Public Speaking

Trecia is a skilled public speaker has been engaging with the public on environmental topics for over thirty years.

There are a large variety of topics that Trecia is available to speak about with your group.

Please see the descriptions below for selections of topics;

compostComposting – this talk is designed to teach the audience the importance of composting (the art of taking yard debris and turning it into humus) and the reasons we compost. Step by step instructions are included as well as a discussion of issues that can be encountered along the way.

worms

Worms in My Kitchen - this talk is designed to teach the audience the art of vermicomposting. Vermicomposting is using worms (Red Wigglers) to change food waste into what gardeners refer to as “black gold”. Worm castings are the best fertilizer that you can find for vegetables, perennials, shrubs, trees and lawns.  Step by step instructions are given during this talk for how to make your own vermicomposting container and transform your food waste to black gold.

MonarchTake a Monarch to Lunch - Trecia has been studying monarchs and leading trips to Mexico for over twenty years. She serves as a Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist for the University of Kansas for the Southeast area.  This talk discusses the biology and ecology of the monarch butterfly as well as their incredible two way migration to Mexico. Problems with the monarch population and ways that we can help the monarch recover are discussed.

Birds of North Georgia -Trecia began her career as an ornithologist and has spent over thirty years banding birds to study their migration and breeding habits. This talk will discuss the common birds in your area, what is happening with bird populations currently, and what the homeowner can do to help bring back bird populations.

landscape

Living with the Landscape - Gardening with Native Plants-This talk discusses the importance of native plants being used in the landscape. Native plants and wildlife have evolved together for millions of years. Due to the increase in non-native plants in the landscape industry, pollinators, birds and insect populations have plummeted drastically recently.  We will talk about the reasons we are seeing these population declines, and what people can do to reverse this trend in their own space.