Speaking Engagements

Presentation topics:

The Killing of Bald Eagles on Maryland’s Eastern Shore


At least 30 bald eagles were been killed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in ten years, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a long history of these carbofuran poisonings on the Delmarva Peninsula, which have continued to happen long after the Environmental Protection Agency banned the toxic pesticide. Award-winning journalist Donna Cole, who has spent over six years on this story, explains the sordid history of these killings, why they’ve happened and what’s being done about it.  

One hour presentation with Q&A.

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Surviving After Breast Cancer

After a diagnosis of breast cancer and a 12+ hour surgery to remove and rebuild left permanent nerve damage, what comes next? Besides pain, anger, isolation and despair, a family of barred owls took over my backyard. With their help, a lot happened. This is a story about birds saving a human. And what that human did next.

One hour presentation with Q&A

If your group is interested in booking Donna Cole for a speaking engagement, her email can be found at the bottom of this page.