Target Audience Codes:

  • GS – Grade Schools
  • HS – High Schools
  • AG – Adult Groups

MON/RAND – Speaker will travel to Monroe/Randolph Counties

BICYCLE SAFETY

A bicycle safety program is currently offered at Southwestern Illinois College for all ages. Trained officers will provide safety tips, as well as cover bicycle rules and regulations. Please contact the Speakers Bureau for scheduling information.

Officer Marc Ellington, Public Safety
Target Audiences: GS, HS, AG

CHANGING THE FACE OF MEDICINE: WOMEN IN THE CIVIL WAR

An estimated 4,000 women served in some type of medical role during the American Civil War. However, only 200 words are dedicated to their service in the Surgical History of The War Of The Rebellion, a 12-volume work commissioned after the war to detail medical history. This presentation is offered to examine some of the contributions of women during the Civil War with the goal of fostering greater appreciation for their sacrifice and service.

Kevin Monroe, Faculty
Target Audiences: GS (6-8th), HS, AG

CLIMATE CHANGE/GLOBAL WARMING

Steve Holman is a marine biologist and a climate change educator and advocate with over twenty years of experience. His research has included ocean biome monitoring in the Biosphere 2 Center, Inc. and ocean acidification throughout the Caribbean.

Steve Holman, Dean of Math and Science
Target Audience: AG, HS, GS (grades 6 – 8)

DEVELOPMENTAL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

This is a workshop for adults who interact with children. The presenter will discuss developmentally appropriate activities for various age groups and can include hands-on activities with or without children. This is a great program for parents, grandparents, or those who are caregivers of all ages.

Suzette Hechst, Kids Club Director
Target Audiences: AG

MARINE BIOLOGY/BIOLOGIST

Steve Holman is a marine biologist and climate change educator and advocate with over twenty years of experience. His research has included ocean biome monitoring in the Biosphere 2 Center, Inc., ocean acidification throughout the Caribbean, and coral reef and mangrove habitat preservation in Tonga and Fiji.

Steve Holman, Dean of Math and Science
Target Audience: AG, HS, GS

SHARKS

Steve Holman is a marine biologist and a climate change educator and advocate with over twenty years of experience. His shark research involved adaptations of deep sea species, population genetics, and shark pupping habitats such as mangroves; and coral reef and mangrove habitat preservation in Tonga and Fiji where he studied sharks and stingrays for over ten years!

Steve Holman, Dean of Math and Science
Target Audience: AG, HS, GS