hurricane Sandy
  • Confessions of a Wildlife Photographer*

Corporate Lunch & Learns

Any topic above can be customized or combined for a lunch-and-learn to engage your company's staff, management, clients, customers, or volunteers.

Presentations are made by CWF biologists and educators unless otherwise noted.

*Presented by ecologist Blaine Rothauser.

**Presented by author Jim Wright.

***Presented by naturalist Lindsay McNamara.

A minimum $250 honorarium made out to Conserve Wildlife Foundation is requested for staff time and travel. Under certain circumstances, price adjustments may be offered. Please call CWF for more information.

To schedule a presentation, contact:

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