Sample Lecture Proposal

These are 2 fictitious sample proposals that give you an idea of how to format and what to put in. Remember you’ll need one topic for each day you are at sea or not in port.

1.    Keep the Bio simple, to the point as if it is written from another person’s point of view. Include awards, articles or books published, and major companies you’ve worked for. Blow your own horn.

2.    Topics should follow an overall theme with a different topic each day. Make it an explanation of what they are coming to hear/experience. Approximately 2 or 3 sentences.

3.    Submit this as an attachment separate from your application form. I will look it over and edit or ask for more if required.

4.    You will need to prepare a power point for each topic to bring with you. They have projectors but you will need your own computer. If you need help please advise. I will also need to review your power point slides closer to cruise date.


Judy Lambert Phd

Biography

Judy was born in Scotland and immigrated to Australia when she was 12.  Her interest in the flora and natural habitat of Australia developed at an early age. She became a graduated with honours as a botanist and was awarded a scholarship to Oxford where she received her Phd. A noted lecturer at the University of Queensland, producing many significant papers and publications. She received the coveted Burbige Medal for her research on dormant flora of the Northern Territory. A popular and engaging speaker she loves to share her knowledge and expertise with others. She is also the current chairperson of  The Systemic Botany Society. Judy resides in Maroochydore Queensland with her husband and two grown children.

Lecture Topics

History of Systemic Botany of Australia

Australia has specimens of flora and botany that are not found in other parts of the world. Judy will show you some of the latest discoveries and special qualities of these rare finds. She will provide a facinating look into plants that are prehistoric.

Flora and Faunda of Arid Australia

There are many areas of Australia where rain and moisture are amost non existent, yet things grow. Understanding how this works and what you can do to produce a virtual rain forest using nature will bring more harmony to these places. Judy will share how you can do this yourself adn how science is catching up with nature.

Technical Requirements  

Flip chart with pens, LCD projector and lapel microphone


Nathan Marcy

Biography

Among the most accomplished and well known of the worlds deep sea explorers, Nathan and his research team have located and documented some of histories most famous Australian shipwrecks. Nathan has the diverse experience of a geologist, pilot, austronaut, administrator, businessman, writer and father. He holds a Masters Degree in Oceanic Science and has completed further study and research at the Maritime College in Tasmania. He is the author of numerous scientific papers and articles.

Lecture Topics

The Wrecks of Norfok Island
Insert 2-3 sentences to explain the overall talk.

Searching for Aircraft
Insert 2-3 sentences to explain the overall talk.

History of Australian Coastal Wrecks
Insert 2-3 sentences to explain the overall talk.

Technical Requirements  

Flip chart with pens, LCD projector and lapel microphone

To apply, please click on the Apply Now under the cruise you wish to apply for
If your application is successful we will contact you. Our interview process can take place in person, via skype, and over the phone. You will need to have a speaking track record. A  photo of you and a dvd of your work may also be requested.

Once you have are accepted:

We will need your Proposal that includes your biography, experience and topics.  You will need one topic for each sea day. There needs to be a central theme for your topics. The guidelines above can help you to construct your proposal. If you require assistance, we will do our best to help you.